OU Sooners Sports Minute

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The OU men's basketball team gave No. 7-ranked Kansas fits before losing 67-64 in front of a large crowd at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners stayed close throughout, and a half-court shot that would've tied the game bounded off the glass at the buzzer. The loss was the third straight for OU.

A fourth consecutive setback came Saturday, a 65-51 loss to No. 5-ranked Baylor, also at Lloyd Noble Center. The biggest glitch in the Sooners' loss was a season-high 25 turnovers. Baylor turned those into 35 points.

"You are not going to beat Baylor with 25 turnovers," OU coach Porter Moser said after the Sooners fell to 12-7 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12. "You aren't going to beat a lot of team with 25 turnovers. We've got to play with better poise with the ball in terms of turnovers."

The No. 14-ranked women's basketball team was cruising along until Sunday, when it was walloped by an unranked Kansas State squad 94-65 in Manhattan. Not only did the Sooners lose, but K-State's Ayoka Lee scored an NCAA Division I women's single-game record 61 points. The previous record was 60, shared by two players.

"There's not a lot to say after that one. That was a really incredible performance by Ayoka Lee," OU coach Jennie Baranczyk said of the 6-foot-6 junior center. "You obviously never want to be on the wrong side of an NCAA record, but I thought she was absolutely phenomenal and we just didn't have an answer."

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OU men's and women's basketball teams come up on losing end

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