Recap: Texas vs. Oklahoma
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Sheldon McClellan scored 24 points and J'Covan Brown finished with 22 points to lead the Texas Longhorns in a 72-64 come-from-behind victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in Big 12 action at Frank Erwin Special Events Center.
Brown's performance maintains his title as the conference's leading scorer while Myck Kabongo handed out nine assists for Texas (19-11, 9-8 Big 12). The Longhorns are making a late push for the NCAA Tournament and have won back-to-back games.
Oklahoma (14-15, 4-13) got 14 points from Romero Osby, 13 from Steven Pledger and 12 points each from Andrew Fitzgerald and Cameron Clark with the latter also pulling down 11 rebounds. The Sooners have now lost eight of their last nine.
Oklahoma led by as many as 12 points in the first half but led just 37-33 at the half after shooting 53.3 percent from the floor in the opening period to just 41.8 percent from Texas.
The Longhorns grabbed their first lead of the game, 59-58, on a McClellan three pointer with 6:19 remaining but the Sooners hung around and the score was tied 62-62 with 4:27 left on the clock. Texas then went on an 8-0 spurt to take a 70-62 lead, with just over a minute to play, that the Longhorns would never surrender.
Texas turned 16 Oklahoma turnovers into 18 points and held a slim 36-34 edge in rebounds in the winning effort.Game Notes