Oklahoma basketball: What does beating Kansas mean for Oklahoma?

The upset victory has raised several questions — questions that need answers before the Sooners tip off against TCU on Monday night.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: February 10, 2013

Why is post-player Amath M'Baye dribbling on the perimeter and shooting threes?

“Well he made 2 out of 4 (Saturday) night, and lately his percentage is pretty good. ... Right now he's been shooting the ball well in practice. His confidence level is way up and we like seeing him take them.” — Kruger

M'Baye wouldn't be launching 3-point attempts if Kruger wasn't comfortable with him doing it.

What do players such as Cam Clark and Andrew Fitzgerald mean for this team?

“They were starters last year, and they could be selfish this year and have a bad attitude because they're coming off the bench. They haven't displayed it at all. They have good games. They have bad games. But lately, they've been really stepping up and it's been good for us.” — senior Romero Osby

Fitzgerald agrees he has done even better in his reserve role. His 6-foot-8 frame causes problems for opponents in the post, and he's aggressive. He has the most boards of any player off the bench. As for Clark, he is dangerous on the perimeter. He holds the second-highest field goal percentage on the team (. 487).

What was the best moment of Saturday night, and do you think that win will put OU into the NCAA Tournament?

“When the clock said 0.0 and it meant we won. ... and I think it is, but we're not really focused on that (NCAA Tournament) right now.” – senior reserve Andrew Fitzgerald

 Not only does Saturday night's victory over Kansas look like it will put Oklahoma in the tournament —  barring any extreme blowouts to TCU, Texas Tech or Texas —  the Sooners' victory over the Jayhawks will also likely help their seeding.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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