Leading scorer and rebounder Dwayne Curtis is expected to return Saturday against Auburn. He missed Wednesday's 80-40 loss to Kentucky to be with his family after his brother died from complications of a January car crash. The sophomore center, an Auburn transfer, averages 13.4 points and 7.5 rebounds.
OKLAHOMA ST.: Coach Eddie Sutton had surgery that his doctor said should alleviate his chronic hip and back problems. James Rodgers said Sutton, who after a car crash went on medical leave for a recurring alcohol problem, is "recovering comfortably" and should be discharged in the next two days.
Times staff writer Greg Auman contributed to this report.