Ariel Atkins scored 21 points and combined with Empress Davenport for 15 points in the two overtime sessions as Texas defeated Oklahoma by a score of 84-81 on Thursday.
With less than 12 minutes left, Texas was staring at a 21-point deficit and the very strong possibility of a losing record in the Big 12. The Longhorns still lost. They also nearly pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in school history.
A little more than two weeks ago, the Texas Longhorns were off to their best start in 29 years and the program’s highest national ranking since 2004.
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Isaiah Taylor had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Javan Felix led the Longhorns with 15 points in a 66-48 victory against TCU on Monday night.
Texas coach Karen Aston has been constantly telling her team that someone else has to help Nneka Enemkpali rebounding the ball. Now the No. 8 Longhorns might be without their top scorer and rebounder.
Nneka Enemkpali couldn’t be stopped. But despite the senior forward’s 21 points and 16 rebounds, Oklahoma upset No. 4 Texas 70-59 on Wednesday night.
Nneka Enemkpali had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and the Longhorns stayed unbeaten with a tough 61-55 win over West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Baffled. Embarrassed. Panic. Texas coach Rick Barnes and his players searched Monday night for the right words to describe a humiliating rout at the hands of Oklahoma.
Nneka Enemkpali had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 3 Texas beat Rice 77-54 Tuesday night in its final tune-up before Big 12 competition begins on Saturday.
Texas has a long way to go to restore the program back to where it once was. The Longhorns’ performance in the Texas Bowl made that perfectly clear.
The contract dispute between Oklahoma State and University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline hit courtrooms in two states Thursday.