Freshman swingman Jordan Hamilton scored a career-high 27 points and No. 9 Texas finally slowed down James Anderson in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 72-60 on Monday night.
The Longhorns (19-3, 5-2 Big 12) had lost three of their
previous four games after reaching No. 1 in the nation for the
first time in school history. But they got back on track Monday,
winning in a building that's been a house of horrors for Texas
teams with top-10 rankings.
Texas had lost the last three times it brought a top-10 ranking
into Gallagher-Iba Arena. This time, the Longhorns fell behind by
11 in the first half before Hamilton got going.
He scored all but two of his points in the final 22 minutes and
put the game away with a 3-pointer from the right wing with 2:19
remaining that gave Texas a 13-point lead.