NORMAN — The surprise team in the Big 12 Conference is the Texas women and for Longhorn fans there’s nothing pleasant about it. Oklahoma’s job Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center was to make certain it didn’t became the team Texas got well against.
The Sooners (15-3, 5-1) sputtered for a while but locked up a 69-56 victory with a strong second half that kept the Longhorns (7-10, 0-6) winless in league play.
Coming off its worst shooting night of the season at Iowa State on Tuesday, OU hit 8 of 12 shots to begin the second half and 3 of 4 3-point attempts to push its lead out to 18 points. Texas was never any closer than 13.
Though the Sooners didn’t shoot very well most of the game — 23 of 58; 39.7 percent — that flurry was the difference.