Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 30, 2013

Return to Recap

  Oklahoma Team Notes

Oklahoma overcame a 13-rebound deficit to post a 74-71 win at Baylor to improve to 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the Big 12. The loss was the Bears' first at home in league play as they fell to 14-6 and 5-2.

OU's .527 field goal effort was its second best of the year. The Sooners attempted 20 fewer field goals (75-55) but held Baylor to a .373 field goal mark.

Oklahoma overcame a 13-rebound deficit to post a 74-71 win at Baylor to improve to 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the Big 12. The loss was the Bears' first at home in league play as they fell to 14-6 and 5-2.

Amath M'Baye and Steven Pledger each scored 20 points for OU, season highs for both. M'Baye made a season-high nine shots on 12 attemnpts while Pledger finished 6-for-12. Pledger's three 3-pointers were his most in seven games.

Baylor lost despite its 47-34 rebounding advantage. The Bears grabbed 24 offensive boards (to OU's five) and outscored the Sooners 24-6 in second-chance points.

The Sooners improved to 7-2 this year in games decided by seven or fewer points (were 4-5 last season).

Baylor entered the game with a 53-9 home record going back to the start of the 2009-10 season.

Oklahoma returns home to host No. 18/21 Kansas State on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT.
 
  Oklahoma Individual Notes

Senior G Steven Pledger
Pledger added a season-high five assists against one turnover while M'Baye contributed seven rebounds and a pair of blocks.
 
Freshman G Je'lon Hornbeak
Hornbeak handed out a season-high six assists and grabbed five boards. High school teammate Isaiah Austin finished with 17 points and 21 rebounds (12 offensive) for Baylor.

RELATED

SOONER SPORTS PROPERTIES

Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications, Tyler Media, LLC and Griffin Television.

POWERED BY FOX SPORTS

Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.
  • PROMOTIONS
  • David Stanley Junior Captain
    Bedlam
    Billy Sims
    Red River Showdown
    Whataburger
    Ford Patriot of the Game
    PrimeSport
    OU IT Store Student Fan of the Game