No. 12 Texas Tops Oklahoma in Norman

Red-hot Huskies beat Orange, No. 23 Vandy Bests Georgia
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:50 AM CST
Texas guard D.J. Augustin, right, takes the ball up court after stealing it from Oklahoma guard Austin Johnson, left, in the first half of a college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 6,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Longhorn’s backcourt duo of A.J. Abrams and D.J. Augustin scored 41 points as No. 12 Texas beat rival Oklahoma 64-54. The Sooners kept it close deep into the second half but an Abrams jumper with 9:41 remaining in the second half gave Texas the lead for good. Blake Griffin led Oklahoma with 19 points and four assists, reports the Associated Press. Other rivalries around the country:

  • The No. 19 Connecticut Huskies continued their climb up the Big East standings with a 63-61 win over Syracuse. The win gives UConn a six-game winning streak and moves them into third in the conference.
  • Alex Gordon led No. 23 Vanderbilt with 14 points as the Commodores beat the slumping Bulldogs of Georgia 67-59.