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, Oklahoma welcomes Texas at Lloyd Noble Center. The game gets underway at 9:30 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Sooners are 2-7 against the Longhorns over the last four years. They fell 72-64 on 2/29/2012, the last time they met.

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

The Sooners fell 69-60 to Kansas State on January 19th. Amath M`Baye finished with 12 points in the loss. He tallies 9.9 points per game and also adds 5.6 rebounds per game. For the Longhorns, Sheldon McClellan finished with 18 points in the 64-59 loss to Kansas on January 19th. He leads the team with 14.5 points per game.

Texas StatSmack

  • Oklahoma has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.700 to 0.657).
  • The Oklahoma three-point leader (Steven Pledger) has more three-pointers than the Texas three-point leader (Julien Lewis).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Oklahoma has a better overall record than Texas this season (9-3 vs 8-5).
  • Oklahoma has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Texas ($22,678 vs $42,204).
  • Oklahoma players are more experienced than Texas players (14,199 minutes played vs 5,629 minutes played).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Oklahoma currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 1000) than Texas, per the NCAA.
  • Texas has to pay up to win. The coach for Oklahoma has a much lower base salary than Texas ($1,683,333 vs $2,150,000).
  • Steven Pledger is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Oklahoma is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.2% vs 64.1%) than Texas this season.
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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