Sooners guard Buddy Hield isn’t worried about what seed OU winds up on Sunday night after Thursday’s 78-73 loss to Baylor.
“It doesn’t really matter because any team can get popped any given night,” Hield said. “Once a team gets hot, they get hot.
“We’re a team that’s going to get hot, I promise you that. We’ve just got to stay focused and locked in and follow Coach (Lon) Kruger, and I think we should be fine.”
CHERY HELPS BEARS COME THROUGH
While Baylor dominated on the inside, with its three starting big men combining for 44 points and 26 rebounds, the Bears also received productive play from point guard Kenny Chery.
Chery, who played just nine minutes in the Feb. 8 loss to the Sooners as he recovered from turf toe, had seven assists and 12 points in Thursday’s win.
“Tonight, he made a big difference for sure,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “I thought he controlled the tempo. He gets the ball where it needs to go.”
BAYLOR FREE-THROW MARGIN SINKS SOONERS
Baylor’s free-throw shooting wasn’t always good against Oklahoma, but it did help the Bears maintain their margin.