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The second session of Oklahoma’s 53rd Legislature opens today with more than 2,700 bills and resolutions to consider in 90 days, one of which may change who decides to raise

tuition in Oklahoma. Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, filed Senate Bill 1062, which proposes giving control of tuition decisions to the Legislature rather than the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The regents gained power over

tuition in 1991 with limits and then complete control in 2003, according to a press release. “All of our efforts are in vain when a lot of citizens simply can’t afford to attend college because tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, far surpassing the rate of inflation,” Wilson said in a release. “That’s why I think it’s time for the Legislature to take back the responsibility of

making tuition decisions.” The regents would still be able to suggest changes to tuition and fees in higher education institutions, but the Legislature would have final say. Currently, the regents have to submit reports to the Legislature of all actions taken the previous year, but the Legislature does not get a say,

WATCH state of the state Gov. Mary Fallin will give the State of the State address at about 1 p.m. The House of Representatives will stream the speech at www.okhouse.gov. Local networks will stream the speech at www.oeta.tv and www.kosu.org. Source: Governor’s office

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Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh describes the research on cancer the OU Health Sciences Center is doing Thursday. Ramesh is testing nanoparticles on lung cancer cells.

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New research using nanoparticles is on the frontline on the war against cancer OU researchers are hoping extremely tiny particles outfitted with medicine can be used to discover and fight cancer more effectively. Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh, who has worked at the OU Health Sciences Center for the past year and a half as a researcher, is creating and testing nanoparticles on lung cancer cells to discover new ways to fight cancer. The nanoparticles, which are billionths of a meter in size, are composed of an iron core and a gold

layer covered in Cetuximab, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved antibody, Ramesh said. The particles are introduced into the body intravenously, according to a peer-reviewed research article in the science journal PLoS ONE. The particles’ size allows them to maneuver through the body’s smallest blood vessels with greater ease than traditional drugs, the iron core allows the use of an MRI, and the golden surface helps medicine adhere to the particle while having optical properties that illuminate under laser light, Ramesh said. Varying on the density of the gold under laser light, the particles will illuminate in shades of blue, red or green. For example, if there was a tumor infested with those particles, a doctor could shine a laser over the surface and identify the edges of a tumor, Ramesh said. Without

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AT A GLANCE Cancer the survival rate for lung cancer patients is 15 percent, accounting for more deaths than any cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America behind heart disease. an estimated 19,210 new cases of cancer in Oklahoma alone will come about in 2012. Sources: The American Cancer Society

this technology, doctors could surgically extract a portion of a tumor but leave superfluous cancer cells remaining around the edge. The initial purpose of the research was to curb the collateral damage done by chemotherapy to healthy cells and to increase the

duration of drug circulation in the body, Ramesh said. When the size of the capsule for this therapy was brought down to the nano level, it became easier for the drug to pass through the blood vessels and have made a greate impact on tumors, Ramesh said. The materials used for these drugs can come from a wide range of substances. Ramesh and his team have been using an iron core in the particles so they will show up using MRI. Traditionally, to assess the effectiveness of a treatment, patients will prepare for days before undergoing an MRI, which is costly and time consuming, Ramesh said. That time can be better spent, and a few days are often the difference between life and death in cancer treatment,

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AT A GLANCE timeline today — OU is opening to accept proposals May 10 — Regents vote on a new contract June 30 — Burger King’s current contract ends Source: Matt Roberts, Housing and Food purchasing manager

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The university is accepting proposals from restaurants to fill the space where Burger King now resides in Adams Center. Burger King has been on campus for 15 years and will satisfy its current contract June 30, said Lauren Royston, Housing and Food Services spokeswoman. Housing and Food Services intend to have a contracted vendor operating in Adams Center by the time fall meal plans are activated, said Matt Roberts, H& F Services purchasing manager. Several companies expressed interest in the location, including Jamba Juice, Steak ’n Shake, Raising Cane’s, Denny’s and IHOP, Roberts said. The purchasing department, which processes the bids, also expect to receive a bid from Burger King to retain their spot, Roberts said. The purchasing department released documents

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Narciso Argüelles, artist and instructor at Oklahoma City Community College, focused his gallery pieces to represent Chicano issues and culture at the exhibit opening, “Reclaimed and Remixed: Chicano Art.” The gallery opened Friday in the School of Art and Art History’s Lightwell Gallery.

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state health department inspection reports for fraternity and sorority houses from January 2010 to most recent — To ensure food service groups that serve fraternities and sororities are complying with state health codes.

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Proposal: Business hours will be maintained Continued from page 1

Today around campus The men’s basketball team will play Missouri at 6 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center. A seminar about improving reading speed as part of the Student Success Series will take place at 5 p.m. in 245 Wagner Hall.

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A gallery talk, “Highlights from the Permanent Collection of Photography, Part 1” with Mark White will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery. A presentation from the head veterinarian of the Oklahoma City Zoo will take place at 7 p.m. in 312 Sutton Hall.

Wednesday, feb. 8 A seminar about the psychology of student success as part of the Student Success Series will take place at 4 p.m. in 245 Wagner Hall.

Friday, feb. 10 A steel pan festival featuring original compositions for steel pans will begin at 8 p.m. in Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center. The festival will continue at 8 p.m. Saturday. University Theatre’s Mary Stuart opens at 8 p.m. at the Weitzenhoffer Theatre in the Fine Arts Center. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 11, 15, 16, 17 and 3 p.m. Feb. 12 and 18. New Century Ensemble, a concert featuring the music of OU School of Music composition students, will take place at 8 p.m. in Sharp Concert Hall of Catlett Music Center.

Saturday, feb. 11 The eighth annual Pink and Black Ball, an event put on by the Women’s Outreach Center, will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. The semi-formal event benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The women’s basketball team will play Missouri at 2 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center.

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requesting proposals today, and proposals are due in approximately six weeks, Roberts said. A team consisting of food services, managers, some administrators and a student will review the proposals. Students voiced mixed opinions about what restaurant should be in the current Burger King location, said Allie Kallmann, H&F Services Student Association vice president. “A lot of people have been, ‘Oh my god, thank god, let’s get rid of Burger King.’” Kallmann said. “Then there was the lone person in the corner going, ‘I really like Burger King.’” The association discussed alternative restaurants at its

Continued from page 1 according to the release. Since 2003, the regents have increased tuition all but one s chool year by an average of 5.8 percent each time, according to the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. These raises are still below national averages and keep Oklahoma as one of the most affordable states for higher education, regents spokesman Ben Hardcastle said. Majority Floor Leader Mike Schulz, R-Altus, said he does not see the bill passing because the regents understand tuition better than the Legislature and do have the best interests of the students and colleges in mind. “At times that sounds like a real good idea ... but when you stand back and look

Continued from page 1 Ramesh said. The nanoparticles’ iron core makes it possible to perform an MRI without the days of preparation to immediately establish a treatment’s effectiveness, he said. “What we are coming into now is the age of personalized medicine,” Ramesh said. “All cancers are unique. One person’s lung cancer is different than another person’s lung cancer.” The gold ser ves other

over all this policy it makes more sense to allow that institution to be in control of that side of the funding,” Schulz said. Speaker of the House Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, said he agreed the Legislature should not gain control of increases and most states have trusted separate bodies, such as the regents, to make these decisions. Oklahoma ranked 12th in the nation last year in cuts to higher education funding, according to a report by The Associated Press. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on states not to cut funding and for college presidents not to raise tuition. “On one hand he said that the federal government wasn’t going to spend any more money on higher education because they’re

AT A GLANCE Bills up for discussion SB 1027 — Would ban operating a motor vehicle while writing, sending or reading a text message SB 1433 — Would let citizens vote on whether a human embryo should be given “personhood” status SB 1689 — Would end state appropriations for Oklahoma Educational Television Authority,

broke, but then he said the states are going to have to spend more money on higher education,” Schulz said. “I’m thinking, ‘Mr. President, how are we going to do that? We’re all broke, too.’” The Legislature will most likely not cut funding again this year, but increases are

Oklahoma’s public access channel HB 3038 and SB 1587 — Would decrease the state income tax rate and eventually phase it out SB 1032 — Would allow local governments to create and enforce smoking laws that are stricter than state laws Source: Oklahoma Legislature

not likely either, both Schulz and Steele said. The state budget is at a standstill, Schulz said. There has been an increase of 10 to 12 percent in state collections — which is more than expected — but these extra funds are being used to make up for money spent in the past.

benefits as well. When gold is hit with light, it generates heat. By raising the temperature of the particles, the cancer can be burned away. Also, the golden surface is conducive for attaching antibodies, which help fight the cancer, Ramesh said. The Cetuximab antibody essentially starves cancer cells by not allowing them to receive

the signals they need to grow. The research is promising, but don’t expect the procedure to be on the market anytime soon, Ramesh said. There are more steps to take and more research to be done before this can move to human trials, and after that, there is the hurdle of getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

AT A GLANCE Nanoparticles The particles Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh and the OU Health Sciences Center researchers are working with are 18 nanometers in size. A nanometer is onebillionth of a meter.

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“We know it’s a need,” Roberts said. “It fills that void when Couch Restaurants and Cate ala Cart and Couch Express and even Xcetera are closed.” A survey sent out last semester questioned students about what food option they would like to see in Adams Center, Royston said. Survey results revealed students are interested in all-day breakfast options. “Pancakes are always popular,” Royston said. All plans are contingent on the number and types of proposals the purchasing department receives, Royston said. The purchasing department intends to have a contract ready to be voted on at the OU Board of Regents meeting May 10, Roberts said.

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arents, cereal companies and Jimmy D e a n hav e b e e n telling the public that a balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day for decades, but do people actually listen? The younger a person is, the less likely they are to eat breakfast, according to a poll taken by ABC News. Perhaps after reading some of the following statistics and trying the recipes, those of you who consistently skip breakfast will reconsider. The literal meaning of the word “breakfast” means to break a fast, which is what happens while you are sleeping according to a 2008 article from Vanderbilt University. Kala Dickerson, the author of the article, said that while a person sleeps, they lose about 450 calories and the point of breakfast is to restore that. A 1998 study at Harvard University showed that students did better on math tests and had higher attendance rates when they ate breakfast than those who did not, according to Sarah Dray at livestrong.com. There are more benefits than better grades and alertness. Lifespan.org says eating breakfast everyday can help people be more successful at losing weight and staying with a diet.

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Oatmeal: It’s super food and can be jazzed up according to taste. Turkey bacon: It’s not the same, but it gets pretty close for 40 calories less. Spray butter: Zero calories and does the same thing when it comes to cooking. Egg whites: Three egg whites equal about onethird of the calories of two whole eggs. Wheat bread: This has about the same amount of calories than the same amount of white bread, but has more nutritional value because it is less processed.

Quick Oats Water Vanilla Whey Powder Spray Butter Cinnamon Agave (optional) 1-2 Strawberries 5-8 Pecan Halves Steps: 1. Make the Quick Oats with water as directed on the canister or however you usually make them (some people like it watery). 2. Once oatmeal is made take one-third of a scoop of the vanilla whey powder (the containers come with a scoop, but if you don’t have one, it is about a teaspoon) and add the powder to the oatmeal. 3. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and add a teaspoon of agave if you like a sweeter breakfast. Mix all ingredients into the oatmeal until it is well blended (i.e. no chunks of whey, because that’s not good at all).

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But, eating Cocoa Puffs and a Little Debbie’s Snack Cake or a heaping pile of pancakes with stacks of bacon and sausage are not necessarily the best way to start off your day. If you lose 450 calories when you sleep, then going over that when you eat breakfast is probably not the best option. I developed the following recipes in my own effort to start the day off right. These recipes are mostly high in protein, which is great for those who work out in the morning and need to rebuild muscle throughout the day. They’re a good start for anyone though, not just the 5 a.m. workout crowd.

Above: Removing the Whey Powder and spray butter from oatmeal makes it a vegan-friendly breakfast option. Below: Instead of using whole milk in your smoothie, choose low-fat options such as skim, soy or almond.

4. Break up the pecans and sprinkle in. Then, take the strawberries and slice them into the bowl. Mix it all up, and you have a super food with lots of protein to fill you up.

Green Smoothie Things You’ll Need: A big handful of Spinach or Kale 1 Golden Delicious Apple (or your choice, but sweeter apples work best) 1 cup of frozen berries (I like raspberries) Milk Peanut butter Steps: 1. Put a tablespoon of peanut butter, the spinach or kale and berries into your blender. 2. Cut the apples into cubes and add to the blender. 3. Add the milk. Pour it in slowly and fill the blender up until the milk reaches about three-fourths of the way up the other ingredients.

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“The person sitting next to you may smell like a fryer today, but that may not always be the case. If he or she is willing to put forth the effort required to work through college, they will be the person employers hire instead of you.” (fascinatingnewthing RE: Column: Did You Get Fries With That?)

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Keep an eye on these bills Our View: This legislative session brings several important bills to watch.

simply a ploy to frighten voters and win re-election points due to a non-issue. In a similar vein, SB 1274 would require women The Oklahoma legislature is back in session today, to listen to the heartbeat of the fetus before having gearing up to consider 2,005 new bills and 1,822 still an abortion. Sound familiar? That’s because a simialive from last year. Some of the issues those bills are lar restriction, designed to shame and guilt women set to tackle are not immediately compelling, but into not having a perfectly legal procedure by forcing much of this session’s business will be interthem to have an ultrasound before the aboresting to more than just the political science tion, passed last year and is now facing legal The Our View majors. is the majority challenges. Among the usual political business and opinion of Oklahoma has spent at least $120,000 debudget negotiations, several bills address The Daily’s fending prior laws putting restrictions on nine-member important, controversial issues and could abortions, the Tulsa World reported Jan. 30. editorial board have drastic results. Instead of wasting time and taxpayer money A series of bills would loosen restrictions on these repetitive bills, lawmakers should on concealed weapons laws. These potential mealet the legal process run its course and focus on the sures include everything from lifting the ban on thousands of other bills before them. concealed weapons in elementary schools to allowOther important issues to watch include prison ing weapons to be openly carried in plain sight to reforms, an overhaul of the foster care system and removing the fingerprinting requirement from con- attempts to drastically re-organize the tax code to cealed weapons permit applications. further limit taxes (and state revenue). More inforWhile some of these bills, such as SB 1785, which mation about these efforts and the specific plans would set up a reciprocity agreement with states that involved will be revealed this afternoon in Gov. Mary don’t allow concealed carry licenses, are interesting Fallin’s State of the State address. suggestions worthy of consideration and debate, the These are some of the bills we’ll be watching and majority of these bills are like the ones mentioned reporting on in 2012. Do you know of any we’ve above, which would endanger Oklahomans and re- missed? Email dailyopinion@ou.edu to let us know duce the effectiveness of gun safety measures. which bills you’ll be following, and we’ll collect a list The legislature also will consider several bills that to share with your fellow Sooners. would tighten restrictions on abortion and stem cell But it takes more than watching and waiting. Don’t research. SB 1418 would restrict the use of aborted wait for the floor debate on any of these bills. If these human fetuses in the ingredients of food products, issues are important to you, contact your legislators or in research by food companies. today and let them know which bills they should This bill, based on a 2010 conspiracy theory by an support — and which they should avoid at all costs. ultra-religious group that alleged Pepsi Co. Inc. was using human fetuses in its development process, is Comment on this at OUDaily.com

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he alarming escalation of the systematic crackunanimous in the global community, with the fatal flaw of down on the Syrian people at the hands of their two of the five veto power nations — Russia and China — own government demands greater attention from opposing these security council resolutions. the global community, especially here in America. While the option of unilateral action is certainly a posAs fall grows closer, the goldfish-like attention span of sibility, a consensus or coalition is easily a more desirable America will drift toward presidential campaign mania. option. If more grass-roots activism and voicing of sentiThis quadrennial tendency makes the public eyes of ments to the world’s diplomats takes place, our generation Americans drift even further toward introverted self incan get the message across that we need action, not words. volvement. It is during this period that America — from the The heinously high figure of 6,000 has not by any means government down to university students been fixed. — need to remain aware of the current The question you must ask yourself “If more grass-roots events that will define what our generashouldn’t be one of ledgers and dollars, tion did, whether we acknowledged these but rather of moral principle. In about 20 activism and voicing events or not. years when your kid comes home from of sentiments to the As a citizen of one of the most powerful school after learning about these events world’s diplomats take and asks you about Homs, Bashar al-Assad nations in the world, I believe we have a duty to make sure that basic human rights place, our generation and Syria, what will you say to them? are not systematically transgressed upon. “Well, we ran this equation, and it can get the message turned out that the price per human life This is especially true when it concerns the citizens of less-fortunate nations, esjust didn’t merit any action, and abstainacross that we need pecially when at the hands of their own ing from action saved us a lot of money.” action, not words.” government. In regards to mass atrocity Or will you be able to say, “Let me tell crimes taking place in the world, this time you about the humanitarian intervention we know, again. (Referring to the hesitant action of the althat deposed this despotic dictator and liberated the citilies in regards to Nazi Germany’s persecution of the Jews, zens of Syria” and that they would have intervened sooner, had ‘we only I implore you to take action so we can keep Syria off of known’). If we remain comatose and act complacent whilst a macabre list that includes the likes of Rwanda, Sarajevo, doing so, we will become morally culpable and thus, morSrebrenica and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ally defeated. sooner we act, the better chance there will be for preventIn this now nearly yearlong conflict, the death toll in ing further, needless death. Syria is around 6,000, according to a CNN article. The Arab League has observed these atrocities in action and has gone to the U.N. with both their findings and recomNolan Kraszkiewicz is a religious studies and political mendations. The support for these resolutions has been science junior.

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OPINION COLUMNIST recently sat down with the interim executive director of the OU chapter of Hillel, Daniel Reches, to discuss the role of Hillel in the university community. Hillel is part of an international organization Jess Eddy with chapters located not jesseddy@me.com only on many American college campuses but throughout the world. The mission of Hillel is to enrich the lives of Jewish young adults so they can enrich the Jewish people and the world. In my experience as a non-Jewish student at OU, I have been pleasantly surprised by Hillel and Reches’ success at contributing substantially to the general OU community regardless of race, religion or creed. Whether it is due to Hillel’s desire to foster identity, not necessarily belief, or their focus on culture, Hillel has certainly been successful in creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and interaction instead of the exclusive, Jewish-only group I fear some may suspect it to be. I assure you it is quite the opposite. My first experience at Hillel came upon the invitation of some of my Turkish friends who happen to be Muslim. Having little knowledge of Hillel, I was a little surprised but curious nonetheless. Intrigued by an apparent contradiction of my naïve notions of Hillel, I excitedly obliged my friends and was fortunate enough to take part in an enlightening in“Hillel stands as terfaith dinner, comprised a hub of interfaith of students, professors and other members of the comand intercultural munity, coming from an interaction; the assortment of religious and benefits of which cultural backgrounds but united by a desire to learn will continue to about one another. appeal to curious, more There was no Jewish open-minded agenda, no politically charged pro-Israeli rhetoindividuals.” ric. In fact, an Imam, Rabbi and Christian pastor all spoke for equal amounts of time on the importance of interfaith engagement from the perspective of their religious tradition. In addition to such a rare sense of openness and fellowship, the conversation with fellow participants delved most sincerely into some of the more difficult and sensitive issues among the cultures and traditions from which we hailed. Indeed, I don’t believe I have found a more conducive environment to such discussions at OU, which are important and necessary endeavors in light of the times, than at Hillel. I asked Reches to expound on just how and why Hillel is able to provide such a necessary environment to a thriving academic community, which is diverse in many ways. He said, “Hillel is the only Jewish center in Norman, as such it is important for us to interact with people of other faiths, cultures and identities.” That is a powerful statement. The ease of its utterance is not reflective of its value. It is my experience that most cultural organizations do not place the engagement with peoples different from themselves as a high priority. They are more focused on improving the experience of the members of the organization from within and seeking to preserve what is perceived as a sacred identity. The mission of Reches and Hillel seem to take quite the opposite position on the means of pursuing a special experience for its membership. It has become apparent to me in my time at OU that Hillel is and will continue to be not only a safe-haven for Jewish students but also for any student seeking knowledge of people other than themselves. A visit to Hillel does not just entail exploration of Jewish culture and identity. Hillel stands as a hub of interfaith and intercultural interaction; the benefits of which will continue to appeal to curious, open-minded individuals. In short, no OU experience should be complete without a Hillel experience, regardless of who you are. Jess Eddy is a religious studies senior.

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Sooners look to end three-game skid Oklahoma to host Missouri Tigers at 6 tonight Greg Fewell Sports Editor

The OU men’s basketball team will look to find the win column for the first time in three games when it hosts No. 4 Missouri Tigers at 6 tonight at Lloyd Noble Center. After bouncing back from a three-game losing streak by defeating then-No. 18 Kansas State on Jan. 14 at home, the Sooners are 2-4 — with three of the four losses coming in Norman. On Saturday, Oklahoma allowed Iowa State to finish 15-of-30 from 3-point range — with 10 of those buckets coming in the first half — as the Cyclones handed the Sooners a 77-70 defeat. OU coach Lon Kruger said his team has to play better perimeter defense to be successful. “We have got to work on it more and do a better job of it in practice,� Kruger said after the Sooners suffered their ninth loss of the season. “We will do that.� In the closing minutes against the Cyclones, the Sooners were outscored 21-14 to end any hopes of a win. Junior forward Andrew Fitzgerald said the team

Key Opponent Marcus Denmon Year: Senior Position: Guard Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Season stats: Leads the Tigers in scoring with 17.7 points per game; has played 33.5 minutes per game; has grabbed 5.5 rebounds per game; has 35 steals; is shooting 89.9 percent from the free-throw line

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Duke’s Andre Dawkins (20) reacts after the Blue Devils were upset by the Miami Hurricanes, 78-74 in overtime, on Sunday in Durham, N.C.

has to take the loss and improve. “We just have to learn from the loss, get back to film and really just guard, trying to take things away,� Fitzgerald said. Junior point guard Sam Grooms said the Sooners can do better. “We could’ve guarded better, we could’ve done a lot of things better, but that’s the pleasure of basketball — we have tomorrow and we’ve got to get better and be better for Missouri,� Grooms said. Missouri has not shared Oklahoma’s struggles this season. The Tigers are 21-2 and are coming off of a Astrud Reed/The Daily 74-71 victory over the No. 8 Sophomore guard Cameron Clark shoots one of his team-leading 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 77-70 loss to Iowa State at Lloyd Noble Center. Kansas Jayhawks.

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Paval, Webb defeat Nebraska’s No. 7-ranked duo Saturday at home Cameron Strock Sports Reporter

The No. 20 OU men’s tennis team cruised past No. 40 Nebraska, 6-1, on Saturday in Norman. The focus of the match was squarely on the OU No. 1 doubles combination of junior Costin Paval and freshman Dane Webb. The duo was charged with facing Nebraska’s highly touted No. 1 doubles team of Christopher Aumueller and Benedikt Lindheim. Paval and Webb came up big for OU, defeating Nebraska’s highly touted No. 7-ranked doubles team to secure the doubles point for OU. COSTIN Paval and Webb’s victory came with the match tied after Nebraska won at the PAVAL two singles spot and junior Lawrence Formentera and senior David Pultr finished off their opponents to claim the first point for OU. After winning the doubles portion of the match, the team continued its momentum by winning the next four matches in straight sets. Coach Roddick considers his team to be a stronger outdoor team than indoor, so a convincing win indoors is a great sign for the Sooners. Both Paval and Webb say they are trying to learn and improve from each match, however they say it is important to treat every match the same way and be consistent in both practice and matches. “You have to treat all matches the same way,� Paval said. The Sooners hope to continue their success next weekend when they host No. 27 Indiana at noon Sunday at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion in Norman.

Sooners riding three-game win streak into game Kedric Kitchens

Assistant Sports Editor

The OU football team was upset in Waco, Texas, this year, but the women’s basketball team will look to pull off an upset of its own as they travel south to take on junior forward Brittany Griner and the No. 1 Baylor Bears tonight. The Sooners are coming off a Bedlam victory Saturday but face an up hill battle against the Bears. Baylor’s undefeated record sits at

23-0, including 10-0 in Big 12 play. The Bears are unanimously ranked No. 1 in both the media and coaches polls. The Bears are led by Griner, national player of the year candidate and lead scorer and rebounder. Griner averages nearly a double-double with 22.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. That’s good enough for first and second in the conference, respectively. But Griner doesn’t do it alone for the Bears, sophomore guard Odyssey Sims contributes with 15.3 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists — fifth in the Big 12 in the category.

Baylor is posting a winning margin of 30 points a game, a number the Bears surpassed when the Sooners first met them Jan. 26. Baylor saddled Oklahoma with an 89-58 loss at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners will look to change that while riding a three-game win streak and the momentum of Saturday’s w i n ov e r i n -s t a t e r i v a l Oklahoma State. OU, much like Baylor, has looked to its post to provide a scoring boost as of late. Backup center, senior Jelena Cerina, had a career day Saturday for the Sooners, scoring 16 points. Freshman Sharane

Key opponent Brittany Griner Year: Junior Position: Forward Hometown: Houston Season stats: Averaging 22.8 points per game, 9.7 rebounds per game, 5.2 blocks per game

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Rivers and Ryan Kelly missed 3s in the final seconds and Johnson added a free throw with one-tenth of a second remaining to silence the subdued arena. Miami outrebounded the Blue Devils 48-43 and outscored them 38-26 in the paint. “I feel I had the hot hand the whole game,� Johnson said, adding that new coach Jim Larranaga “was trying to ride me a whole lot. My teammates found me in good positions — catch and score.� Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (14-7, 5-3), who blew a 16point lead in the second half, then regrouped to claim their first big victory for their firstyear coach. “To come in here and play with the kind of poise we did, play the kind of defense we did — especially in the first half and in the overtime — was something that we can be very, very proud of,� Larranaga said. That poise gave Miami its first victory ever at Cameron and just its second win over Duke since joining the ACC. The Hurricanes are on their first four-game winning streak since 2008 and have won three consecutive ACC road games for the first time. Johnson scored the Hurricanes’ first four points in overtime before Malcolm Grant’s open-court layup put Miami up 75-69 with 2:10 left. Miami forced 14 turnovers and was cruising before going cold midway through

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and we’ve won a lot. We’re supposed to play hard and with energy all the time. Those are givens. Those should be givens.� Instead, the Blue Devils (19-4, 6-2) have lost two of their last three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium and have dropped multiple home games for the first time since going 15-4 there in 2006-07. Krzyzewski at the time compared his team’s only home win in the past two weeks to an AAU game because of Duke’s lack of intensity. Seth Curry scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20. Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds for Duke, which missed all six of its free throws in overtime and wound up being beaten at home by a Florida-based conference rival for the second time this season. Duke had its 45-game home winning streak snapped two weeks ago by No. 21 Florida State. “The biggest emphasis for us was to protect our home court,� guard Quinn Cook said. “We’ve got to get better.� The Blue Devils had plenty of chances in the extra session. They trailed 75-74 with Cook on the line, but he missed two free throws with 27.2 seconds left. After Johnson missed two foul shots with 26.2 seconds left to give Duke another shot, Cook missed badly on a running jumper with about 15 seconds left. DeQuan Jones extended Miami’s lead to 77-74 with two foul shots with 12.9 seconds left.

the second half, managing only one field goal during the critical stretch that coincided with Duke’s rally. Miami went up by 16 points three times, the last on Kadji’s open 3-pointer from the key that made it 53-37 with 14½ minutes left. But a putback by Johnson was the Hurricanes’ only field goal for quite over the next 8½ minutes. Duke, which missed 15 of 18 shots during the stretch that put it in such a huge hole, got equally hot during the 16-2 run led by Curry that put the Blue Devils back in it. “For 24 minutes, I just think we were not very good at all,â€? Krzyzewski said. “We had no energy and they did. ... Then in the last 16 minutes of regulation, I thought we played extremely well and gave ourselves an opportunity to win.â€? The Associated Press

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Tomorrow ›› Check out Tuesday’s sports section for a preview of the OU softball team’s season.

Greg Fewell, sports editor dailysports@ou.edu • phone: 405-325-3666

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Men’s basketball

At a glance NCAA basketball weekend results Top 25 women’s teams

Men’s Basketball

Sooners look to end three-game skid Oklahoma to host Missouri Tigers at 6 tonight Greg Fewell Sports Editor

The OU men’s basketball team will look to find the win column for the first time in three games when it hosts No. 4 Missouri Tigers at 6 tonight at Lloyd Noble Center. After bouncing back from a three-game losing streak by defeating then-No. 18 Kansas State on Jan. 14 at home, the Sooners are 2-4 — with three of the four losses coming in Norman. On Saturday, Oklahoma allowed Iowa State to finish 15-of-30 from 3-point range — with 10 of those buckets coming in the first half — as the Cyclones handed the Sooners a 77-70 defeat. OU coach Lon Kruger said his team has to play better perimeter defense to be successful. “We have got to work on it more and do a better job of it in practice,� Kruger said after the Sooners suffered their ninth loss of the season. “We will do that.� In the closing minutes against the Cyclones, the Sooners were outscored 21-14 to end any hopes of a win. Junior forward Andrew Fitzgerald said the team

Key Opponent Marcus Denmon Year: Senior Position: Guard Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Season stats: Leads the Tigers in scoring with 17.7 points per game; has played 33.5 minutes per game; has grabbed 5.5 rebounds per game; has 35 steals; is shooting 89.9 percent from the free-throw line

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Duke’s Andre Dawkins (20) reacts after the Blue Devils were upset by the Miami Hurricanes, 78-74 in overtime, on Sunday in Durham, N.C.

has to take the loss and improve. “We just have to learn from the loss, get back to film and really just guard, trying to take things away,� Fitzgerald said. Junior point guard Sam Grooms said the Sooners can do better. “We could’ve guarded better, we could’ve done a lot of things better, but that’s the pleasure of basketball — we have tomorrow and we’ve got to get better and be better for Missouri,� Grooms said. Missouri has not shared Oklahoma’s struggles this season. The Tigers are 21-2 and are coming off of a Astrud Reed/The Daily 74-71 victory over the No. 8 Sophomore guard Cameron Clark shoots one of his team-leading 11 rebounds in Saturday’s 77-70 loss to Iowa State at Lloyd Noble Center. Kansas Jayhawks.

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No. 1 doubles team powers Oklahoma past Cornhuskers

OU to battle top-ranked Bears

Paval, Webb defeat Nebraska’s No. 7-ranked duo Saturday at home Cameron Strock Sports Reporter

The No. 20 OU men’s tennis team cruised past No. 40 Nebraska, 6-1, on Saturday in Norman. The focus of the match was squarely on the OU No. 1 doubles combination of junior Costin Paval and freshman Dane Webb. The duo was charged with facing Nebraska’s highly touted No. 1 doubles team of Christopher Aumueller and Benedikt Lindheim. Paval and Webb came up big for OU, defeating Nebraska’s highly touted No. 7-ranked doubles team to secure the doubles point for OU. COSTIN Paval and Webb’s victory came with the match tied after Nebraska won at the PAVAL two singles spot and junior Lawrence Formentera and senior David Pultr finished off their opponents to claim the first point for OU. After winning the doubles portion of the match, the team continued its momentum by winning the next four matches in straight sets. Coach Roddick considers his team to be a stronger outdoor team than indoor, so a convincing win indoors is a great sign for the Sooners. Both Paval and Webb say they are trying to learn and improve from each match, however they say it is important to treat every match the same way and be consistent in both practice and matches. “You have to treat all matches the same way,� Paval said. The Sooners hope to continue their success next weekend when they host No. 27 Indiana at noon Sunday at the Gregg Wadley Indoor Tennis Pavilion in Norman.

Sooners riding three-game win streak into game Kedric Kitchens

Assistant Sports Editor

The OU football team was upset in Waco, Texas, this year, but the women’s basketball team will look to pull off an upset of its own as they travel south to take on junior forward Brittany Griner and the No. 1 Baylor Bears tonight. The Sooners are coming off a Bedlam victory Saturday but face an up hill battle against the Bears. Baylor’s undefeated record sits at

23-0, including 10-0 in Big 12 play. The Bears are unanimously ranked No. 1 in both the media and coaches polls. The Bears are led by Griner, national player of the year candidate and lead scorer and rebounder. Griner averages nearly a double-double with 22.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. That’s good enough for first and second in the conference, respectively. But Griner doesn’t do it alone for the Bears, sophomore guard Odyssey Sims contributes with 15.3 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists — fifth in the Big 12 in the category.

Baylor is posting a winning margin of 30 points a game, a number the Bears surpassed when the Sooners first met them Jan. 26. Baylor saddled Oklahoma with an 89-58 loss at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners will look to change that while riding a three-game win streak and the momentum of Saturday’s w i n ov e r i n -s t a t e r i v a l Oklahoma State. OU, much like Baylor, has looked to its post to provide a scoring boost as of late. Backup center, senior Jelena Cerina, had a career day Saturday for the Sooners, scoring 16 points. Freshman Sharane

Key opponent Brittany Griner Year: Junior Position: Forward Hometown: Houston Season stats: Averaging 22.8 points per game, 9.7 rebounds per game, 5.2 blocks per game

Campbell has been the real story for the Sooners as of late. Campbell has had back-to-back 20 plus scoring games off the bench.

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Miami knocks off Duke Loss drops Devils out of 3-way tie for first palce in ACC DURHAM, N.C. — No. 7 Duke won four national championships over the years while being driven by what Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski says was energy, effort and hunger. When the Blue Devils didn’t necessarily have those things Sunday, they couldn’t even beat Miami. The Hurricanes stunned Duke 78-74 in overtime, dropping the Blue Devils out of their three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and likely taking some of the luster off the Duke-North Carolina game later this week. The Blue Devils couldn’t handle Miami’s 6-foot-10, 284-pound Reggie Johnson, who scored five of his careerhigh 27 points in the overtime and added a season-high 12 rebounds. But more distressing to Krzyzewski — once again — the Blue Devils played for too long without the all-out effort that has marked his program’s rise among the nation’s elite. “A Duke team should play with energy for 40 minutes, or 45,� Krzyzewski said. “Go outside right now and you look at the banners — there are quite a few of them up there. They were not won without energy, without hunger, with no complacency, with people really wanting it. “And we’ve wanted it a lot,

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Rivers and Ryan Kelly missed 3s in the final seconds and Johnson added a free throw with one-tenth of a second remaining to silence the subdued arena. Miami outrebounded the Blue Devils 48-43 and outscored them 38-26 in the paint. “I feel I had the hot hand the whole game,� Johnson said, adding that new coach Jim Larranaga “was trying to ride me a whole lot. My teammates found me in good positions — catch and score.� Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (14-7, 5-3), who blew a 16point lead in the second half, then regrouped to claim their first big victory for their firstyear coach. “To come in here and play with the kind of poise we did, play the kind of defense we did — especially in the first half and in the overtime — was something that we can be very, very proud of,� Larranaga said. That poise gave Miami its first victory ever at Cameron and just its second win over Duke since joining the ACC. The Hurricanes are on their first four-game winning streak since 2008 and have won three consecutive ACC road games for the first time. Johnson scored the Hurricanes’ first four points in overtime before Malcolm Grant’s open-court layup put Miami up 75-69 with 2:10 left. Miami forced 14 turnovers and was cruising before going cold midway through

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and we’ve won a lot. We’re supposed to play hard and with energy all the time. Those are givens. Those should be givens.� Instead, the Blue Devils (19-4, 6-2) have lost two of their last three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium and have dropped multiple home games for the first time since going 15-4 there in 2006-07. Krzyzewski at the time compared his team’s only home win in the past two weeks to an AAU game because of Duke’s lack of intensity. Seth Curry scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20. Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds for Duke, which missed all six of its free throws in overtime and wound up being beaten at home by a Florida-based conference rival for the second time this season. Duke had its 45-game home winning streak snapped two weeks ago by No. 21 Florida State. “The biggest emphasis for us was to protect our home court,� guard Quinn Cook said. “We’ve got to get better.� The Blue Devils had plenty of chances in the extra session. They trailed 75-74 with Cook on the line, but he missed two free throws with 27.2 seconds left. After Johnson missed two foul shots with 26.2 seconds left to give Duke another shot, Cook missed badly on a running jumper with about 15 seconds left. DeQuan Jones extended Miami’s lead to 77-74 with two foul shots with 12.9 seconds left.

the second half, managing only one field goal during the critical stretch that coincided with Duke’s rally. Miami went up by 16 points three times, the last on Kadji’s open 3-pointer from the key that made it 53-37 with 14½ minutes left. But a putback by Johnson was the Hurricanes’ only field goal for quite over the next 8½ minutes. Duke, which missed 15 of 18 shots during the stretch that put it in such a huge hole, got equally hot during the 16-2 run led by Curry that put the Blue Devils back in it. “For 24 minutes, I just think we were not very good at all,â€? Krzyzewski said. “We had no energy and they did. ... Then in the last 16 minutes of regulation, I thought we played extremely well and gave ourselves an opportunity to win.â€? The Associated Press

1. Baylor (23-0) did not play 2. Notre Dame (23-1) beat DePaul 3. UConn (21-2) did not play 4. Stanford (20-1) did not play 5. Duke (18-3) did not play 6. Kentucky (21-3) lost to LSU 61-51 7. Miami (20-3) beat Clemson 68-47 8. Tennessee (17-6) beat Auburn 82-61 9. Maryland (19-3) did not play 10. Green Bay (20-0) did not play 11. Ohio State (20-2) did not play 12. Delaware (20-1) beat VCU 68-49 13. Rutgers (17-6) did not play 14. Louisville (17-6) did not play 15. Purdue (19-5) beat Illinois 77-66 16. Nebraska (19-3) did not play 17. Georgetown (18-5) did not play 18. Texas A&M (16-5) did not play 19. Penn State (18-5) beat Minnesota 68-65 20. Gonzaga (21-3) did not play 21. Georgia (18-6) beat Alabama 81-66 22. BYU (21-4) did not play 23. North Carolina (17-5) did not play 24. Georgia Tech (17-6) did not play 25. Texas Tech (16-6) beat Missouri 76-49

Top 25 men’s teams 1. Kentucky (23-1) beat Tennessee; beat South Carolina 2. Syracuse (23-1) beat St. John’s 3. Ohio State (19-3) beat No. 19 Wisconsin 4. Missouri (21-2) beat Texas; beat No. 8 Kansas 5. North Carolina (20-3) beat Wake Forest; beat Maryland 6. Baylor (21-2) beat Texas A&M; beat Oklahoma State 7. Duke (19-4) beat Virginia Tech; lost to Miami 8. Kansas (18-5) beat Oklahoma; lost to No. 4 Missouri 9. Michigan State (18-5) lost to Illinois; beat No. 23 Michigan 10. Murray State (23-0) beat Southeast Missouri State; beat UT-Martin 11. UNLV (21-4) beat Colorado State; lost to Wyoming 12. Florida (19-4) beat South Carolina; beat No. 25 Vanderbilt 13. Creighton (21-3) beat Illinois State; lost to Northern Iowa 14. Georgetown (18-4) beat UConn; beat South Florida 15. Marquette (19-5) beat Seton Hall; lost to Notre Dame 16. Virginia (18-4) beat Clemson; lost to No. 21 Florida State 17. San Diego State (20-3) beat Boise State; beat TCU 18. Saint Mary’s (22-2) beat San Diego 19. Wisconsin (18-6) beat Penn State; lost to No. 3 Ohio State 20. Indiana (18-6) lost to No. 23 Michigan; beat Purdue 21. Florida State (16-6) beat Georgia Tech; beat No. 16 Virginia 22. Mississippi State (18-5) beat Auburn 23. Michigan (17-7) beat No. 20 Indiana; lost to No. 9 Michigan State 24. Gonzaga (18-4) lost to BYU; beat Pepperdine 25. Vanderbilt (16-7) lost to Arkansas; lost to No. 12 Florida

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