The Sooners left the Longhorns heartbroken on Valentine’s Day. Oklahoma and Texas battled back and forth throughout — exchanging leads back and forth — but it was the Sooners who wound up on top! Here is what you missed.
- Both teams began the game shooting lights out. At the first media timeout, UT lead OU 15-9, but both teams were shooting over 60 percent from the field. The Longhorns hit the boards strong, grabbing three offensive boards in the first five minutes.
- Jamuni McNeace brought some serious production off the bench. He scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots in just four minutes of play. The Sooners trailed 19-15 at the 11:24 mark.
- Oklahoma’s shooting cooled off to 41 percent from the field while Texas continued to knock down buckets with 57 percent with 7:00 to go in the half. The Longhorns defense clamped down on the Sooners and UT lead 27-21.
- Oklahoma gained its’ first lead of the game with 1:20 to go off of a C.J. Cole layup. However, Texas regained the lead and went into the half up 39-38. McGusty lead OU with nine points. The Sooners only shot 38 percent from the floor, but grabbed an impressive 11 offensive rebounds.
- Texas stormed out of the half going on a 6-0 run, extending their 1-point lead to seven points, and forced Oklahoma into an early second half timeout.
- Oklahoma clawed their way back after falling behind quick in the second half, and cut the Texas lead to 47-43 with 15:51 to go in the game.
- After trailing by eight points in the second half, the Sooners regained the lead with 10:20 to go after an 8-0 run, and that was much due to Jamuni McNeace. McNeace acquired a double-double with 13:24 to go in the half. With 10:20 to go, McNeace was at 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- The Sooners go on a 10-1 run in about two and a half minutes to give themselves a 65-57 lead with just 1:59 to play.
- Jamuni McNeace had a great night. McNeace finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds and two blocks. McNeace was a monster all night on both ends. He dominated and may have had the best game of his career.
- The bench stepped up tremendously tonight, outscoring Texas 35-10. McNeace was obviously the star of the game, but guys like Jordan Shepherd, Dante Buford and Christian James contributed as well.
- Oklahoma attacked the Longhorns well. The Sooners shot 31 free throws, and knocked down 22 of them. The Sooners did a great job of forcing the Longhorns to 13 turnovers as well, while only coughing up the ball nine times.
Oklahoma sealed the deal tonight, moved to 9-16 on the season, and avoided getting swept by the Longhorns. Oklahoma plays on Saturday in Stillwater against Oklahoma State. The game will start at 7:00 PM CT and will be shown on ESPNU.