Texas vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview

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Texas vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview
Texas
(8-9, 0-6 away)
Oklahoma
(12-4, 9-1 home)
Venue: Lloyd Noble Center
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, January 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas S McClellan 14.5 J Holmes 7.4 J Felix 6.2
Oklahoma R Osby 13.6 R Osby 6.4 S Grooms 2.7

On Monday, Texas travels to Lloyd Noble Center to take on Oklahoma. Tip-off is at 9:30 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Longhorns are 7-2 against the Sooners over the last four years. The last time they met (2/29/2012) they won 72-64.

Texas is in 9th place in the Big 12, Oklahoma is in 3rd place.

In their last match-up, Sheldon McClellan finished with 18 points in the Longhorns 64-59 loss against Kansas on January 19th. With 14.5 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Sooners, Buddy Hield finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds in the 69-60 loss to Kansas State on January 19th. He is averaging 9.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.2 steals per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Cameron Ridley is ranked 45th nationally in blocks.
  • The Texas scoring leader (Sheldon McClellan) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby).
  • Texas has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.678 to 0.570).
  • At least you keep showing up. Texas has an average margin of victory of 12 over Oklahoma in 22 wins since 1985.
  • You get an A for effort, but Texas has emerged victorious against Oklahoma the last 6 times they've played.
  • It must sting. Texas has blown out Oklahoma by 20 points or more on 5 occasions since 2003.
  • Texas has more Top 5 Director's Cup finishes than Oklahoma (6 vs 0)
  • Texas has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Oklahoma (1 vs 0).
  • Texas has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Oklahoma according to Kiplinger (52% vs 30%).
  • Texas has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (45% vs 93%).
  • Texas has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Oklahoma (#14 vs #81).
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Javan Felix 36 9 4 6 1 0 3
B- S. McClellan 30 14 4 1 1 0 2
C+ Julien Lewis 29 12 3 1 1 0 2
C+ Jonathan Holmes 23 8 7 0 1 1 2
C I. Papapetrou 20 7 4 1 0 1 2
C Cameron Ridley 20 5 5 0 0 2 2
C- Connor Lammert 18 3 4 1 0 0 1
D D. Holland 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Prince Ibeh 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Jaylen Bond 12 1 3 0 0 0 1
D Andrew Dick 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D Dean Melchionni 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 24 14 6 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 25 9 5 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B- Amath M`Baye 23 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 22 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Cameron Clark 17 6 3 1 1 0 1
C A. Fitzgerald 17 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Isaiah Cousins 18 3 2 2 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 18 2 2 3 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Fraschilla 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Cole 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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