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OU basketball notebook: Buddy Hield says Sooners are a team that will get hot

Hield isn’t worried about what seed OU winds up on Sunday night after Thursday’s 78-73 loss to Baylor.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 13, 2014

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.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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