Oklahoma Sooners offense stifled by Texas defense, lose 67-45
On Saturday afternoon, it was an epic basketball atmosphere as the top two Big 12 teams met and took first place. As in the previous matchup, the Texas Longhorns’ defense was too strong for the second scoring offense in the nation as the Sooners lost 67–45 in Norman.
It was a fiercely contested game and matched the scores in the first half. Oklahoma and Texas traded leads during the first two quarters, but the Longhorns took a 27–23 lead at halftime.
Things were different after the break, however, as the Longhorns stepped up defensive pressure and the Sooners had few responses. The Sooners lost 24–14 in the third quarter and 16–8 in the fourth as the Horns slowed things down.
Texas held off the Sooners with an uncharacteristic 27.3% from the field and 14.3% from three. Oklahoma flipped the ball seven more times.
The Sooners finished with just one player in double figures, with Liz Scott leading by 13 points. Scott was 4 out of 10 from the field. Starters from the other Sooners combined made 7 of 32 shots.
Oklahoma still have a shot at the Big 12 regular season, but they’re going to need help. The Sooners will return to the field on March 1 against Kansas State before closing the season on March 4 in Oklahoma State.
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