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Oklahoma basketball: Sooners beat Texas Tech for fifth straight win

Romero Osby scored 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Oklahoma extended its winning streak to five games, beating Texas Tech 81-63 on Wednesday night.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Modified: January 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013

Osby opened the second half with back-to-back baskets.

“My teammates were finding me in certain spots,” Osby said about his second-half burst. “I didn't have to make many individual moves. They were catching me in certain spots. It's a testament to them.”

Throughout a majority of the game, senior Sam Grooms directed the Sooners from his position at point guard. Grooms also directed the Sooners in their last victory, which came against Oklahoma State.

“ ... when it comes to a game ... he's like the perfect point guard,” Fitzgerald said. “He does the little stuff more now and he's getting us extra assists and he's pushing the ball more. He really has been a great player for us coming off the bench.”

Oklahoma will return to the road for its second conference game away from Norman. OU plays Kansas State on Saturday.

“Kansas State is very good,” Kruger said. “High-ranked team in the country. Coach (Bruce) Weber's done a great job with the group. Tough game. Our guys know that and we have to continue to play better. Our challenge is to keep improving our habits.”

For now, those habits are based on ten players, led by Mr. Consistency, Romero Osby.