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Osetkowski, Bamba lift men’s basketball to sweep of No. 23 Oklahoma

Mohamed Bamba and the Texas men's basketball team will play at Kansas State Wednesday after the freshman forward scored 10 points and pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds in a 77-66 road win over No. 23 Oklahoma (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

NORMAN, Okla. — Junior forward Dylan Osetkowski scored a team-high 21 points and freshman forward Mohamed Bamba pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds to lead the Texas men’s basketball team to a 77-66 road victory Saturday over No. 23 Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble center in Norman, Okla.

The victory gives UT, which improved to 16-11 overall and 6-8 against Big 12 opponents, its first season sweep of the Sooners since 2011-12. It marked the fourth time this season the Longhorns have knocked off a team ranked in the Associated Press top 25, and gave the team its first true road victory over a team in the AP top 25 since UT edged then-No. 15 Baylor, 67-59, Feb. 1, 2016. Texas last beat the Sooners in Norman in 2012. With the loss, OU’s record fell to 16-10 overall, and 6-8 in Big 12 games.

Bamba complemented his 18 rebounds with