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February 11, 2013

Sooners hang on to upset No. 5 Kansas

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NORMAN, Okla. —

“A lot of people have been asking me about the game we played up there. I dind’t play particularly well,” Osby said. “I was kind of down on myself and frustrated with myself. Coach told me, ‘Hey, you’re not going to make every shot. Don’t worry about it, just stay in the gym.’ That’s what I did. I had a lot of opportunities to drive him today because I made my first few jump shots, which is how you have to play against him. It ended up working out in my favor.”

Pledger was 6 for 14 on the day and just 2 for 7 from 3-point range. However, his last basket was a 3-pointer with 3:51 left, which pushed the Sooners’ lead back up to 63-59.

“I just tried to keep my feet moving and my hands ready. That’s been a big problem for me this year,” Pledger said. “I haven’t been ready for many passes. I just tried to stay ready for everything.”

OU didn’t have any idea what to expect from Kansas. It was ranked No. 2 in the country two weeks ago, but arrived in Norman smarting from back-to-back losses to Oklahoma State and TCU.

Kansas coach Bill Self went ballistic after the Jayhawks’ loss to TCU on Wednesday, calling his team one of the worst in the program’s storied history.

The tone was different on Saturday. This was an even battle in just about every way imaginable. Both teams had 35 rebounds. OU shot 44.8 percent (26 for 58). Kansas shot 46.3 percent (25 for 54).

Ben McLemore scored 15 points to lead Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12). Withey added 14 and Elijah Johnson added 10.

“I’m not leaving out of here disgusted with my team at all. We actually played better today,” Self said. “We played a good team today. They shot the heck out of the basketball.”

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