Oklahoma vs. Texas: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma vs. Texas: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(18-8, 5-6 away)
Texas
(12-15, 11-5 home)
Venue: Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 14.3 R Osby 7.1 S Grooms 2.6
Texas M Kabongo 15.5 J Holmes 6.4 J Felix 4.8

On Wednesday, Texas welcomes Oklahoma at Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center. Tipoff occurs at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Longhorns fell to the Sooners 73-67 on Jan. 21 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.

Oklahoma is in fourth place in the conference and Texas is in eigth place.

In spite of 24 points and 6 rebounds from Myck Kabongo, the Longhorns came up short 81-69 against Kansas State on Feb. 23. He leads the team with 15.5 points per game. In a 90-76 victory over Baylor on Feb. 23, Romero Osby put up 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Sooners. He puts up a team-leading 14.3 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Texas has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Oklahoma (15 vs. eight).
  • Texas is better at defending the three (27.7 percent allowed vs. 31.2 percent allowed) than Oklahoma this season.
  • Sheldon McClellan is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in points.
  • Texas has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oklahoma (10 vs. five).
  • Texas is better under pressure, and has defeated Oklahoma in five out of the last eight games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Texas has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (70.0 percent to 61.6 percent).
  • Texas has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Oklahoma according to Kiplinger (52 percent vs. 30 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, Texas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oklahoma (13 vs. four).
  • Texas has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Oklahoma (No. 27 vs. No. 71).
  • Texas is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Texas is 214 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Oklahoma.
  • The Texas assist leader (Javan Felix, 130 assists) has more assists than the Oklahoma assist leader (Sam Grooms, 66 assists).
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Romero Osby 27 14 7 1 1 1 1
B Steven Pledger 28 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Buddy Hield 27 9 4 2 1 0 2
B Amath M`Baye 25 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 22 6 3 2 1 0 2
C+ A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 0 0 1
C Cameron Clark 17 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 18 4 2 3 0 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 17 3 2 2 1 0 1
C Steve Noworyta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tyler Neal 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 5 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
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Myck Kabongo 37 16 4 4 0 0 3
B- S. McClellan 28 14 4 1 1 0 2
C Javan Felix 32 8 3 5 1 0 3
C I. Papapetrou 24 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Julien Lewis 27 10 3 1 1 0 2
C Jonathan Holmes 21 7 6 0 1 1 2
C Connor Lammert 20 5 4 1 0 0 1
C- Cameron Ridley 18 4 5 0 1 2 1
D+ Jaylen Bond 12 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Holland 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Prince Ibeh 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D- Andrew Dick 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- Dean Melchionni 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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