STILLWATER, Oklahoma (KXAN) — After scoring a home-high on Tuesday against Kansas State, the Texas Longhorns’ No. 6 men’s basketball team put an end to Oklahoma State’s offense in a 56-46 win Saturday.
The Longhorns held off the Cowboys with 30% field goal shooting, 14 of 46, and forced 18 passes with 10 interceptions. Oklahoma State didn’t score in the last 7:38 of the game, and the Longhorns were up 12-1 in the final six minutes to close out the scoring. The Texas offense also didn’t work to its full potential, but the Longhorns managed to overcome the Cowboys’ 12 blocks, making 17 of 54 field goal attempts.
Teams accumulated six points in fast breaks and were whistled for 39 fouls.
Marcus Carr led the Longhorns with 12 points and four assists in 38 minutes, while Timmy Allen scored 11 points with three steals in 30 minutes. Freshman Dillon Mitchell grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds as the Longhorns led the Cowboys 39–35.
For Oklahoma State, Kalib Boone scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on six blocks.
It was Texas’ first game since the university fired Chris Beard as head coach over allegations of domestic violence against him following his arrest in mid-December. Rodney Terry, the deputy head coach who started the season, will remain head coach until the end of the season.
Texas (13-2, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) returns home Jan. 11 to host TCU at 8:00 pm. Oklahoma State (9-6, 1-2) travels to Manhattan, Kansas on Jan. 10 to take on Kansas State.