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Updated: Sunday, February 8, 2004 11:24 PM EST
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(14) Texas 66, (22) Oklahoma 37

AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Brandon Mouton and Brian Boddicker each scored 13 points as 14th-ranked Texas routed No. 22 Oklahoma, 66-37, in a sloppy, poor-shooting Big 12 Conference contest.

Mouton and Boddicker were the only players to score in double figures for the Longhorns (16-3, 7-1 Big 12), who extended their winning streak to four games. They have won 11 of 12 games since a 72-67 home loss to Oklahoma State on January 24.

"This was a great team win," Boddicker said. "I think this was our first game all year where we put it all together. Our defense was a huge factor. We scored a lot on their turnovers and everyone played hard, which is our identity."

Texas shot only 35 percent (17-of-48) from the field but held a 44-30 advantage in rebounding. Oklahoma shot just 26 percent (14-of-53), going 1-of-21 from 3-point range.

"I thought we played really well defensively today," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "We were able to keep pressure on them from start to finish and we did a good job on the boards. We maintained our intensity throughout and got good plays from a lot of people."

De'Angelo Alexander had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Sooners (14-5, 4-4), who had their four-game winning streak stopped.

The Longhorns, who never trailed, used a 24-10 run to take a 33-16 lead with 2:33 left in the first half. They built a 56-27 advantage with 8:38 to go before cruising to only their 19th win in 61 meetings with Oklahoma.

The first half was particularly ugly as the two squads combined for 21 turnovers. The Sooners managed only eight baskets in the half, going 0-for-9 from 3-point range.

"If someone told me that Texas would shoot 35 percent and only get 66 points, I would have said it was a hell of a game, but I never dreamed we would shoot 1-for-21 from the 3-point line," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said.

"I try to keep it simple and say that the ball didn't go in and it was just a bad offensive night. Texas is a good team, but we're not this bad."

Brad Buckman contributed nine points and eight rebounds for Texas, which recorded its lowest output of the season.


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