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February 18, 2013

Bedlam defeat still hurts, but taken in stride

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NORMAN —

One more basket and Osby would have cemented one of the best Bedlam performances in OU history. He added 15 rebounds and was virtually unstoppable in the second half.

“Ro did such a good job carrying us down the stretch there. We were trying to get him isolated there with some options,” Kruger said. “O-State did a good job of covering it. Ro was terrific, as he’s been all season.”

Nothing is altered because of Saturday’s loss. OU hits the road to face Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10) at 6 p.m., Wednesday and then returns to Lloyd Noble Center at 4 p.m., Saturday to face Baylor (16-9, 7-5).

Win both, and OU cements a .500 record in the conference with four games left. Win both, and it secures a season sweep of the Red Raiders and the Bears, who are currently tied with OU in the conference standings.

Nothing that happened on Saturday deters those possibilities. In fact, they should be bolstered.

“I think we did a lot of things to help us grow in the future,” Grooms said. “That’s what we’re looking forward to. It’s difficult walking out of here because we wanted to get this win.”

John Shinn

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