Washington, who scored four points, grabbed eight rebounds and chipped in two steals and two blocks, is elated to own bragging rights over his future father-in-law who lives in McAlester.
“Now I don't have to hear about losing to them the last time I ever played them,” Washington said. “I'm really happy my team came out and played the way they did, got the stops we needed and responded to their (second half) run. It was a fantastic win for us.”
The Sooners play Saturday afternoon at No. 13 Baylor. The Bears are coming off a win over Texas in Austin. Baylor is 0-4 against Kansas and Missouri but is 10-1 against the rest of the league, including a 77-65 win over OU a month ago in Norman.
Andrew Fitzgerald is in a slump for the first time all season. Fitzgerald scored only six points in Bedlam and is averaging 4.7 the past three games after averaging nearly 15 points the first dozen league games. ... With defenses sagging off, Sam Grooms (10 points, six assists) continues to have some success attacking the rim. ... OU dominated the boards 47-32. ... The win was OU's eighth consecutive home win over the Cowboys.