NCAAB Game Recap - Oklahoma at Texas
Wed Jan 8, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Duke
73
GaTec
64
F
Kansas
79
IaSt
53
F
Vand
79
Aub
83
F
SDSU
72
Wyo
52
F
FlaSt
78
Wake
68
F
Hamp
73
USC-Up
83
F
Campbl
64
UNCA
62
F
StJon
66
GTown
87
F
Tuls
44
Cin
75
F
Pitt
73
UNC
65
F
ND
68
NCSU
73
F
Brad
72
Evans
52
F
MisSt
69
Alab
90
F
Hartfo
80
UMassL
68
F
UMBC
75
Bingha
79
F
Winth
79
HiPt
57
F
Radf
67
GWebb
64
F
WCU
97
VMI
85
F
Stony
81
Vermt
77
F
Furm
73
Chat
66
F
Duques
78
StJos
60
F
David
58
URI
69
F
Maine
51
UNH
57
F
ETSU
64
UNCG
57
F
LaSal
69
UMass
77
F
HolyC
64
Lafy
82
F
NW
62
Ind
66
F
StBon
61
GMas
49
F
Maris
70
Fairf
58
F
LoyMD
70
Colg
92
F
Navy
60
Buck
56
F
Leh
67
Boston
84
F
Amer
68
Army
60
F
TXAMC
73
SFA
72
F
Woff
67
Samf
62
F
SeLA
62
SamH
67
F
Longw
74
ChaSo
56
F
UCF
74
SMU
81
F
NWSt
72
InWor
66
F
NebOm
66
N DA
62
F
IPFW
77
W IL
69
F
GrgWas
58
StLou
63
F
CenAR
78
NOrl
86
F
Nich
61
Lamar
52
F
McNee
88
AbCh
84
F
Seton
83
Xav
71
F
Tul
61
UConn
67
F
SDSt
80
Denv
68
F
UNLV
66
Bois
73
F
Ill
71
Wisc
70
F
Okla
72
Tex
62
F
Ark
77
LSU
79
F
UCSB
63
CAPoly
45
F
CBap
83
CSBak
75
F
Nev
68
SJSU
70
F
LongB
77
CSNor
95
F

Oklahoma 72, Texas 62

Jan 8, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Oklahoma (11-3)

34

38

72

Texas (10-4)

33

29

62

Doolittle's 22 points carry Oklahoma over Texas 72-62
Thu Jan 9, 2020 12:03 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle has had some big games on Texas' home court but always came away without a victory.

The Sooners' senior finally walked off a winner.

Doolittle scored 22 points and Oklahoma pulled away from Texas late for a 72-62 win Wednesday night that snapped the Sooner's four-game losing streak on their rival's home court.

"I'll cherish this one," said Doolittle, who had a breakout game here as a freshman three years ago with 29 points in a loss. "The rivalry game means a lot to me. Just being from Oklahoma, it's always been Horns Down from where I'm from."

The Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) seized control with an 11-2 run that built a 61-53 lead with just over five minutes to play. De'Vion Harmon capped the burst with a three-point play off a driving layup when he blew past a defender for an off-balance shot.

Doolittle later hit a long 3-pointer that put the Sooners up by 11 with 5 minutes left.

"The rims are soft," Doolittle said with a smile.

Texas (10-4) fell to 0-2 in the Big 12 for the first time under coach Shaka Smart and the first time since 2014. Texas rallied that season to finish third in the league but hasn't finished that high since then. Smart's teams have finished no higher than fourth and the Longhorns have missed the NCAA Tournament two of the last three seasons.

Jericho Sims had his third straight double-double for Texas with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. But Texas did little to run its offense through him, putting up 29 3-pointers instead. After a 4-of-4 start in the early minutes from long range, the Longhorns made just four their next 25 attempts.

Texas guard Matt Coleman III said the Longhorns guards must do a better job of feeding Sims the ball.

"He's our best option offensively right now. He's dominating the paint," Coleman said.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma: The Sooners survived an off night from the free throw line. Oklahoma is the Big 12's best free throw-shooting team at 79% but were just 10 of 18 (55.6%) from the foul line. That opened the door for a potential late Texas rally but the Longhorns kept misfiring on 3-pointers.

Texas: Texas was undefeated on its home court until Wednesday. After winning last season's National Invitation Tournament, Texas is already facing a steep, uphill climb in the Big 12 after dropping a critical early home loss.

"It's tough losing at home. It doesn't sit right with me," Coleman said.

MISSED CHANCE

Texas was in control late in the first half with a nine-point lead and the offense cruising behind Sims and the 3-pointers. That's when the offense stalled and the Sooners stormed back to take a 34-33 lead when Austin Reaves, a Wichita State transfer, made a turning, off-balance 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer.

"I've seen him make that in practice. I knew it was going in," Oklahoma's Jamal Bieniemy said.

It was a particular moment of frustration for Smart.

"This is a game we were up 29-20 in the first half, really playing well, sharing the basketball," Smart said. "That's a point of the game where you have to grab hold of it and take the game. We didn't do that."

UP NEXT

Oklahoma is back on the road for a conference matchup at Iowa State on Saturday.

Texas stays at home in the Big 12 against Kansas State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Oklahoma PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
V. Iwuakor 0 0 0 1 1 1
K. Doolittle 22 0 0 8 1 0
Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Hamm Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 0
G. Liddell 0 0 1 3 1 0

Team Comparison

Okla Tex
Points For 72 62
Field Goals 28/56-50% 24/64-38%
Three Pointers 6/15-40% 8/29-28%
Free Throws 10/18-56% 6/7-86%
Offensive Rebounds 6 9
Defensive Rebounds 30 28
Rebounds 42 37
Blocks 2 2
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 10 12
Personal Fouls 8 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Okla Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 8 Okla 72 @ Tex 62 J. Hill 2 K. Jones 2

Game Information

Stadium: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 8,805
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