Oklahoma vs. Texas men’s basketball: How to watch, three things to know, live updates The Oklahoma men’s basketball team hits the road for a rivalry game against No. 21-ranked Texas on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The Sooners (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) are fresh off a 79-66 win over No. 11 Iowa State, while the Longhorns (12-3, 2-1 Big 12) are looking to bounce back from a 64-51 loss to Oklahoma State. Here’s a guide for Tuesday’s contest and a lineup projection for both squads.
The Texas Longhorns suffered their worst loss of the season on Saturday at the hands of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a game that the Longhorns never led.
The 64-51 loss dropped Texas seven spots in the AP Poll to No. 21. Fifty-one points was a season-low scoring mark for coach Chris Beard’s team, but a chance at a bounce-back opportunity is right around the corner.
Texas (12-3) will welcome the Oklahoma Sooners (12-3) to the Erwin Center on Tuesday night in what will be the fourth conference game of the season for both teams.
Despite not being ranked, Oklahoma is a dangerous team that should no doubt present the Longhorns with challenges. The Sooners are coming off of an impressive 79-66 home win against the former 11th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones, who fell to No. 15 after the loss.
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How to watch OU vs. No. 21 Texas
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas
TV: Longhorn Network (Cox 274)
Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7
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Three things to know about OU vs. Texas
► OU shot 29-for-52 from the floor against Baylor (55.8%) and 29-for-47 against Iowa State (61.7%). The last time the Sooners shot at least 55% from the floor in back-to-back games was in 2017 when it shot 59.4% against Northwestern State and 61.1% against Northwestern.
► Texas is balanced on offense. The Longhorns are the only team in the Big 12 Conference with five players who average at least nine points per game. Timmy Allen leads with averages of 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
► This is the 100th all-time meeting between OU and Texas. The Sooners hold a 57-42 lead in the series, but the Longhorns prevailed in the most recent showdown. Texas earned a 69-65 win over OU on March 4, 2021.
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