Knowing that KU big man Thomas Robinson would be paired defensively with a smaller man, OSU planned to get whoever he guarded involved off picks and screens.
That also involved the 5-foot-8 Page, who found himself run over by the 6-10, 240-pound Robinson during one attempt at a screen.
“Not good. Not good at all,” Page said. “That was the game plan coming in, for me to set more screens, because we knew Thomas was going to have to either guard Brian Williams or Le'Bryan Nash. So the game plan was for me to come in and set some screens for those guys.
“He got hold of me on that first one over there by Kansas' bench, and it didn't feel very good.”
The game plan was not Page's idea.
“It was Coach (Travis) Ford's,” Page said. “I was all for it until he leveled me like that.”