no. 20/20 Men’s Basketball wins 80-78 in overtime at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — Seniors Timmy Allen and Andrew Jones each scored 20 points to pace 20/20 Texas (19-7, 8-5 Big 12) to an 80-78 victory in overtime at Oklahoma (14-12, 4-9 Big 12) on Tuesday night at the Lloyd Noble Center. With the win, the Longhorns completed a regular-season sweep over the Sooners for the first time since the 2017-18 season.

Jones converted 8-of-14 field goals, including 4-of-5 from three-point range, and tied his season high with seven rebounds in a career high-tying 43 minutes. Allen recorded six points while hitting 3-of-3 field goals and grabbing two offensive rebounds during the decisive overtime period. Allen connected on 8-of-13 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws while adding two steals in 29 minutes.

Senior Christian Bishop posted 16 points while hitting 5-of-6 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws to go along with six rebounds and tied a season high with three assists in 29 minutes. Senior Marcus Carr tallied 16 points while converting 5-of-11 field goals and 6-of-10 free throws in 37 minutes.

Oklahoma took a 7-6 lead at the 15:26 mark following an Elijah Harkless three-pointer. Texas responded with a 7-0 spurt over the next two-plus minutes to build a 13-7 advantage after a Jones three-pointer with 12:56 remaining. A pair of Bishop free throws gave the Longhorns a 26-23 cushion at the 4:12 mark, but Oklahoma answered with two free throws from Jalen Hill and a Harkless layup to grab a 27-26 lead with 3:16 remaining.

Texas scored the next five points, including a transition three-pointer by Jones to take a 31-27 advantage at the 1:36 mark. A pair of Jordan Goldwire free throws with 1:22 left trimmed the margin to 31-29 at the break. UT held the Sooners to 29 points on 30.8-percent field goal shooting (8-26), including a 2-of-12 mark (.167) from three-point range, in the opening 20 minutes.

Tied at 37-37 at the 14:20 mark, the Sooners scored five straight points over a 90-second window to grab a 42-37 advantage after two Umoja Gibson free throws with 12:45 remaining. The Longhorns immediately responded with a 15-3 spurt over the next four minutes to build a 52-45 cushion following a Jones layup at the 8:50 mark.

Texas took a 63-57 advantage after a Bishop dunk with 3:07 left. The Sooners used a 9-3 run down the stretch to tie the score at 66-66 following a Goldwire layup with 38 seconds remaining. Both teams had an offensive possession in the final 30 seconds, but neither team scored to force overtime.

Oklahoma built a 72-69 cushion to start the overtime session following an Ethan Chargois layup with 2:54 remaining. Trailing 76-75 at the 1:18 mark after a Harkless jumper, the Longhorns used a Bishop layup and an Allen tip-in to take a 79-76 lead with 11 seconds left.

Harkless made two free throws with six seconds remaining to trim the margin to 79-78. Carr was fouled and hit 1-of-2 free throws with four seconds left, and Harkless missed on a shot from half-court to seal the victory for Texas.

Texas returns to action when it hosts No. 11/11 Texas Tech on Saturday, Feb. 19. Tip is set for 11:30 am Central at the Frank Erwin Center, and the game will be televised nationally by ABC.

Texas Basketball Postgame Notes

#20/20 Texas 80, Oklahoma 78 (ot)

February 15, 2022

Lloyd Noble Center (Norman, Okla.)

Attendance: 8,124

Team Notes

  • Texas has now won 23 of the last 35 meetings against the Sooners.
  • UT registered a season sweep over Oklahoma for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
  • Texas has earned victories in each of its last three trips to Norman.
  • This marked the first overtime contest of the 2021-22 season for the Longhorns.
  • Texas improved to 55-57 all-time in overtime contests. UT is now 21-22 in road overtime contests. The Longhorns improved to 2-3 in overtime games against Oklahoma.
  • The contest featured nineties and 16 lead changes.
  • Texas posted a 13-5 advantage in second chance points.
  • During the overtime period, UT converted 5-of-7 field goals (.714).
  • Texas committed just nine turnovers in the night.
  • The Longhorns trailed 42-37 with 12:45 remaining in the contest. UT responded with a 15-3 spurt over the next four minutes to build a 52-45 lead at the 8:50 mark.
  • Texas limited the Sooners to 29 points on 30.8-percent FG shooting (8-26), including a 2-of-12 mark (.167) from three-point range, in the first half.

Timmy Allen

  • Topped the 20-point mark (20 points) for the second time this season (26 games) and 24th in his career (111 games)
  • Reached double digits in scoring for the 17th time this year and 88th in his career
  • All four of his rebounds came off the offensive glass

Christian Bishop

  • Reached double digits in scoring (16 points) for the seventh time this year (26 games) and 46th in his career (116 games)
  • Tied his season high in field goals made (5-6)
  • Tied his season high in assists (three)
  • Tied his season high in minutes (29)
  • Registered a team-best plus-minus total of plus-15

Marcus Carr

  • Reached double digits in scoring (16 points) for the 16th time this year (26 games) and 80th in his career (118 games)
  • Tied his season high in minutes (37)

Andrew Jones

  • Topped the 20-point mark (20 points) for the second time this season (25 games) and 13th in his career (127 games)
  • Both 20-point efforts this year have come against Oklahoma (22 in Austin on Jan. 11)
  • Reached double digits in scoring for the 15th time this year and 80th in his career
  • Became the 13th player in UT program history to eclipse the 1,500-career point plateau
  • Moved into 12th place on UT’s all-time scoring list (1,511 points), passing BJ Tyler during the second half (1,502)
  • Tied his career high in minutes (43)
  • Set his season high in field goals made (8-14)
  • Tied his season high in three-point field goals made (4-5)
  • Tied his season high in rebounds (seven)

Tre Mitchell

  • Didn’t make the trip with the team to Oklahoma (personal reasons)

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