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Oklahoma men's basketball: OU students pack four sections for game vs. Longhorns

In the last two minutes, with the Sooners leading by 10 points, the sections started chanting, “Just like football.”
By Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 21, 2013

/articleid/3748063/1/pictures/1933448">Photo - Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (3) celebrates in front of Texas' Julien Lewis (14) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. OU won, 73-67. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (3) celebrates in front of Texas' Julien Lewis (14) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. OU won, 73-67. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Texas started the game with nine straight turnovers, including at least two turnovers from four of their starters. By halftime, the teams combined for only 14 points off turnovers.

Both teams played a cleaner second half. Texas only committed two turnovers, while Oklahoma tacked on five.

COUSINS' CONTRIBUTION

Freshman forward Isaiah Cousins started off the season as a starter and moved to a reserve, but on Monday night he had a big contribution to the Sooners in minutes.

Cousins played minutes 17 minutes. Four of the five starters played more than 30 minutes. Senior guard Steven Pledger played the fewest amount among starters with 16.

Cousins had three rebounds, one assist and one block.

THE NEXT THREE

Saturday at Kansas at 3 p.m.

Jan. 30 at Baylor at 6 p.m.

Feb. 2 vs. Kansas State at 5 p.m.

TIP INS

*A snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech was played before the start of the game in honor of King's vision.

* “Quick change,” a magician couple who changed outfits quickly, was the halftime show.

*Oklahoma had their most amount of points in the paint with 34.


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