Posted February 24th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball

Damion James blocks a shot against OUOne of the more remarkable games today as the Longhorns knock off the Sooners 68-58 in an ugly game in Norman. Texas played solid basketball to start the game and built a 13 point lead heading into halftime. The second half was a completely different story as Kevin Durant’s two baskets were the only two shots the team made in the entire second half. The Longhorns hit 22 of 30 free throws to hold onto the lead and never let Oklahoma closer than 8 points.

After a total team effort earlier in the week against Texas Tech, it was pretty much all Kevin Durant today. No one else on the team made more than four shots, and of course all of those came in the first half. Durant had 32 points on 9 of 14 shooting and was also 9 of 10 from the charity stripe. D.J. Augustin was the only other Longhorn in double digits as he played all 40 minutes and scored 18 points.

Anytime you can go on the road and get a big win over a rival you have to be happy. The Horns didn’t play a complete game, but they kept things together and played well enough on defense to get the win. Texas finishes Big 12 play against league leaders Kansas and Texas A&M this week with a chance to take the regular season crown.


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