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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Big 12 men’s basketball roundup: No. 10 Texas snaps No. 11 Texas A&M’s winning streak

Texas forward Jordan Hamilton, right, drives around Texas A&M forward Khris Middleton, left, during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Texas won, 81-60.

Texas forward Jordan Hamilton, right, drives around Texas A&M forward Khris Middleton, left, during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Austin, Texas. Texas won, 81-60.

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No. 10 Texas 81, No. 11 Texas A&M; 60

Austin, Texas — Jordan Hamilton scored 27 points, and Texas snapped Texas A&M;’s 13-game winning streak on Wednesday night.

Freshman Tristan Thompson added 18 points for the Longhorns (15-3, 3-0 Big 12) before limping off due to a leg cramp with four minutes left in the first meeting of the rivals this season.

Khris Middleton scored 16 points for Texas A&M; (16-2, 3-1), which hasn’t won in Austin since 2002 and never led in this one.

The Aggies had not lost since a 67-65 loss to Boston College on Nov. 25.

Texas shot 58 percent from the field and the worst free throw shooting team in the Big 12 was 19-of-22 from the line.

Oklahoma State 96, Iowa State 87, OT

Stillwater, Okla. — Jean-Paul Olukemi scored 29 points, leading four double-figure scorers for Oklahoma State.

Olukemi hit 12 of 12 from the foul line, and his three-point play in the final minute helped the Cowboys force overtime.

Keiton Page, who scored 19 points, hit the game-tying three-pointer with 23 seconds left. Marshall Moses had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Roger Franklin scored 13 for the Cowboys (14-4, 2-2 Big 12).

Comments

KU_FanSince75 9 years, 9 months ago

Yep--- totally agree. Texas and KU have had some battles!

KGphoto 9 years, 9 months ago

The Texas schedule looked tougher before the season. Turns out Michigan St. sucks eggs. Who knew? North Carolina? Pfff.

Lost home games to Pitt and Uconn. Tough games yeah, but they lost 'em at home. And don't forget they got hammered by USC too.

I think KU has had an underrated schedule with wins against many tourney teams. Nebraska will give fits this year. Arizona is unranked but very real.

Chip in the fact that teams get ultra geared-up to play KU, so much more so than Texas, and I think KUs schedule has been every bit as tough.

63Jayhawk 9 years, 9 months ago

I like the fact that Texas had a big game to play on Wednesday and now has to travel to Lawrence to play on Saturday. I hope they are a bit worn down on Saturday. Rock chalk!

Gary Wirsig 9 years, 9 months ago

I hope Texas is fully rested and we get their best shot....and of course, I hope we win. Even if we lose, we'll grow.

Eric Sorrentino 9 years, 9 months ago

I agree on KU's underrated schedule, but it should be noted Texas faced Pitt this year in a neutral location at Madison Square Garden. Make no mistake on UT's difficult schedule this year either!

jaymar74 9 years, 9 months ago

Texas is good, A&M is good, Missouri is good, K-State will play us tough, Colorado and Nebraska are both sneaky good, that is nine games of our remaining 13 that will be NCAA tourney type teams. This plus the Big 12 tournament will have us ready for March. We are just beginning to hit our potential, still a little higher level of play to come. I like what I feel coming.

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