Texas started the game with nine straight turnovers, including at least two turnovers from four of their starters. By halftime, the teams combined for only 14 points off turnovers.
Both teams played a cleaner second half. Texas only committed two turnovers, while Oklahoma tacked on five.
Freshman forward Isaiah Cousins started off the season as a starter and moved to a reserve, but on Monday night he had a big contribution to the Sooners in minutes.
Cousins played minutes 17 minutes. Four of the five starters played more than 30 minutes. Senior guard Steven Pledger played the fewest amount among starters with 16.
Cousins had three rebounds, one assist and one block.
THE NEXT THREE
Saturday at Kansas at 3 p.m.
Jan. 30 at Baylor at 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 vs. Kansas State at 5 p.m.
*A snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have A Dream” speech was played before the start of the game in honor of King's vision.
* “Quick change,” a magician couple who changed outfits quickly, was the halftime show.
*Oklahoma had their most amount of points in the paint with 34.