9:00 PM ET, January 12, 2009
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. -- Blake Griffin and Oklahoma finally had enough of losing to Texas.Griffin racked up his 14th double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sooners (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) to a 78-63 victory over the 11th-ranked Longhorns on Monday night, snapping a six-game losing streak to their Red River rivals.Only two players on Oklahoma's team had ever beaten the Longhorns. Even third-year coach Jeff Capel didn't have a victory in the rivalry.
O'Neil: Sooners Solid
Austin Johnson and Oklahoma proved a point against Texas on Monday, writes Dana O'Neil. Story
• The Sooners cruised to their 14th straight home win as they snapped a six-game losing streak to the Longhorns.
• Texas lost for just the second time in its last 13 Big 12 games.
• The 15-point win is Oklahoma's largest over a ranked opponent since defeating 19th-ranked Texas Tech, 63-48, on Feb. 11, 2004.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-68 (.338)||27-53 (.509)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-23 (.217)||4-10 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-14 (.857)||20-29 (.690)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|