Kruger held out Cousins for precautionary reasons.
Sophomore forward D.J. Bennett played 20 minutes, 13 in the second half, as he continues to come back from a foot injury.
Freshman guard Frank Booker watched from the bench in street clothes, serving a one-game suspension for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Booker is expected to be back in action for Friday's opener.
Booker is the second player to be suspended for a game already, as sophomore guard Hornbeak missed Saturday's exhibition opener for the same reason.
Hornbeak was back in the lineup Monday, starting in place of Cousins.
TALLEY ‘BLESSED' TO PLAY SOONERS
In 2009, Kendre Talley led Star Spencer to a Class 4A state title at Lloyd Noble Center.
Saturday's game wasn't at OU's regular home court, but the Oklahoma Christian senior still enjoyed the return to Norman.
Talley scored 16 points on 5 of 14 shooting and had six assists for the Eagles.
“It was a great opportunity for my family to be able to come out and witness this environment,” Talley said. “We always used to go to OU games when I was growing up. Being able to play against them, it's a blessing. I never thought I'd be able to play against a Division I school.”
FIELDHOUSE SERIES CONTINUES
The game was the continuation of the Field House Series, which began last year with games returning to where the Sooners basketball team called home from 1928 through 1975.
The Sooners won an exhibition game and a regular-season game in the McCasland Field House last season.
Monday's exhibition is the only Sooners game scheduled for the building this season.
BY RYAN ABER