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OU basketball notebook: Lights go out in Waco; Tommy Mason-Griffin held out of first half

BY DAVID UBBEN Published: January 10, 2010
Lights out in Waco
Nearly 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 Pledger
Freshman 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-Griffin
Freshman 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.


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