NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger and his players thoroughly believe there will not be a residual effect from Saturday’s emotional overtime loss at Oklahoma State in tonight’s game at Texas Tech.
“There’s going to be games like that through the year and the key is bouncing back from those and playing better than you did in the previous one,” Kruger said.
The first 24 games this season has shown OU has been adept at moving forward after losses. It is 7-1 in games following losses this season, and some of its best victories came in those circumstances.
The victory over Kansas on Feb. 9 came after OU’s only two-game losing streak of the season. The win at Baylor came after the loss at Kansas. OU’s All-College Classic win over Texas A&M followed an emotional loss at Arkansas.
“I look at a game like this as an opportunity to bounce back, just like when we went to Baylor and won right after we lost at Kansas,” OU forward Romero Osby said. “It’s the same situation; we have an opportunity to bounce back.”