Feb. 29, 2012
Oklahoma led 55-50 with 8:15 remaining but was outscored 22-9 down the stretch of a 72-64 loss at Texas.
Texas didn't take its first lead until Sheldon McClellan hit a 3-pointer with 6:15 remaining. The Longhorns took the lead for the final time with 3:15 left.
The Sooners went 1-for-7 from the field and committed five turnovers over their final 10 possessions. Texas hit eight of its last 12 shots (four of them 3-pointers).
Oklahoma failed to outscore it opponent in the second half for the 12th straight game (outscored 39-27 tonight after leading 37-33 at halftime).
OU has led at halftime in three of its last four losses (33-28 vs. Texas, 34-31 at Baylor and 37-33 tonight).
With 13 points, junior guard Steven Pledger became the 38th Sooner to score 1,000 points in a career. He has 1,007 points to rank 36th in OU history. Pledger was 3-for-4 from 3-point range tonight but just 2-for-9 from inside the arc.
Sophomore guard Cameron Clark scored in double figures for the fifth straight game. He finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, good for his second career double-double (first since the first game of his career). He is averaging 13.4 points on .544 shooting over the last five outings.
Junior forward Romero Osby scored a team-high 14 points and added five rebounds. He began the night 5-for-5 from the floor before missing his last seven attempts.
Junior forward Andrew Fitzgerald netted 12 points to snap a four-game streak of scoring in single digits. He was 5-for-9 from the field and pulled down six boards.
Senior forward C.J. Washington registered five points and eight rebounds. His board total matched a career high for Big 12 play.
Oklahoma closes the regular season with a home game Saturday against Texas A&M at 3 p.m. It will be the final home contest for seniors Washington, T.J. Franklin and Barry Honoré.