Lights out in WacoNearly two-thirds of the lights inside the Ferrell Center went out suddenly with 13:12 to play in the first half and Oklahoma leading 16-9. OU freshman forward Andrew Fitzgerald had a made free throw waved off because the lights went out just before he took the shot. Fitzgerald made his make-up free throw after an eight-minute delay in Oklahoma’s 91-60 loss to Baylor at the Ferrell Center in front of 8,757 fans. . The game resumed with the gym dim, but the light returned nine minutes later, with around nine minutes to play in the first half.
Late arrival for PledgerFreshman guard Steven Pledger flew to Philadelphia after the death of his grandfather earlier in the week. He did not travel with the team to Waco, but arrived around 1:30 Saturday afternoon, a little over three hours before tip-off. Pledger scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting.
Missing Mason-GriffinFreshman point guard Tommy Mason-Griffin was held out of the first half. Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel said it was a "coach’s decision.” He didn’t start the second half, but checked in 20 seconds after halftime, after the first dead ball. He played 18 minutes in the second half and scored six points with an assist and a turnover. Mason-Griffin missed practice before a loss to Gonzaga on New Year’s Eve, but played 32 minutes after not starting.
Udoh continues his tearEdmond Santa Fe alum Ekpe Udoh picked up a foul on his first attempt to block a shot less than 90 seconds into the game. But by game’s end, he’d blocked seven shots, just below his average of 7.25 over the last four games. "His presence is felt even when he is not blocking shots because you’re always looking for him,” Capel said. Udoh scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
QuotableOklahoma coach Jeff Capel, on Oklahoma’s streak of 30 consecutive wins over Baylor since 1977: "We talked about it but not from the standpoint of just trying to extend the streak, but just how hungry they were going to be.”