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Oklahoma men's basketball: Romero Osby, Amath M'Baye lead Sooners past Longhorns

OU shoots 48.1 percent against Texas, the best defensive field goal percentage team in the Big 12.
By Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 21, 2013

“I had an opportunity a couple times to attack the bigs,” Osby said. “I attacked them once and got an easy bucket so I started to be more aggressive.”

He guided the team, slammed a dunk and shouted to the crowd as they clapped and shouted his name.

“Good job Roe! You got it!” they shouted.

Osby's performance was coupled with M'Baye's dunks. The junior forward had three alley-oops that made Lloyd Noble Center erupt with shouts. Two of the lobs came from freshman Buddy Hield and one came from senior reserve Sam Grooms.

With M'Bayes dunks and 14 points from Osby, the Sooners went into halftime up 30-26.

It was a different scene from about 50 hours earlier, when Osby struggled in the first half against Kansas State. His second half drive wasn't able to propel his teammates to a road victory.

Not in Norman. Osby's second half was just as hot as the first. He made a 3-pointer (his third of the season), grabbed some rebounds and had a put back that he ripped from the hands of two Texas defenders.

As the clock expired and the student chanted, “Osby, Osby,” the senior forward smiled as he waved at fans and walked around the court to give high fives. He was back in his role as Oklahoma's leader, but Osby saw it a bit differently.

“It was just a testament to my teammates, and coach is running stuff form me,” Osby said. “The 29 points came from them and things were just clicking a little bit for me tonight.”