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February 2, 2013

Wildcats top Sooners

NORMAN — Oklahoma knows all too well how tough it is to win in February. The reason was on display in Saturday’s 52-50 loss to No. 18 Kansas State at Lloyd Noble Center.

The loss, which dropped OU to 14-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12 Conference, was a dismal offensive performance by both teams. OU shot 38.8 percent (19 for 49). Incredibly, it actually shot better than the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2). They struggled to a 37.5-percent night (21 for 56).

However, OU couldn’t do much with the stops it was getting on the defensive. The 14 turnovers it committed kept the Sooners from ever putting a run together. Six of them occurred during a 10-minute scoring drought late in the first half and early in the second.

Romero Osby led OU with 13 points. He was the only Sooner to reach double digits.

Will Spradling led the Wildcats with 12 points and Martavious Irving added 10.

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