AUSTIN (February 29, 2012) -- Freshman Sheldon McClellan scored a
career-high 24 points and Texas rallied to a 72-64 win over
Oklahoma on Wednesday night, avoiding what could have been a
devastating blow to the Longhorns' NCAA tournament hopes.
McClellan's 3-pointer gave Texas (19-11, 9-8) its first lead,
59-58, with about six minutes left. He had a dunk in an 8-0 Texas
burst in the final three minutes that opened a comfortable lead.
The win guarantees Texas will finish at least .500 in the Big
12, a critical mark for a team hoping to make its 14th consecutive
tournament appearance. Texas closes the regular season Saturday at
No. 3 Kansas.
Texas has won six in a row over Oklahoma (14-14, 4-13) and 13 of
the last 15 meetings.
Romero Osby led Oklahoma with 14 points.