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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball 82 - Baylor Bears 72 | Notes & Quotes | "That's Golden State"

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

"Anytime you go on the road and win, you feel good about that. And, of course, Baylor is leading the league and playing great. I'm proud of our guys. I thought they moved the ball well offensively. Very obviously, stepped up and made shots, which they've been doing a good job of that. I thought defensively, we fought them pretty well. Baylor has a lot of weapons, it's hard to cheat anywhere, to help significantly. The guys stepped in there and battled really well. Jordan making shots the first half, Buddy the second half, and I thought Isaiah was terrific throughout. And Ryan and Khadeem, the second half especially, stepped up there and were a little more aggressive. A good road win against a really good Baylor club." - Lon Kruger on the game in general

"They really shoot it well. They made a lot of shots earlier in the week too. The ball movement was really good - I didn't realize it, but we had 29 assists - that's a big number. Any time you can do that, it means you move the ball well and are making shots. The guys like to shoot - they spend a lot of time shooting - and they like passing to each other. That's a good combination." - Lon Kruger on how well the team shot the ball

"I thought OU was outstanding and I thought we were average, at best. They had a lot to do with that. I thought we did well rebounding-wise. I was pleased with how we did there. Turnovers really, really hurt us. They had 28 points off our turnovers. They're so good in transition. You cannot give them opportunities in transition. Then from three, they made some tough ones, they made some open ones. We did not do a good enough job of contesting enough of them. They are the number one team for a reason, they have some great players. I mean, they won the game and I am disappointed we did not have a better showing for an opportunity like this, but we will get better." - Baylor head coach Scott Drew on the game in general

"Well, that's Golden State. I think schematically, we could have seen better things. That is where, as a coach, you kill yourself because you wish you would have prepared a little bit better. It's tough when you have a one or two day prep to get everything in. I thought if we could have schemed a little better, then we could have made it a little bit tougher rather than giving up so many easy ones. You have to give them credit for so many great passes which makes it even more difficult." - Scott Drew on the way Oklahoma shot the ball

"That was a real important stretch. The guys stepped up and made plays. I expect that in a team like that from guys like Jordan and Isaiah. They get in the gym a lot and make a lot of big shots. Jordan was really carrying the whole team by making shots. I was happy - if you looked at the bench I was celebrating more than anyone. I was really happy to see him make shots in the stretch." - Buddy Hield on sitting on the bench in the first half with foul trouble

"He wasn't down at all - he told us all that we had to step up. He told me to keep shooting, told Isaiah to keep doing what he was doing, and as a team to pick it up. We knew when he came back in the second half we all would be clicking together." - Jordan Woodard on Buddy's foul trouble

"Just trying to focus and knock down shots. I felt like we just had to keep the ball moving against the zone. Ryan, Isaiah and Khadeem made some good passes and I was just trying to knock down the shots." - Woodard on what led to his first half success

"In terms of developing a strategy, it's not hard at all to contain. Like I said earlier, we just did a bad job of being where we needed to be at the right time. Ish and I broke down a couple of times and so did Al Freeman in certain situations. As players we have to know where to be and that was our fault." - Baylor's Taurean Prince on defending Oklahoma's shooters

"It was very disappointing to lose, especially when there were things that we could've controlled, like our defensive game plan. And we didn't execute right. It really sucks when you have a chance to control something in the game and you don't take advantage of that." - Baylor's Jonathan Motley on losing to the top-ranked Sooners

Oklahoma Game Notes

• With the win, OU improved to 16-2 on the season and 5-2 in the Big 12. Baylor dropped to 15-4 on the year and 5-2 in conference play. Oklahoma improved to 43-12 all-time against Baylor, including 19-6 in Waco.

• No. 13 Baylor marked the sixth AP top-20 opponent for the Sooners this season (OU is 4-2 in those contests).

• The Sooner win snapped a 15-game home winning streak for the Bears.

• Oklahoma shot a season-high .620 (31-50) from the field overall, including a season-best .571 effort (16-28) from beyond the arc.

• Saturday marked the 13th game (out of 18) this season OU has scored at least 80 points.

• With made 3-point shots on Saturday and 17 at Iowa State last Monday, OU's 33 combined 3-pointers are the most in school history over a two-game span.

• The Sooners racked up a season-high 29 assists off 31 made baskets. That assist total was one short of the Big 12 record for a conference game (30 by Texas Tech vs. Baylor, Feb. 12, 2002).

• OU registered a season-high 13 steals on the afternoon, led by Jordan Woodard with four.

Buddy Hield registered 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

• With 19 points in the game, Hield passed former Sooner Hollis Price (1,821) into seventh place on OU's all-time scoring list. Hield now has 1,828 points in his Oklahoma career.

• Hield has now scored in double figures in 26 straight games (dating back to last season) and has registered at least 20 points in 10 of the last 12 contests.

• Guard Jordan Woodard recorded a game-high 20 points (all in the first half) and added seven assists and a team-high four steals.

• Senior guard Isaiah Cousins finished with 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3FG) and a game-high nine assists,  just one short of his career high (10 vs. Villanova this season on 12/7).

• Sophomore forward Khadeem Lattin blocked four shots in Saturday's game. It marked the eighth straight game Lattin has swatted at least two shots (has recorded at least four blocks in four games this season). In Big 12 play, Lattin is averaging 3.71 blocks per game.

Baylor Game Notes

  • Baylor dropped to 0-7 all-time vs. AP No. 1-ranked teams, hosting the nation's top-ranked team for the first time since Jan. 11, 1997 (KU).
  • Baylor is 9-9 against top-25 ranked teams since the start of the 2014-15 season, including a 5-3 home record.
  • The Bears snapped a 42-game streak of holding opponents under 75 points in the Ferrell Center, dating back to a 91-84 overtime win against Northwestern State on Dec. 18, 2013.
  • The loss was Baylor's first home loss of the season, with the last one coming 348 days ago, when Oklahoma State won 74-65 on Feb. 9, 2015.
  • Baylor has made at least one three-point field goal in 784 consecutive games - the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas). The last time Baylor did not connect from three-point range was Feb. 21, 1990 vs. Texas Tech.
  • The Bears are 45-129 when trailing at the half in the Drew era and 23-37 over the last five seasons, including 2-4 this season.
  • The 16 3-point field goals allowed by Baylor ties for the most allowed in program history, matching the mark set by Kansas (1/25/05).
  • Baylor had 18 assists in the game. The Bears are 14-1 when recording 16+ assists.
  • Taurean Prince (15 points) scored in double figures for the 14th time this season and the 53rd time in his career.
  • Prince rose from No. 27 to No. 25 on the all-time Baylor scoring list with 1,066 points, passing Jerry Mallett (1,053) and Arthur Edwards (1,062).
  • Jonathan Motley (15 Points) scored in double digits for the 10th time this season and the 18th time in his career. Motley (10 rebounds) also recorded the third double-double of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Rico Gathers (11 rebounds) had his 10th double-figure rebound game of the season and the 49th of his career.
  • Al Freeman (10 points) scored in double figures for the 13th-time this season and the 20th-time in his career.
  • King McClure (11 points) tied his career-high in points, a mark he has hit three times this season.