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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball at Texas Tech: Preview, thread & How to Watch

Oklahoma jumped all the way up to No. 9 in the AP Poll, but can the Sooners keep it going against No. 13 Texas Tech?

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Following three straight top-10 wins and a climb up No. 9 in the AP Poll, the Oklahoma Sooners look to keep the momentum going in Lubbock as they face the No. 13 Texas Tech Red Raiders. Unfortunately, OU will be without the talent and leadership of Austin Reaves and Alondes Williams for the second consecutive game.

No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners (11-4, 6-3 Big 12) at No. 13 Texas Tech (12-5, 4-4 Big 12): 8 p.m. CT at United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)

TV: ESPN

Commentary: Bob Wischusen and Fran Fraschilla

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Tune In Radio App) with Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing

Line: Texas Tech -7.5 (as of 7:30 p.m. CT)

One big thing

  • With this run of success under its belt, the Sooners now sit at No. 17 in the NCAA’s NET Rankings. For what it’s worth, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has OU as a No. 3 seed entering the Big Monday matchup. A win tonight and another against Iowa State on Saturday would have the Sooners sitting pretty heading into yet another tough week.

Prediction

If the Sooners can win second consecutive game against a top-15 team minus the services of Reaves and Williams, OU fans will need to sacrifice a goat as tribute to the basketball gods. Or perhaps this experienced, well-coached team is just a special breed of tough (both mentally and physically) and is capable of just about anything. Both can be true, but I don’t think anyone will hold it against them if they don’t pull off the unthinkable again.

Texas Tech 75, Oklahoma 72