AUSTIN, Texas — For 32 minutes, Oklahoma dominated Texas. The last 10 minutes, however, turned a potential blowout into a 92-86 debilitating overtime loss to the Longhorns.
Romero Osby scored 31 points and Steve
n Pledger scored 18 to lead the Sooners. Both, however, were upstaged by Texas guard Myck Kabongo. The Longhorns’ point guard scored 32 points, including an off-balance prayer with the clock winding down in regulation that sent the game into overtime.
The Sooners (18-9, 9-6 Big 12) never recovered. They were in shock after blowing a 22-point lead with a 7:54 to play. At that point, a small crowd at the Erwin Center had already started filing out. Most had no interest in watching OU snap a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns in Austin.
It was an alley-oop dunk from Amath M’Baye that gave OU its largest lead of the game. The junior forward flashed the “‘Horns Down” sign as he trotted back down the floor.
Texas (13-15, 5-10) launched a 32-10 run after it.
OU lost despite shooting 50.9 percent (29 for 57) and 9 for 18 from 3-point range. However, just about all that heat was in the first half.
After M’Baye’s dunk, OU made just two more shots the rest of the game.