Sooners’ Struggles Continue in Austin


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:09 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Jan 15, 2011 5:16 PM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Oklahoma Sooners continue to look for their first road win and first Big 12 victory after falling to the Texas Longhorns, 66-46.

While the Sooners’ zone defense managed to slow down the Longhorns (14-1, 2,0) early in the game, OU’s offense could only put up enough points to remain within striking distance of Texas, trailing UT by eight points heading into halftime.

The second half was dominated by the Longhorns, as they pulled further away from the Sooners. Four of Texas’ players ended the game in double-digits, including a 17-point contest by Jordan Hamilton.

The sophomore guard also recorded six boards and four assists for the Longhorns. Tristan Thompson had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Gary Johnson added 14 points.

Oklahoma (8-9, 0-3) struggled from the 3-point range, hitting only one of their 15 shots behind the arc. Perimeter shooter Cade Davis fouled out in the second half, having posted a season-low three points. Teammate Andrew Fitzgerald, who racked up four fouls, returned after half, only to foul out with a few minutes left in the game. He finished as the only Sooner in double-digits with 18 points.

Tyler Neal, a freshman from Putnam City West, finished with eight points and five rebounds.

The Sooners next host Texas Tech Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.