AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin Reaves scored 23 factors and made two free throws with 18.Three seconds left that proved to be the distinction as No. 24 Oklahoma beat short-handed No. 5 Texas 80-79 on Tuesday evening.
Reaves’ free throws gave the Sooners a three-point lead earlier than Andrew Jones made two free throws seconds later to get Texas inside one. The Longhorns practically compelled a turnover on the inbounds go earlier than fouling Oklahoma’s Jalen Hill with 2.Three seconds to play.
Hill missed his first free throw, then deliberately missed his second however didn’t hit the rim, giving Texas the ball. The Sooners (10-4, 6-3) then intercepted a protracted go to finish the sport, sending Texas (11-3, 5-2) to its second Large 12 house loss. The Sooners have gained 4 in a row.
Texas had rallied from 11 down within the second half regardless of foul hassle that decreased the Longhorns to 5 scholarship gamers by the tip.
Reaves scored Oklahoma’s last six factors. Elijah Harkless scored 13 and Umoja Gibson had 12 for the Sooners.
Texas performed with out coach Shaka Sensible, who introduced Monday he has COVID-19 and is in isolation from the workforce and his household, and gamers Courtney Ramey, Jericho Sims and Brock Cunningham. Ramey and Sims are starters. The college didn’t instantly give a motive why the gamers had been unavailable, and assistant coach Ok.T. Turner was the appearing head coach for the Longhorns.
Even with these decreased numbers and the foul hassle, the Longhorns rallied behind Andrew Jones, who scored 13. Kai Jones completed with 15 factors and 10 rebounds.
Oklahoma: The Sooners simply appeared within the High 25 for the primary time season and face fairly the run of video games in the event that they hope to remain there. They’re in the course of a rugged stretch of taking part in seven ranked opponents in eight video games.
Texas: The Longhorns are getting turned the wrong way up by COVID-19 like another packages have this season. Texas hasn’t stated when Sensible may return.
Oklahoma hosts No. 9 Alabama on Saturday within the SEC/Large 12 Problem.
Texas performs at Kentucky on Saturday within the SEC/Large 12 Problem.