NORMAN — Oklahoma’s loss to Texas on Wednesday was harder to digest than chunks of rancid meat. It’s hard to move on to the next game after losing one to rival after holding a 22-point lead with slightly less than eight minutes to go.
Nonetheless, it’s the two days with the Texas game and Saturday’s against Iowa State where OU coach Lon Kruger really earns his money. Good or bad, he’s done an incredible job getting OU ready to play the next game no matter what happened in the previous game.
The Sooners (18-9, 9-6 Big 12) are 6-1 this season in games following a loss.
“That’s the nature of this conference,” Kruger said
“Doesn’t matter of it’s a win or a loss; you have to come back and play three days later. This group has done a good job of focusing on the next game. The Texas loss was tougher than normal because of the circumstances, but we still have bounce back and play a very good Iowa State team.”
The Cyclones (19-9, 9-6) are the only team to beat OU when it was coming off a loss. On Feb. 4, the Sooners fell, 83-64, to Iowa State two days after losing at home to Kansas State.