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January 30, 2013

Sooners can see unlimited potential in junior M’Baye

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NORMAN —

One of the most memorable plays that afternoon was M’Baye’s attempted dunk over Kansas center Jeff Withey. M’Baye was called for a charge, but teammates were fine with the boldness of what he was attempting.

“I saw a picture of it, and both he and Withey were both way above the rim. I was like, ‘If he can get a couple of those down, people are gonna be scared of him,’” Osby said. “It’s good to see that aggression and him attacking the rim like that.”

Tonight’s his next chance to show what he really can do. The Bears are a long and athletic team. There are ways to beat them, but M’Baye gives OU the opportunity to fight fire with fire.

They need more of that boldness to materialize in big moments. Those around him believe it’s right around the corner. M’Baye has the same opinion.

“I’m just feeling good with this team, this offense and this coaching staff,” he said. “I try to do as much extra work as I can to feel more comfortable every day. The coaching staff has been great. They helped me through it. They were watching film with me in the morning and talking to me during practice. My teammates have done a great job of finding me where I’m comfortable to score. I’m definitely feeling better in the offense.”

John Shinn

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