Oklahoma Sooners throttle No. 10 Texas Longhorns, 70-49, in Austin


If you haven’t taken notice yet, then your standards for watching regular season college basketball might be too high.

The No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners walked in to Austin, Texas on Big Monday and rocked the Longhorns for a 21-point victory over the tenth-ranked team in the country.

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It was impressive. It was exciting. It was hilarious. But most of all, it was a statement.

The Oklahoma Sooners have played some tough competition ranging from the Big Ten to the Pac-12 to the SEC. However, OU just picked up its best win of the season, as well as one of the best wins for the program in the past 25 years.

Oklahoma’s win over Texas was their first road win over a top ten team since they beat Kansas by three points in 1993.

That Sooner team gave up 77 to the Jayhawks. But tonight’s Sooners? They held Texas to 49 points.

The defense for OU has been stellar, and they’re now 2-0 in Big 12 play with Top 25 wins over Baylor and Texas.

The Sooners’ win tonight was fueled by a combined 56 points from OU’s starting five.

Buddy Hield was the leading scorer with 13 points, but Oklahoma’s “team” mentality is shining bright early in January.

Oklahoma held the Texas Longhorns to a shooting mark of 18-of-60 from the floor. Only one Longhorn, junior guard Javan Felix, scored in double figures, who had 13 points.

Texas’ offense looked out-of-sync for most of the night, and OU’s defense didn’t make matters any better for the burnt orange.

OU completely dominated their Red River rivals, and they’re really beginning to look like one of the Big 12’s elite with a statement win for head coach Lon Kruger.

The Sooners will return to the hardwood Saturday night when they play the Kansas State Wildcats in Norman, OK. Tip-off is set for 6 pm on ESPNU.

Oh yeah, and one more thing. I’ve watched this on loop for about an hour, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Just an amazing slam from Tashawn.