OU Win Over Texas May Mean No. 1 Ranking


Friday, February 20th 2009, 7:26 pm
By: News On 6


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AUSTIN, TX -- The OU men's basketball team is headed south to face Texas on Saturday and hold onto a potential No. 1 ranking.

The game at the Frank Erwin Center will begin at 8:05 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN.

The No. 2 Sooners (25-1, 11-0 Big 12) have won 13 straight games. They are in position to become the top-ranked team in the nation if they defeat the Longhorns.

OU is led by player-of-the-year candidate Blake Griffin, who averages 22.8 points and 14.2 rebounds a game.

Texas (17-8, 6-5) has lost four of its past six games. A.J Abrams and Damion James lead the Longhorns with 16.8 and 15.6 points per game, respectively.