- The Oklahoma Sooners (14-8, 9-7 Big 12) host the Texas Longhorns (15-7, 9-6 Big 12) on Thursday, March 4
- Both teams are scuffling coming into the Red River rivalry rematch, with OU losing three straight and UT splitting its last four
- Read below for odds, analysis, and our best bet for this matchup
The Oklahoma Sooners (14-6, 9-7 Big 12), losers of three in a row, host the Texas Longhorns (15-7, 9-6 Big 12) on Thursday, March 4, in Norman. Tip is set for 9:00 pm ET at the Lloyd Noble Center.
After winning eight of nine games, including wins over four top-15 teams (Kansas, Texas, Alabama and West Virginia), Oklahoma is suddenly reeling. Now, the Sooners welcome the Longhorns in a Red River rivalry that is weather-delayed rematch. Texas, meantime, is hoping in order to avoid a sweep during the tactile hand of OU. Lon Kruger’s team beat the ‘Horns 80-79 Jan. 26.
Oklahoma is a slight favorite to right the ship against Shaka Smart’s squad.
Texas vs Oklahoma Odds
|Texas||+2 (-110)||Off||O 142.5 (-110)|
|Oklahoma||-2 (-110)||Off||U 142.5 (-110)|
Odds as of March 3 at FanDuel.
Burnt Orange Balance
Texas has alternated wins and losses in the four games played since the scheduled game against OU was pushed back two weeks. The Longhorns’ victory that is latest arrived Tuesday evening in an 81-67 conquer Iowa State by which Kai Jones shined. The 6-foot-11 sophomore arrived from the workbench to get a season-high 17 points and lead four Texas players in dual numbers, while also accounting for eight rebounds, three steals and two obstructs.
Courtney Ramey’s oop to Kai Jones is just… pic.twitter.com/ySDRq9v6pD
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) March 3, 2021
Smart’s team gets a pleasant balance that is inside-outside the last couple weeks.
A big reason why has been the play of Greg Brown and Jericho Sims on the blocks, to go along with the guard that is dynamic of Andrew Jones and Matt Coleman. Jones has emerged among the better players in a Big that is deep 12 season. Plus, his inspiring story of beating cancer is easy to root for.
Jones has cooled a bit after scoring at least 13 points in 13 of 14 games, combining for only 17 in the last two outings. But the team’s scorer that is leadingat 14.8 points per game) is often a threat to warm up. And that complimentary play — along with UT’s revenge factor — make the Burnt Orange Thursday that is dangerous NCAA Men’s Tournament Championship Odds Tracker