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Oklahoma 88, at Texas 85
Jan. 4, 2014
• Oklahoma snapped an eight-game losing streak in Austin with an 88-85 road win Saturday night. The Sooners (12-2, 1-0) trailed by seven with 7:40 remaining but outscored the Longhorns (11-3, 0-1) by a 27-17 margin the rest of the way.
• For the seventh time this season, five Sooners scored in double figures (OU accomplished the feat three times last season).
• OU scored 43 points in the first half and 45 in the second. It has scored at least 40 points in 23 of 28 halves this season (reached 40 points in 17 halves all of last season).
• The Sooners entered the game averaging 7.4 3-point makes per game but hit 10 of their 16 first-half attempts (.625) and finished 13-for-28 (.464).
• Texas entered the game ranked 17th nationally by outrebounding opponents by 8.4 a game. OU posted a 39-28 glass advantage tonight.
• Sophomore guard Buddy Hield scored in double figures for the 13th time in 14 games with 22 points, his second-highest career game. Hield was 8-for-4 from the field and tied a career high with four 3-pointers on seven attempts while adding four rebounds and three assists.
• Senior forward Tyler Neal came off the bench to score a season-high 13 points and pull down seven rebounds. Neal hit a season-high three 3-pointers, all in the first half.
• Sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins tied a career high with three 3-pointers on four tries and finished wih 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals before being ejected with 2:20 remaining after his second technical foul. Cousins' top eight career scoring performances have come in the last 11 outings. He is shooting .455 from 3-point range this season after shooting .250 last year.
• Freshman guard Jordan Woodard scored all 12 of his points in the second half, including OU's final 10. He was 2-for-4 from the field and 8-for-10 at the free throw line.
• Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler finished with 11 points and five rebounds (four offensive). He was 4-for-6 from the field and has shot at least 50 percent in every game this season.
• Senior forward Cameron Clark entered the game averaging a Big 12-leading 18.5 points a game but was held to eight on 1-for-9 shooting. He pulled down five rebounds and handed out three assists.
• Sophomore guard Je'lon Hornbeak returned to action after breaking a bone in his foot Dec. 10 in practice. Hornbeak did not score in his 14 minutes but did hand out two assists.
• Oklahoma improved to 48-36 all-time against Texas and to 17-19 against the Longhorns in Austin.
• OU plays its next two games at home vs. top-25 opponents: Wednesday vs. Kansas (6 p.m. CT) and Saturday vs. Iowa State (11 a.m. CT).