Share “Oklahoma men's basketball: Romero Osby,...”

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

Romero Osby called his teammate Amath M'Baye's name and as they ran toward each other, they leapt into the air and shouted, celebrating another Oklahoma victory, 73-67 over Texas, but also celebrating Osby's dominance.

The Sooners (13-4 overall, 4-1 Big 12) were up against arch-rival Texas, a team that carried the best defensive field goal percentage in the conference and second in the nation coming into the game. OU finished shooting 48.1 percent from the field on Monday night as a Lloyd Noble Center crowd of 7,335 watched.

In a must-win conference game for Oklahoma, Osby was too fast for his rookie defenders and too solid for any other defender. The senior power forward scored a career-high 29 points. He also had eight rebounds.

“We really believe that Osby's one of the best players in the league,” Texas coach Rick Barnes said after his club fell to 8-10 and 0-5.

Through shot selection — only putting up six shots from 3-point range — and a lack of production from Texas' starters — only 23 points from its starters — the Sooners played off Osby's energy and rhythm before they return to the road for games against Kansas then Baylor.

The game started off a mess for Texas. After scoring on their opening possession, the Longhorns committed nine straight turnovers. The first half was sloppy for both teams.

Osby started off being guarded mainly by Texas sophomore Jonathan Holmes. The Longhorns forward only played eight minutes, though, due to a broken hand. Then Prince Ibeh began to guard Osby, but there were multiple times he gave Oklahoma's senior a three-point play by fouling him on a layup.

Continue reading this story on the...


  1. 1
    Blumenthal: John Boehner is 'alcoholic,' 'lazy,' 'banal' | Washington Examiner
  2. 2
    Emails: Hillary kept close ties to Clinton Foundation while at State | Washington Examiner
  3. 3
    Radioactive chemical spill occurred last fall at University of Tulsa, officials announce
  4. 4 reveals top Labor Day, Fall destinations for 2015
  5. 5
    Rep. Jim Bridenstine recognized for leadership on space issues
+ show more


× Trending ou Article