Texas vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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).