No. 20/20 Texas Basketball goes overtime to barely beat Oklahoma 80-78

16 Feb By
Texas over OU bench photo
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NORMAN, Okla. — The score was tied 66-66 at the end of the second half to send the game into overtime where No. 20/20 Texas men’s basketball pulled off a win over Oklahoma 80-78 that could have gone the other way if Oklahoma’s Jordan Goldwire had made his three-point shot at the buzzer.

Before the game started, news spread that Tre Mitchell did not travel with the team as he had taken a personal leave of absence from the team. Mitchell was not in violation of any team or school policy, and was with his family. Mitchel recently scored his career 1,001 point against Baylor three days prior with 15 seconds left in the game.

It took four Texas players scoring in double digits to give Texas the win and the defense allowed Oklahoma to score 78 points. The last three games teams have scored 76+ points on Texas. Senior forward #0 Timmy Allen and senior guard #1 Andrew Jones both scored a team high 20 points. For both, it was the second time this season they hit the 20 point mark in a game. The last time Jones hit 20 or more was also against Oklahoma at home on the 11th of January.

Texas vs OU FINAL OT
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Texas outscored OU by two in the first half, OU outscored Texas by two in the second half to make it even, then Texas was up by two at the end of overtime. It was a battle, though Texas seemed a little off their game. There were nine ties and 16 lead changes.

The entire game, including overtime, Texas took 95 shots to Oklahoma’s 108 shots. Texas hit 28-57 (49.1%) field goals, 4-11 (36.4%) 3-point shots, and 20-27 (74.1%) of their free throws. 

Marcus Carr and Christian Bishop both scored 16 points each

Texas hosts Texas Tech Feb. 19 (Sat) 11:30 a.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas Tech fans has secretly been trying to buy up tickets so Texas would not have a home court advantage and there would be more Tech fans that Longhorns fans.

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