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No. 2 ‘Horns rough up Heels, 103-90

December 20, 2009

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No. 2 Texas 103, No. 10 North Carolina 90

Arlington, Texas — After loading up on lopsided wins against mostly unimpressive foes, Texas showed its can be just as tough on the big boys of college basketball.

Damion James had 25 points and 15 rebounds, leading a four-man scoring frenzy that carried the Longhorns to a victory over North Carolina on Saturday in the first basketball game at Cowboys Stadium.

James was among four Longhorns to score at least 20 points. That group alone nearly outscored the Tar Heels, combining for 89 points.

All told, Texas became the first team to score 100 points in regulation against North Carolina since Roy Williams became head coach in 2003-04.

The Longhorns (10-0) also kept up a streak of winning by double-digit margins. This was their closest game yet. Then again, it also was their first time playing a ranked team.

Wichita State 85, No. 16 Texas Tech 83

Wichita — Clevin Hannah scored 24 points, J.T. Durley added a career-high 20, and Wichita State handed the Red Raiders their first loss of the season.

Garrett Stutz added 13 points off the bench for the Shockers (10-1), who finished 28-of-35 (80 percent) from the foul line and out-rebounded Tech, 40-35.

No. 17 Kansas State 87, Alabama 74

Mobile, Ala. — Jacob Pullen hit six three-pointers and scored a season-high 30 points for Kansas State.

The Wildcats (10-1) dominated most of the game, shrugging off the Crimson Tide’s only second-half rally after building an 18-point halftime lead against a team guided by coach Frank Martin’s high school teammate, Anthony Grant.

No. 23 Texas A&M 71, The Citadel 50

College Station, Texas — Donald Sloan scored 17 points, and Texas A&M cruised to victory over The Citadel.

It was the Aggies’ first game since last Saturday’s 84-81 loss to New Mexico and their first victory over The Citadel in the second meeting with the school. The Aggies led, 33-11, by halftime.

Nebraska 57, Jackson State 41

Lincoln, Neb. — Quincy Hankins-Cole scored 15 points, and Nebraska only trailed once, at 3-0.

Missouri 88, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 70

Columbia, Mo. — Kim English had 18 points while going 3-for-5 from three-point range for Missouri, which won its 25th in a row at home without its senior captain.

Guard J.T. Tiller served a one-game suspension after an early-morning arrest over an unpaid speeding ticket earlier in the week. He wasn’t missed on Saturday by the Tigers, who led by 26 points in the first half and 28 in the second half.

Pine Bluff dropped to 0-9.

Comments

TopJayhawk 4 years, 11 months ago

So, tell me again which two leagues are tougher than the B 12?

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