Austin, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - A showdown between two of the Big 12's premier teams turned out to be no contest at all.
Five Oklahoma players finished in double figures and the 16th-ranked Sooners held Texas to 30 percent shooting en route to a 70-49 rout of the No. 10 Longhorns in front of a stunned crowd at the Erwin Center.
Buddy Hield led Oklahoma's balanced attack with 13 points, with TaShawn Thomas compiling 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) rolled to their fourth straight win.
"I like the way our guys played," said Sooners head coach Lon Kruger. "I thought their focus from start-to-finish was really good defensively."
It was Oklahoma's defense that set the tone for the lopsided victory, though, as Texas (12-3, 1-1) continually came up empty while being swarmed on possession after possession.
"They just punched us in the mouth," said Longhorns forward Jonathan Holmes.
Javan Felix was the lone Longhorn to reach double-digit points, finishing with 13 points.
Texas doomed itself with a major cold stretch right out of the gate, misfiring on 11 of its first 12 shots as the Sooners raced out to a 13-3 lead behind 3- pointers from Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Ryan Spangler.
The Longhorns kept on missing, resulting in a 33-14 deficit at the end of a first half in which Texas went a miserable 6-of-30 from the field.
"Texas had some looks that didn't go down, and that always helps, but I thought our guys had a little to do with that," Kruger said. "I thought our perimeter guys from the weak side did a good job trapping the post. I thought our awareness on the weak side was pretty good and we didn't really get hurt when we trapped the post."
Oklahoma didn't let up after the break, as Cousins drained a pair of triples to highlight a 9-2 run to begin the second half that staked the Sooners to a commanding 42-16 advantage.
The Sooners led by at least 20 points the rest of the way, with the margin swelling to 56-28 when Dinjiyl Walker followed a Thomas bucket with back-to- back layups, the last coming with 9:41 left to play.
Cousins ended 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in a 12-point effort, while Walker and Jordan Woodard contributed 10 points each for Oklahoma.
Oklahoma had lost eight straight at the Erwin Center prior to last January's 88-85 win in Austin, the first of a season series sweep for the Sooners ... Texas has dropped two of its last three home games after winning 15 straight at the Erwin Center ... The Longhorns lost their Big 12 home opener for just the third time in 17 seasons under head coach Rick Barnes ... Oklahoma has held every opponent this season under 70 points.