College basketball changed it’s rules over the off season to free up play during games.
Instead, the new rules caused trouble for both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s mens basketball teams in the first round of Bedlam this season.
The Sooners and Cowboys top performers, Marcus Smart and Ryan Spangler, were limited to less than seven minutes of play in the opening half due to two quick fouls.
Lon Kruger and OU were able to take advantage of the uptempo style of play and pick up the 88-76 over the Pokes.
At the end of the night, OSU had three players foul out and OU guard Isaiah Cousins fouled out too.
Here’s both school’s coaches breaking down how the new rules and foul calls effected the game.