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OU basketball notes: Sooners surrender another big run

Cowboys use 14-2 run before the break to create separation.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, Published: January 9, 2012

OU's other two teams that started league play 0-3 both failed to finish above .500 overall — Billy Tubbs' first team in 1980-81 and last year's team.

“It's a hurting feeling right now losing these games,” Blair said. “We have to turn it around. No more excuses. We have to push forward and keep working hard... (Our confidence) is still high. We know we can still win. We just have to get in the gym and work hard.”


The Sooners host No. 18 Kansas State Saturday at 12:30 p.m.


OU grabbed 22 offensive rebounds to score 15 second-chance points, 34 in-the-paint points. ... For the first time all season, point guard Sam Grooms did not have an assist. Grooms had three turnovers. ... Andrew Fitzgerald continues to battle foul trouble. Fitzgerald picked up his fourth foul with 11:28 remaining. ... Blair drew a technical foul when he slapped the ball out of Page's hands while Page was trying to inbound the ball. ... The Sooners committed only 10 turnovers but had only seven assists. ... Sixth man Tyler Neal hasn't scored a basket in league play, averaging 0.3 points in three losses.

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