How slow starts are beginning to hurt OU

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thursday morning, Pete Hughes looked at Oklahoma’s pre-game lineup feeling a little exasperated.

OU’s coach hoped his offense would score first this time.

“I’m sick of chasing three every game,” he said to himself.

That afternoon, TCU led early and stayed there, forcing the Sooners out of the Big 12 tournament. OU trailed 9-0 before scraping together four runs in the