Although both teams are experiencing down seasons (and by down seasons I mean bottom three of the conference), whenever Oklahoma and Texas square off, it’s must-watch TV. You’ve gotta love when two of the biggest rivals in sports go head to head with one another.
I may come off as very stupid here, but I don’t think that Texas is as bad as their record indicates. Yes, they’re 7-12 on the season, and last in the Big 12 with a 1-6 conference record, but they’ve been playing teams really tough. Six of their 12 losses have been by three points or less, and they even took #10 WVU down to the wire. And though they’re currently on a five-game losing streak, their last three games have been against top 10 teams, where they lost to #10 WVU 74-72, #6 Baylor 74-64, and #2 Kansas 79-67, which is really not that bad for a young team. The Longhorns aren’t going to make the tournament this year unless they pull off a miracle and win the Big 12 Tournament, but they’re playing teams tough and should be a good team in the foreseeable future.
Much like Texas, the Oklahoma Sooners have also had a pretty tough schedule this season and are most likely also not going to make the tournament, barring a Big 12 Tournament run. The lone bright spot for the Sooners this year came last week when they upset the #7 West Virginia Mountaineers 89-87 on the road. That’s a big confidence booster for a team that’s struggled this year, and a win tonight could maybe being a turnaround for the Sooners, so we’ll just have to wait and see. It’s no surprise that Oklahoma vs. Texas is always much more significant when they play one another on the football field, but for fans of both teams it’s still a very meaningful game and gives the winners the opportunity for bragging rights going into next season. Hopefully, they give us a good one tonight.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns Viewing Details
Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Location: Frank Erwin Center; Austin, Texas
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream (computer): WatchESPN
Live Stream (mobile): ESPN App
Spread: Texas -2.5
How To Live Stream Oklahoma vs. Texas Online
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