OU 68 - Baylor 64
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The say that you have to be able to win on the road to call yourself a tournament team and that's exactly what the Oklahoma Sooners did today. It's official time to start grouping OU in the post season tournament category! Which tournament is still up in the air but OU's current winning streak should be enough to earn a spot in the NIT and the NCAA is still very much a possibility.
This game wasn't just about continuing Oklahoma's four game winning streak it was about proving to themselves that they could win on the road in this conference. Teams have struggled in the Ferrell Center this season and the Sooners were no exception.
OU had four players scoring in double figures including a surprise performance by Bobby Maze who had seemed to be in Coach Jeff Capel's doghouse. Maze racked up 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and no turnovers in his 26 minutes pf playing time. Longar Longar scored 12 points in addition to grabbing 12 rebounds to complete a double-double. Michael Neal hit two of his three attempts from beyond the arch to finish with 10 points but the hero of the day was once again Nate Carter who should be receiving the Player of the Week Award for his play this week. Carter finished with a game high 24 points.
OU won this game off the bench. The Sooners enjoyed a 24-10 advantage in bench production pushing them ahead of the Bears down the stretch.
Sure its Baylor we're talking about and the Sooners haven't lost to the Bears since OU hasn't lost to the Bears since 1977. This was a confidence building game and that is exactly what OU did now they will carry a ton of momentum into Ames Tuesday night to take on the Cyclones.