Texas Basketball: Analytical breakdown of dominant win v. OU

Tyrese Hunter had a huge day statistically to lead Texas basketball to a 14-point win over Oklahoma in the regular season finale.

Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball
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A huge afternoon for the offense for Texas basketball, led by 30 points from junior guard Tyrese Hunter, got head coach Rodney Terry his 20th win to close out the regular season. Hunter led the way for Texas in this dominant double-digit win over the Oklahoma Sooners to sweep the regular season series on March 9.

Texas has now won seven straight games against Oklahoma and swept the regular season series three years in a row. This was a convincing showing for Hunter and the Longhorns to put Oklahoma away the way they did down the stretch in the second half to reach 20 wins on the campaign.

How Texas basketball comfortably defeated Oklahoma in the regular season finale

Here's an analytical breakdown of Texas's convincing win over Oklahoma at the Moody Center in the regular season finale on March 9.

Four Factors

True shooting percentage

Texas-75.7%

Oklahoma-60.1%

Each team shot the ball pretty well in this game. But the Longhorns were just too efficient shooting the ball from two and three-point range. Texas also shot an impressive 22-of-23 from the free-throw line to ensure Oklahoma would be put away in the second half.

Hunter set the tone by shooting a perfect 9-of-9 from the stripe, along with 70 percent from the field and 75 percent from deep.

Turnover percentage

Texas-13.9%

Oklahoma-17.4%

Texas had some careless stretches turning over the basketball at high rates in the first half. But the Longhorns settled in and won the turnover battle in the second half and for the game.

Offensive rebounding percentage

Texas-20.0%

Oklahoma-36.4%

The one part of this game that Oklahoma controlled was the offensive glass. Seven offensive boards led to eight second-chance points for the Sooners in the second half.

FTA Rate

Texas-.442

Oklahoma-.250

Hunter and senior big man Dylan Disu did a nice job creating contact and getting to the free-throw line. They combined for 14 of Texas's 22 free throws and 14 of the team's 23 attempts from the line.

Style Metrics

Assist percentage: Texas-54.6%, Oklahoma-53.4%

Assist/Turnover Ratio: Texas-1.8, Oklahoma-1.1

When both teams settled into this game offensively in the second half, the ball movement was flowing for each squad. Texas registered 11 of its 18 assists in the second half, while turning the ball over just five times in the final 20.

3PA Rate

Texas-23.1%

Oklahoma-46.7%

The three-point shot wasn't a critical part of Terry's gameplan against Oklahoma. But when Texas did chuck it up from deep, it was efficient shooting 6-of-12 from beyond the arc.

Pace

Texas-65 possessions

Oklahoma-66 possessions

Texas was effective running in transition in this game, beating the Sooners in fastbreak scoring by a margin of 13.

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