Texas scores 22 unanswered points late as Oklahoma falls from second place

Texas closes the game on 25-5 to snap the Sooners' five-game win streak in the rivalry

Jordan Woodard missed a lay-up off the front rim, and then one possession later, Buddy Hield missed from in close. In between, Hield knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing.

That was Oklahoma’s first basket in almost seven minutes on Saturday.

As No. 3 Oklahoma missed 11 of its final 13 shots, Texas closed on a tear, including a stretch of 22 unanswered points as missed shots turned into bad shots and poor defense for Oklahoma.

The Sooners collapsed when good looks didn’t fall and could do nothing to find new offense in the 76-63 loss.

No. 3 Oklahoma took a seven-point lead with 7:28 to go on a pull-up jumper by Hield, which gave the All-American his ninth 30-point game of the season.

That was the last point that Oklahoma would score over the next 6:51.

Oklahoma missed eight shots and turned over the ball twice during the next eight possessions. Texas (19-10, 10-6) had just one possession without points during the 22-0 run.

The No. 25 Longhorns, who remained unbeaten at home against ranked teams, closed the game on a 25-5 run.

Just a few hours after Kansas clinched a share of the Big 12 title for the 12th straight season, Oklahoma fell from its second-place perch. The Sooners had won five straight games against Texas, including back-to-back victories in Austin, TX.

Instead of extending that streak, Oklahoma could end the day tied for third place in the conference.

Taking too many jump shots once again victimized the Sooners (22-6, 10-6). Oklahoma scored just 16 points in the paint, was outrebounded by 13, took 18 fewer free throws than Texas and got just four points from its bench.

Hield finished with 33 points, and Woodard had 15. Isaiah Cousins had nine points, but the rest of the team combined for just six points in 104 combined minutes.


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