Brandon Rush
Sophomore, Guard
On opening league play:
"We've been waiting for this for awhile, to get started (on the Big 12 schedule), an important game like this. I think we've got some great competition to start league play with Oklahoma State and then going on the road to play Iowa State, who beat Missouri a couple of days ago."

On the key to winning in the Big 12:
"Our big key is defensive pressure and out-rebounding our opponents."

On if it would have been better to face Oklahoma State later in the year:
"I wish this game was like the Texas game, the last game of conference play. Just because there's so much build up for this game with us being one and three in the (Big 12) pre-season poll."
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