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February 25, 2013

Hitting their stride

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NORMAN —

Kruger credits his seniors, who know all too well about the struggles at the end of the regular season, for elevating their games.

“The older guys have done a terrific job of that from a leadership standpoint,” Kruger said. “It doesn’t just happen. They have to prepare to make that happen each game, and they’ve done a good job of that. We have four more times where they have to do that.”

OU still has two big games left to close out the month. It faces Texas (12-15, 4-10) at 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Iowa State (19-8, 9-5) visits Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday.

Win them both and the Sooners can exit the month knowing they did what they had to do to secure the NCAA Tournament berth they’ve coveted for three years.

Playing well early and the elevated offensive play have made it possible.

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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