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January 18, 2013

Focus shifts from Kruger visiting Manhattan to Sooners playing ’Cats

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NORMAN —

The Sooners know exactly how tough it is to win at Kansas State. Last season’s victory there completed a regular-season sweep of the Wildcats. There’s no doubt, it was the most surprising win the program has enjoyed in several seasons. Players admitted the motivation of playing for Kruger in that environment gave them an edge last season.

It was still around as the Sooners started prepping for the Wildcats on Thursday.

“We talked about it as a team before practice today. We want to win it for coach again, so he can have bragging rights. It’s his home; it’s where he did all his work before. We want to win to get to 4-0 in the conference, but we still want to win it for coach, too,” OU guard Sam Grooms said. “It would mean a lot to him. He doesn’t say it because he doesn’t talk that much and he doesn’t showboat. But if we win this game for him, he’ll show it eventually.”

John Shinn

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