Oklahoma guard Jordan Woodard (10) leads his team around the court to celebrate with fans after Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 84-75 in an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Oklahoma vs. Texas

Posted January 22nd, 2017


Time: 8 p.m. Monday

Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540)

TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 FM The Horn


Series history: The Sooners have a 53-36 lead in the all-time series. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, OU is 21-17 in Austin. The Sooners have also won six of the last eight meetings.

TEXAS (7-12, 1-6 Big 12 overall)
12GKerwin Roach Jr.Soph.6-417510.63.5*
3GJacob YoungFr.6-21853.91.1
10GEric Davis Jr.Soph.6-31957.22.7
31FJarrett AllenFr.6-1123512.58.4
32FShaq CleareSr.6-82757.84.9
Coach: Shaka Smart (27-25, 2nd season at Texas; 190-81, 8th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: G Andrew Jones had plenty to be happy about after the Kansas game. He was 6 for 9 shooting and finished with 15 points, the third straight game he’s scored 15 or more. After starting all season, Jones has come off the bench in the last three games. Watching the first few minutes may be best for now. Still, Jones believes the guards should feed the big men, including Jarrett Allen. “He likes the ball on the low post,” Jones said. “I like him better off the pick-and-pop. He’s very versatile. No matter where you put it, he can do whatever.” … F Shaq Cleare had his string of 21 consecutive made free throws snapped over the weekend. It was the longest streak since J’Covan Brown hit 28 straight free throws in January 2012.

OKLAHOMA (8-10, 2-5 Big 12 overall)
10GJordan WoodardSr.6-018717.93.9*
1GRashard OdomesSoph.6-621210.64.0
20GKameron McGustyFr.6-51918.81.8
11FKristian DoolittleFr.6-72367.86.1
12FKhadeem LattinJr.6-92128.45.7
Coach: Lon Kruger (119-67, 6th season at Oklahoma; 598-371, 31st season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Sooners: Coach Lon Kruger’s club probably did a little soul searching on Sunday after jumping out to a 19-point, first-half lead against Iowa State and then losing in double overtime 92-87. OU also had a six-point lead in the first OT. “Yeah, that was disappointing for sure. We’d like to finish it out from that point,” Kruger said. … G Jordan Woodard scored all 21 of his points after halftime against the Cyclones. He’s scored at least 18 points after halftime in three consecutive games. Woodard currently ranks 14th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,399 career points. … F Kristian Doolittle is coming off the first double-double of his career. He had 15 points and 15 rebounds against Iowa State, making it OU’s first 15/15 game in three years.

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