NORMAN, Okla. (AP)Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points and No. 19 Texas snapped a first-place tie with No. 13 Oklahoma in the Big 12, beating the Sooners 67-45 on Saturday.
Rori Harmon had 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and DeYona Gaston scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, her second double-double this season for the Longhorns (22-7, 13-3). Taylor Jones had five of Texas’ 10 blocks to go with 10 points. Shay Holle added 11 points, all in the pivotal third quarter.
Liz Scott scored 13 points with nine rebounds for the Sooners (22-5, 12-4), who had a six-game win streak snapped. Madi Williams, averaging over 16 points, finished with eight. The Longhorns outshot the Sooners by 20%.
The Longhorns outscored the Sooners 24-14 in the third quarter to take control. Holle made three 3-pointers in the quarter, two coming in an 11-0 run for a 19-point bulge that Oklahoma was able to trim to 14. Williams scored the first basket of the final quarter but Texas pulled away from there.
The Sooners came in with the nation’s second-ranked scoring offense at 86.7 points per game. They had only 58 in a 20-point loss to the Longhorns on Jan. 25. The two point totals against Texas are the lowest for the Sooners this season
Texas led 27-23 at halftime behind nine points from Gonzales.
Texas is host to Baylor on Monday and plays at Kansas State next Saturday to conclude the regular season. Oklahoma is host to Kansas State on Wednesday and is at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
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