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No. 12 Texas at No. 9 Oklahoma postponed

After being rescheduled twice in the last two days, the Longhorns won’t be able to travel to Norman this week.

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Due to continuing inclement weather that has caused millions of Texans to lose power, the No. 13 Texas Longhorns will not travel to Norman to face the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the game was moved to Wednesday and then to Thursday before it was finally postponed by the league. A rescheduled game against Iowa State that was set for Thursday was again postponed earlier in the week.

The Big 12 will release further information when available.

The multiple winter storms that have hit Texas in recent days have provided another setback for a Longhorns program that has had two games canceled and four other games postponed earlier this season, including the second attempt to play Iowa State in Austin.

Head coach Shaka Smart also battled a case of COVID-19 that included “significant symptoms” as the team went 19 days without having every scholarship player available for practice.

Those issues contributed to a three-game losing streak and losses in four of five games after starting the season 10-1. Texas able to get back on track with wins over Kansas State and TCU.

After Saturday’s 70-55 win over the Horned Frogs, senior guard Matt Coleman said that he felt the Longhorns regained their rhythm, but Smart’s program has now suffered another setback in trying to finish the season strong to earn a high seed in the NCAA tournament.