KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson each had a double-double, helping No. 10 Texas cruise past Oklahoma 74-54 on Thursday night in a lopsided quarterfinal at the Big 12 tournament.
The Longhorns, who beat Oklahoma for the third time this season and 11th in 13 meetings, led by as many as 25 and never let the Sooners (14-18) get closer than 13 after that.
Hamilton had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Thompson totaled 13 points and 11 boards for second-seeded Texas (26-5), which lost three of its last five in the regular season to finish second in the Big 12 behind No. 2 Kansas.
Oklahoma got 17 points from Cade Davis in a foul-plagued game. Officials called 21 fouls on Oklahoma and 14 on the Longhorns, who had a 39-23 rebounding edge and held the Sooners to 3-of-13 shooting from behind the 3-point line.
Hamilton had a bucket and Jai Lucas connected on the game's first 3-pointer as the Longhorns got off to an 11-2 start, setting the tone for the entire evening.
The Texas defense, which held Oklahoma to a season-low 46 points in a 66-46 blowout on Jan. 15, forced the Sooners into 23 percent shooting. The Longhorns gave up only one conventional basket over the first 8:38. Davis had a field goal early in the half and that was the Sooners' only true bucket until Davis scored at the 11:22 mark to make it 11-6. In between, Andrew Fitzgerald was awarded two points on basket interference.
The Sooners made a mild run in the second half, chipping a 43-20 halftime lead down to 53-39 with an 8-0 spurt that included Davis' 3-pointer and three free throws by Steven Pledger after J'Covan Brown fouled him behind the arc.
A few minutes later, Calvin Newell's two foul shots got Oklahoma to 65-52.
But Thompson answered with a huge dunk off a nifty feed from Brown, and Gary Johnson converted a three-point play to quickly build the lead to 70-52.
Fitzgerald had 10 points for Oklahoma.