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Oklahoma basketball: Speeding up slows down Sooner attack

By Stephanie Kuzydym Published: December 4, 2012
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Steven Pledger's was for 1-of-3 from beyond the arc in the first half, 3-of-4 in the second.

“Good movement,” Kruger said. “Attacked. Made plays for each other. Had good jumpers. Offense wasn't as much of a problem. But we also gave up 50-percent shooting.”

M'BAYE'S HIDE-AND-GO SEEK GAME

Amath M'Baye looked like he was about to play his statement game. He gave Oklahoma four off of its first six points via dunks.

Then he went scoreless the rest of the first half. M'Baye was a bit more noticeable in the second half, when he made two free throws in the first two minutes then a basket almost two minutes later.

M'Baye finished the game with 14 points.

QUOTABLE

Arkansas coach Mike Anderson on Oklahoma's performance: “What a great game, great atmosphere. Probably played one of their better games. They wouldn't go away. We had an opportunity to distance ourselves and we couldn't. That's a mark of a well-coached team. Credit to their seniors — Osby and Pledger. Stepped up with some big plays at the right time.”