Oklahoma basketball notebook: Kansas State's Bruce Weber advocates Big 12 scheduling tweaks after OU win

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber was not as big of a fan of the schedule and it's tough to blame him — the Wildcats were the only Big 12 team to play two teams coming off a week's rest this season.
by Ryan Aber Published: February 22, 2014

The schedule certainly favored Oklahoma on Saturday in its 86-73 home win over Kansas State.

The Sooners were coming off a week between games after winning at Oklahoma State on Feb. 15.

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber was not as big of a fan of the schedule and it's tough to blame him — the Wildcats were the only Big 12 team to play two teams coming off a week's rest this season.

Weber's team lost them both. The other came at Iowa State 81-75 on Jan. 25.

Eight conference teams had the break built into their schedules — Baylor and Kansas opened conference play later than the other schools and used the time for a nonconference game.

Only one, TCU, played their next game after the break on the road. TCU and West Virginia — in Saturday's loss to Baylor — were the only Big 12 teams to lose coming off the break.

“I hope the league looks at it — your number of double road games, your number of three-out-of-four road games,” Weber said. “Gotta make sure if we're going to have a good league to have a balanced schedule for everybody but credit to Oklahoma. They were rippin' and roarin' and we knew when they get going, they can score some points.”

WOODARD TIES FRESHMAN MARK

Jordan Woodard got to the line twice in a span of just more than two minutes early in the second half.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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