No. 3 Kansas 67, OU 54 | January 26, 2013 | Lawrence, Kan.
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|| Oklahoma Team Notes
Oklahoma lost for just the second time in the last eight games, falling 67-54 on the road against No. 3/2 Kansas. The win was KU's 33rd straight and 102nd in its last 103 at Allen Fieldhouse.
The nation's top field goal percentage defensive squad entering the game (opponents were shooting .348 on the year), Kansas held the Sooners to a .356 mark. OU, which was just 8-for-28 in the first half .286, entered the day leading the Big 12 (league games only) with its .459 field goal mark.
After going seven straight games without getting outrebounded, the Sooners got outboarded for the second straight contest. Kansas pulled down 41 rebounds to OU's 31. It was OU's second largest rebounding deficit of the season.
No Sooner made more than four field goals (Buddy Hield, Amath M'Baye, Romero Osby, Steven Pledger each made four). Pledger (4-for-8) was the only starter to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor.
M'Baye and Osby each scored a team-high 12 points, but did it on a combined 8-for-27 field goal shooting (.296). M'Baye was 4-for-11 and grabbed seven rebounds, while Osby was 4-for-16 and had six boards. Osby entered the day shooting .600 from the field over the 10 most recent games.
The loss was OU's 10th straight against Kansas and 12th consecutive at Allen Fieldhouse. The Sooners' last win in the building came in 1993.
OU fell to 6-4 away from home this season.
The Sooners are back on the road for a 6 p.m. Wednesday game at Baylor (ESPNU).
Senior G Steven Pledger
|| Oklahoma Individual Notes
Pledger made two of OU's three 3-pointers and finished with 10 points, his 10th double figures game in the last 11 outings. He tied Tim Heskett for third place on OU's all-time 3-pointers list with 215 makes.
Senior F Romero Osby
Osby made his lone 3-point attempt and is now 4-for-6 from behind the arc on the year.
Senior F Andrew Fitzgerald
With his first two points of the game, senior forward Andrew Fitzgerald became the 39th member of OU's 1,000-point club. He finished the game with four points and a team-high eight rebounds (his most of the season).