The game will also be a turning point in the Sooners’ season because it marks their second game against the Wildcats. (OU lost, 69-60, in the first meeting Jan. 19 in Manhattan, Kan.) Every team it faces the rest of the regular season — with the exception of TCU — will be a return game.
The second time against conference opponents means the secrets have all been revealed. Both teams are very familiar with the personnel. Opponents are calling out plays seconds after point guards call them out. Tendencies are exploited throughout the game.
If the real scoring options don’t go beyond No. 1 and No. 2, it can get ugly really quick.
No one was happier to see his teammates step up on Wednesday than Osby.
“This was a team effort, and it has to be like that,” he said. “Teams are going to game plan for me and Pledge, but when you have five, six, seven guys stepping up, you can’t stop that many guys.”
Baylor couldn’t and OU got a huge road victory because of it. As long as the contributions continue to run as deep as they did Wednesday, the Sooners have a lot more wins coming their way.
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