Big 12 Championship: Twitter erupts as Texas Longhorns outlast Oklahoma State Cowboys to win first conference title in school history

Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Championship
Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Championship
Trent Bixby

The Texas Longhorns outlasted the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a wild shootout for the Big 12 Championship. The Longhorns claimed their first Big 12 title in program history, staying strong for a five-point victory.

Texas was led offensively by Matt Coleman, who finished with 30 points on an incredible 71.4% shooting. The senior guard led his Longhorns to an emotionally-charged victory as they look ahead to the March Madness tournament.

Matt Coleman leads Texas Longhorns to Big 12 title over Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas Longhorns #2 Matt Coleman & #22 Kai Jones
Texas Longhorns #2 Matt Coleman & #22 Kai Jones

The Oklahoma State Cowboys stayed in the fight until the end, trailing by ten at the half but never giving in. Cade Cunningham finished with a team-high 29 points, but his performance was not enough to overcome the Texas Longhorns' offense.

The Texas Longhorns will likely enter the March Madness tournament as first or second seed, finishing with a 20-7 overall record. The Longhorns have now won six straight, hoping to keep momentum into the big dance.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the Texas Longhorns' Big 12 title:

Matt Coleman has been fantastic in his final year with the Texas Longhorns, averaging 13 points and four assists per game. Coleman tallied a career-high in the Big 12 Championship, proving he is well-prepared for the big moment.

Here are more reactions from Twitter to the Texas Longhorns' victory:

Jericho Sims and Brock Cunningham were huge factors in this victory as well, combining for 29 points and 22 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns' ability to control the paint proved to be the difference-maker against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Here are more reactions from Twitter on the Texas Longhorns' Big 12 Championship:

The Texas Longhorns have the star power to make a final four-caliber run this season and will be taking plenty of momentum with them. The first round of March Madness begins on March 18th.

Edited by Rohit Mishra

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