Sooners Fall in OT to Texas, 92-86

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 27, 2013


(18-9, 9-6)
  1st 2nd OT F
 Oklahoma 43 34 9 86
 Texas 28 49 15 92
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(13-15, 5-10)

 Stat Comparison OU UT
 Points 86 92
 FG Made-Att. 29-57 29-58
 FG Percentage 50.9 50.0
 3FG Made-Att. 9-18 8-20
 3FG Percentage 50.0 40.0
 FT Made-Att. 19-27 26-35
 FT Percentage 70.4 74.3
 Rebounds 34 34
 Assists 17 14
 Turnovers 16 12
 Blocks 3 5
 Steals 6 13
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Oklahoma  Texas
 Points  Osby - 31  Kabongo - 32
 Rebounds  Clark - 6  Two with 8
 Assists  Grooms - 6  Kabongo - 6
 Steals  Hornbeak - 2  Kabongo - 4
 Blocks  M'Baye  Five with 1
 Performance of the Game
Senior F Romero Osby
Osby scored a career-high 31 points and shot 9-of-13 from the field. The senior was 13-17 from the free throw line and added 5 rebounds.

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 Up Next
Who: Iowa State
When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
TV: Big 12 Network
Where: Lloyd Noble Center
What's at Stake: OU's biggest loss in Big 12 play came at Iowa State on February 4. As the Sooners celebrate Senior Day, they'll look for a split in the season series.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Myck Kabongo scored 32 points and made an off-balance jumper at the buzzer to force overtime, and Texas rallied from 22 points down in the second half to beat Oklahoma 92-86 Wednesday night.

Kabongo scored Texas' first six points in overtime, opening the period with a 3-pointer to give Texas its first lead since early in the first half.

Romero Osby scored 31 for Oklahoma (18-9, 10-5 Big 12), which led 67-45 on a dunk by Amath M'Baye with 7:54 to play in regulation. Texas stormed back behind a 13-0 run that flipped momentum.

"Very disappointing," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "We played well for 32 minutes, and we let it slip away. It's going to hurt for a while. ... Kabongo is terrific. He makes them a lot different -- he's an elite player, and it shows."

Sheldon McClellan scored 17 for Texas (13-15, 5-10), including three free throws with 9.5 seconds left. Osby missed one of two free throws on the other end, setting up Kabongo's desperation shot that tied it at 77.

Steven Pledger scored 18 for Oklahoma on six 3-pointers but made just one after halftime. The Sooners have lost eight in a row in Austin.

Oklahoma was well on its way to ending that losing skid when the Sooners shot a blistering 71 percent in the first half.

"Momentum changes," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "I'm sitting here thinking to myself, 'What just happened?' But it happened."

Kabongo led the way, showing everything Texas missed while he sat out a 23-game NCAA-imposed suspension. In just his fifth game back, Kabongo drove the basket, dished out six assists and stepped outside for 3-pointers.

In overtime, Kabongo's long 3-pointer gave Texas its first lead since midway through the first half. He followed it with a free throw and a tough layup that put Texas up 83-81.

"I've seen a lot of games, but I don't know if I've ever seen anything like this one. I am proud of them and the way they responded because of all the things we have been through," Barnes said.

McClellan made two more free throws and Ioannis Papapetrou made a long 3-pointer from the left wing to put Texas ahead 88-84 with 48 seconds left.
The Sooners return to action Saturday, March 2, to host Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Lloyd Noble Center, while celebrating Senior Day. The women's basketball team follows at the LNC with a 7 p.m. tip-off vs. Kansas. Fans can attend both games for $20 by purchasing tickets here.



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