Oklahoma Basketball Vs. Texas | Storylines, How To Watch, Odds, & Predictions

Tip: 1:00 PM CT

Location: Lloyd Noble Center (Tulsa)

Television: ESPN+

Notes & Storylines

  • The Sooners are 48th in the NET (12/28) and 5-3 in the first two quadrants.
  • Grant Sherfield has recorded double-digit points in all 12 contests for the Sooners this season and has a streak of 22 consecutive games.
  • Sherfield leads NCAA DI in 3-point percentage (56.5%) and 35th in free throw percentage (88.6%).
  • Oklahoma was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 Preseason Poll.
  • The Longhorns are off to their fi rst 11-1 start since the 2009-10 season, when they opened the year with 17 straight wins.
  • Texas has won 23 of the last 35 meetings against the Sooners.
  • Oklahoma is ranked in the top 25 in six NCAA Division I categories.
    • OU is eighth in 3-point percentage defense (26.4%)
    • 10th in field goal percentage (50.5%)
    • 13th in 3-point percentage (39.8%)
    • 15th in effective field goal percentage (57.4%),
    • 19th in fouls per game (13.8 FPG)
    • 23rd in scoring defense (60.7 PPG).
    • The Sooners are the only NCAA DI team to be in the top 15 in both 3-point percentage and 3-point percentage defense.

Team Stats

TEAMPTSPAFG%REBASTBLKSTLSTRK
UT83.862.250.038.219.34.38.1W5
OU69.060.750.531.714.42.95.6W2

Projected Starters

Texas

G – Tyrese Hunter

G – Marcus Carr

F – Timmy Allen

F – Dillon Mitchell

F – Christian Bishop

Oklahoma

G – Grant Sherfield

G – Milos Uzan

F – Jacob Groves

F – Jalen Hill

F/C – Tanner Groves

The Last Meeting (February 15, 2022)

  • Oklahoma dropped its second 2022 meeting against Texas 80-78 in an overtime game that was played at the LNC.
  • Elijah Harkless led the Sooners with 19 points. Jordan Goldwire added 18 points, Umoja Gibson 17 and Jalen Hill 16. Ethan Chargois pulled down a team-high nine boards in 29 minutes off the bench.

Scouting The Longhorns

  • Rodney Terry has served as interim head coach for the last four games and has coached Texas to a 4-0 mark, including a 97-72 victory over Texas A&M – Commerce on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
  • Marcus Carr is the UT team leader in points (17.8) and steals (1.8) per game.
  • Texas is ranked in the top 25 in eight NCAA DI categories.
    • The Longhorns are third in assist/turnover ratio (1.65)
    • They are sixth in scoring margin (21.6)
    • Seventh in turnover margin (6.3)
    • Seventh in assists per game (19.2)
    • 14th in fast-break points (17.25)
    • 16th in scoring offense (83.8)
    • 17th in turnovers forced per game
    • 18th in field goal percentage (50.0)

Odds & Predictions

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