Texas Basketball: 3 bold predictions in finale vs. OU

The last Big 12 men's basketball game at the Moody Center in Austin will be played on March 9 between Texas and Oklahoma.

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Texas beats OU by double digits again

Entering the weekend, most NCAA Tournament projections have the Longhorns easily making it into the 64-team field. The latest ESPN Bracketology projections from Joe Lunardi have Texas making the Big Dance as an eight-seed in the West Region.

If Texas wins at least two more games between the regular season finale and the Big 12 Tournament next week, Terry's squad could climb up the postseason projections entering Selection Sunday.

A great start for the Longhorns to improve its resume entering Selection Sunday would be another double-digit win against a tournament squad in Oklahoma. If Texas swept the regular season series against the Sooners, while winning both games by double digits, that would be a major resume boost for the seeding on Selection Sunday.

It would also be a big momentum boost for the Longhorns to have another win over their arch-rival entering the Big 12 Tournament.

Momentum and resume boosts aren't the only factors in play for the regular season finale against Oklahoma. The aforementioned seeding for the Big 12 Tournament is also on the line in this edition of the Red River Rivalry game on the hardwood.

The winner of this game could easily get a top-half seed in the Big 12 Tournament, while the loser could fall as far down as 10th in the conference standings.

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