Texas Women’s Basketball lose close game to Oklahoma on the road

Nneka Enemkpali (Photo: Jesse Drohen)
Nneka Enemkpali (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

The Texas Women's Basketball team lost a heart-breaker on the road against Oklahoma on Wednesday evening. The Longhorns fell 64-63 in Norman thanks to a free throw by Oklahoma's Morgan Hook with four seconds left in the game.

Junior Nneka Enemkpali led the Longhorns for the second game in a row. Enemkpali finished with 17 points and was a perfect 7-for-7 shooting. Senior Chassidy Fussell bounced back from a below average performance against Baylor earlier this week with 16 points and 6-of-12 shooting.

Both teams traded the lead through the first half. The Longhorns capitalized on good shooting by Fussell in the first half, building a six point lead towards the end of the half. Right before intermission, the Sooners went on a 7-0 run to go up 21-17 going into the locker room at half time.

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The second half was again close. Oklahoma scored first but the Longhorns put up eight straight to go up 34-31. During the second half, the Sooners led by as many as six after a 9-0 run before Texas surged back to tie it at 49 with eight minutes to play.

With a minute to play, Texas had built a two-point lead before Hook connected for two points to tie the score. On the Sooner's next possession, Hook was fouled and made one-of-two free throws  to put Oklahoma up by one with four seconds. Texas missed a last second shot to give the Sooners the victory.

Texas will travel to Ames, Iowa to face the Cyclones this Saturday, February 22nd. Tip is schedules for 7 p.m. central.