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Reaves lifts Oklahoma over Texas

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Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves (12) drives against Texas forward Kai Jones during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Oklahoma Sooners are surging. And when they can grab a tough win at Texas, it makes no difference to them the Longhorns were playing short-handed and without their coach.

Austin Reaves scored 23 points and made two free throws with 18.3 seconds left that proved to be the difference in an 80-79 victory that was stalled by constant fouls and video reviews, and wasn’t settled until the Sooners intercepted a long inbounds pass at the end.

“What a battle,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said after the Sooners notched their fourth straight win and second in a row over top-10 opponents. “I feel happy for the guys that they hung on.”

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