Jan 4, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Javan Felix (3) drives around Oklahoma Sooners forward Ryan Spangler (00) during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Oklahoma beat Texas 88-55. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Basketball looking for payback vs. Oklahoma


The Texas Longhorns basketball team travels to Norman tomorrow for a rematch with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) is looking to exact revenge for an 88-85 loss to the Sooners in Jan. This is the only loss the Longhorns have had at home in Big 12 play this season. In that game, Buddy Hield hit four three-pointers on his way to a team-high 22 points. Oklahoma hit a season-high 13 three-pointers that night. Javan Felix led Texas with 28 points. Damarcus Croaker added a career-high 15 points off the bench.

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Jan 4, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Jonathan Holmes (10) dunks against the Oklahoma Sooners during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Oklahoma beat Texas 88-55. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s game is a crucial contest for both schools. Texas is tied with Iowa State for second place in the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma (20-8, 9-6 Big 12) is a game back. The winner of this game could very well be in the driver’s seat for the second seed in the Big 12 tournament. Iowa State has tough road games remaining versus Kansas State and Baylor.

Texas rebounded from two bad losses to Iowa State and Kansas to beat Baylor 74-69. The Longhorns blew a 15 point halftime lead, but showed enough poise to hang on after Baylor drew within one late in the game. Felix hit seven three-pointers to lead the Longhorns in scoring with 21. Cameron Ridley owned the paint, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Jonathan Holmes continued his workman-like season by chipping in 14 points and eight rebounds.

Oklahoma dropped a tough road game against Kansas. The Sooners hung around for most of the game, but could not find a way to stop Kansas late. Cameron Clark had 18 points in a losing effort.

Tip off from the Lloyd Noble Center is at 3:00 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN3.

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