January 27, 2023

Austin, Texas — The Texan defense kept Oklahoma over 29 points below their season average as the Longhorns clinched a 78-58 win over the Sooners at the Moody Center on Wednesday.

Four Texans scored in double digits, led by 19 points De Yona Gaston. Taylor Jones scored 16 points, Shaylee Gonzales scored 12 points and added a season-high seven assists, six rebounds and four steals Rori Harmony scored 10 points and added six assists and five rebounds.

Texas (15-6, 6-2) started the game with a 12-2 run, but Oklahoma responded and tied the game 20-20 by the end of the first quarter. The second period remained tight and the Longhorns went into halftime with a 40-36 lead.

In the third quarter, Texas held Oklahoma with 1-of-17 shots from the field and forced eight sooner turnovers. Texas hammered the ball into the paint in the third period with a 14-0 lead.

Next, the Longhorns will host Oklahoma State on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. CT at the Moody Center.

game notes

• The Longhorns made their first eight shots of the game.

• Texas defense held Oklahoma to six points in the third quarter. It’s the 15th time this season the Longhorns have held an opponent to less than ten points in a quarter.

• Texas improve to 14-0 on the season when they hold an opponent to 59 points or less.

• Oklahoma came into the game averaging 87.3 points per game and Texas held them to a season-low of just 58 points. Her low of the season so far was 69 points.

• The Longhorns ended the third quarter on a 17-2 run.

Shaylee Gonzales’ Seven cents tonight marks a season high in support for them.

Rori Harmony balanced with ten points, six assists and five rebounds.

Taylor Jones scored 16 points on an efficient 7-of-11 from the floor.

De Yona Gaston scored 15 of their 19 points in the first half.

• Texas had 18 assists in the game.

• Texas never fell behind in the game, leading 38 minutes and 12 seconds.

• The Longhorns reversed the Sooners’ assist-to-turnover ratio by forcing them to make 24 turnovers and allow only 13 assists. Before the game, the Sooners were second in the nation in assists.

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