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OU basketball notebook: Andrew Fitzgerald, Romero Osby one of Big 12's top inside scoring duos

Fitzgerald and Osby are averaging 25.8 points in league play and shooting 50.6 percent.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: January 15, 2012

Other than Baylor's combo (Perry Jones III and Quincy Acy), Oklahoma's Andrew Fitzgerald and Romero Osby form one of the Big 12's top inside scoring duos.

Averaging 25.8 points in league play, shooting 50.6 percent, Fitzgerald and Osby have 17-foot range and can score in the paint.

“Being able to go inside or out can create some mismatches,” Osby said. “But I credit our teammates. They find us in good situations.”

GROOMS IN A GIVING MOOD

Coming off his only game with zero assists in a Bedlam loss, Sam Grooms dished out nine against Kansas State. Grooms is third in the conference in assists (5.4), second in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.46).

“I like making plays for other players, seeing my teammates happy, put the ball in the best possible position for them so they can do what they do best,” Grooms said. “I don't score as well as they do and I know that.”

MARTIN ON THE SOONERS

Kansas State coach Frank Martin knew OU was a dangerous game, but players didn't heed the warning following an emotionally draining loss to Baylor.

“That's why I tell you to not look at a team's record,” Martin said. “Did Oklahoma look like an 0-3 team in conference play today? Did they look like a team that scored 48 points their last game out?

“Those kids are good. They're very well-coached. They have very good players. They came out and played with a purpose.”


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