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Oklahoma Showed Clear Signs of Growth to Close Out Cincinnati in Big 12 Opener

Cincinnati cut No. 14 OU’s lead to six points early in the third quarter, but the Sooners found another gear to stay perfect in 2023.

CINCINNATI — The start of Saturday’s second half felt unsettlingly familiar for Oklahoma.

The No. 14-ranked Sooners controlled the proceedings in the first half at Nippert Stadium, but failed to capitalize on Cincinnati’s mistakes to only take a 10-3 lead into halftime of the Bearcats’ Big 12 curtain raiser.

OU got the ball out of the intermission with a chance to extend the lead back to two scores, but then it stubbed its toe.

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