How to watch Texas basketball vs. OU: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

For the final time as Big 12 foes, Texas basketball and No. 11 Oklahoma will battle it out on the hardwood in the Red River Rivalry game on Jan. 23 before this rivalry moves to the SEC next season. Rodney Terry and the Longhorns can get their second straight ranked win if they pull the upset against Oklahoma in Norman on Jan. 23.

Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball
Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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The second contest in a gauntlet stretch that sees Texas basketball (13-5, 2-3 Big 12) face five ranked opponents over six games continues on Jan. 23. Texas and head coach Rodney Terry take on head coach Porter Moser and the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (15-3, 3-2 Big 12) in the Red River Rivalry game in Norman.

Texas might've saved itself in the Big 12 this season with a big win over the No. 9 Baylor Bears at the Moody Center on Jan. 23, 75-73, thanks to a game-winning buzzer-beater from junior guard Tyrese Hunter. The win over Baylor was Terry's first true marquee victory of the season.

And it came when he really needed a big win after losing to two straight unranked opponents in the first two games of conference play for the Longhorns at the Moody Center.

Oklahoma is easily having their best season in the third year under Moser as the head coach. The Sooners have already won as many games this year as they did all of last season, and it's not even February.

Moser and the Sooners have won two straight Big 12 games entering the Red River matchup against Texas.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas faces No. 11 Oklahoma on the road at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman on Jan. 23.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Oklahoma

TV: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 83

Game time: 6 p.m. CT

Live statsStatbroadcast

Rich Hollenberg and Fran Fraschilla will call the action live on ESPN between Texas and Oklahoma on Jan. 23.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran have the call on the radio broadcast on IMG Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 42-49 in the all-time series against Oklahoma on the hardwood. But the Longhorns have won five consecutive and six of the last seven meetings against the Sooners dating back to the 2019-20 season. The last meeting between the Longhorns and Sooners resulted in an 85-83 overtime win at the Moody Center last season.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Oklahoma

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (12.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.2 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • W: Ithiel Horton, Senior (7.6 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.0 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.0 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.7 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (14.7 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0.9 APG)

Oklahoma projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Javian McCollum, Junior (14.9 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.9 APG)
  • G: Milos Uzan, Sophomore (8.7 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • G/W: Otega Oweh, Sophomore (14.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.1 APG)
  • F: Jalon Moore, Junior (9.4 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 0.6 APG)
  • F/C: Sam Godwin, Senior (7.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 0.6 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Oklahoma

Redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick has dealt with a recurring back issue this season. He has played through the back injury for the last few games in Big 12 play. Shedrick had his best outing in the last few Big 12 games, scoring in double figures with one steal and two blocks, in Texas's Jan. 20 win over Baylor.

Texas basketball vs. Oklahoma: Prediction and odds for Jan. 23

Texas is a 4.5-point underdog against Oklahoma on Jan. 23, and the Sooners are favored in the money line (-200) over the Longhorns (+170), per FanDuel. The over/under is 142.5 points.

Oklahoma is the No. 21 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 45th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 28 percent chance of beating Oklahoma and projects the final score of this game to be 76-69 in favor of the Sooners.

Oklahoma has been spotless at home this season, going 11-0 in contests at the Noble Center. That includes two Big 12 wins in Norman over the Iowa State Cyclones and West Virginia Mountaineers by an average of 11 points.

The Sooners are led by the backcourt duo of sophomore two-guard Otega Oweh and junior point guard Javian McCollum. Together, Oweh and McCollum average nearly 30 points per game, seven rebounds, and five assists on nearly 50 percent shooting from the field and well over 40 percent from deep.

This game could be decided in the backcourt and how Oklahoma matches up with Texas's stellar frontcourt duo of senior Dylan Disu and Shedrick. If Hunter and senior guard Max Abmas show up as they did in the win over Baylor last weekend, and Texas gets another solid outing from the frontcourt duo of Disu and Shedrick, they will be a tough out.

But this Oklahoma team has been stellar this season, especially in their home arena. Texas probably needs their best and most complete effort of the season to get their second straight ranked win in the Big 12 when they face Oklahoma in Norman this evening.

Final score prediction: Oklahoma-72, Texas-70

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