OU 73, Texas 67 | January 21, 2013 | Norman, Okla.
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|| Oklahoma Team Notes
Oklahoma won for the sixth time in seven games, beating Texas 73-67 to improve to 13-4 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12 Conference. The win snapped a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns and improved the Sooners' all-time record in the series to 48-34.
Oklahoma shot .481 from the field, the highest figure allowed by Texas this season (Michigan State shot .447 on Dec. 22). The Longhorns entered tonight's game holding opponents to a national-low .345 field goal mark. OU shot .542 in the second half.
After making a basket on their initial possession of the game, the Longhorns committed turnovers on their next eight possessions. They finished with 13 turnovers in the first half and just two after halftime. OU committed 13 turnovers on the night.
OU made 21 of its 27 free throw attempts (.778), marking the 10th time in the last 11 games it has shot at least .700 from the line.
Oklahoma's six blocked shots were its most since racking up seven in the season opener against ULM.
Texas posted a 34-32 rebounding advantage, snapping a string of seven straight games in which the Sooners outboarded their opponent.
Thanks largely to Sheldon McClellan's 25 points, Texas' bench outscored OU's 44-9. It was just the fifth time this season the Sooners' bench was outscored.
After tomorrow night's game between Kansas and Kansas State (both 4-0 in Big 12 play), the Sooners will be tied for second place in the league race.
Oklahoma has off until playing at No. 3/2 Kansas on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN.
Senior F Romero Osby
|| Oklahoma Individual Notes
Osby scored a career-high 29 points on 9-for-15 field goal and 10-for-11 free throw shooting. He added game highs of eight rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Osby has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 10 straight games.
Junior F Amath M'Baye
M'Baye scored 15 points, six of them on alley-oop dunks. He was 6-for-9 from the field and grabbed five boards in 30 minutes, his most playing time in 12 games.
Freshman G Buddy Hield
Hield netted 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals. His 32 minutes tied as the most on the team. He has led or tied for the team lead in minutes in each of the last four games. Hield has handed out at least three assists in seven straight outings after not doing it in any of the season's first 10 contests.