What the Texas basketball team did against its biggest rival in a crucial spot this weekend, against the Oklahoma Sooners, led to a winning effort.
The Red River Showdown on the hardwood fell the way of the Texas basketball team in the first meeting against the Oklahoma Sooners in Big 12 play. Texas basketball came into a crucial matchup against Oklahoma at home at the Frank Erwin Events Center looking to snap a three-game losing streak hampering the team’s NCAA Tournament chances to start off the conference slate.
Oklahoma was also in a critical position in Big 12 play when it was set to tip-off against Texas basketball on Jan. 19. Coming in with a No. 20 ranking in the AP Poll, the Sooners needed to get back on the right track to keep in the top 25. Oklahoma lost three of its last five games coming into this rivalry meeting.
Texas basketball came into this meeting on a three-game skid that saw the team fall to some teams that in disappointing fashion. The loss for Texas basketball to the Kansas Jayhawks came by just a two-point margin and a victory was one Jase Febres three-point attempt shy of becoming reality at Allen Fieldhouse.
Even though Texas basketball had some home struggles so far this season, it was a five-point favorite over Oklahoma at tip-off. That betting line proved to be pretty spot on with the result that came through yesterday.
Here’s a look at the five takeaways from the huge win for the Texas Longhorns yesterday over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Showdown on the court to snap the losing skid.