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