Louisiana Tech vs Texas

Texas overcomes sluggish start for big win

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Jordan Hamilton scored 19 points and freshman Tristan Thompson had a breakout performance with 17 to lead Texas to an 89-58 victory over Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night in the 2K Sports Classic.

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Gary Johnson added 15 points for the Longhorns (2-0), who will play in the semifinals of the tournament benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in New York on Nov. 18.

Brandon Gibson had 16 points for Louisiana Tech (0-1).

After a sluggish start, Texas pulled away and held a double-digit lead for much of the game. The offense struggled at times, shooting 34 of 74 from the field, including 4 of 16 from 3-point range. But it was Texas' defense that controlled the tempo, forcing 22 turnovers, grabbing 12 steals and getting seven blocks.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
O. Ashaolu, F264-75-9111513
D. Redding, F252-70-02015
A. Roshell, C140-20-02020
B. Gibson, G305-145-730116
D. Brown, G203-100-01136
T. Hall, G160-20-02020
J. Johnson163-50-06116
J. Lewis, F-C150-20-04030
L. Smith, G141-51-23113
K. McNeaill, G123-52-21009
C. Johnson80-30-02020
J. Rake, G40-20-01000
Total 21-6413-204142158
 32.8%65.0% 
Texas Longhorns
J. Hamilton, G-F306-166-742019
G. Johnson, F286-103-561415
M. Hill, F-C191-20-03102
C. Joseph, G373-90-07418
D. Balbay, G124-60-07328
T. Thompson, F256-115-772417
J. Brown, G172-81-11245
A. Wangmene, F-C152-40-04034
J. Lucas, G143-62-20338
A. Dick, G10-00-01000
D. Melchionni, G11-20-00003
T. Morgan10-00-00000
Total 34-7417-2247182189
 45.9%77.3% 
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Middle Tenn.14-124-433
La. Tech12-320-8116
Old Dominion9-516-10143
UTEP9-511-15289
Rice8-618-9173
Marshall8-615-12120
UAB8-715-13174
Western Ky.7-713-14223
UT-San Antonio6-811-16283
Charlotte5-911-14232
FAU5-99-16295
So. Miss5-108-19335
North Texas2-128-18331
FIU2-126-21344

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kansas12-224-33
Baylor9-522-51
W. Virginia9-521-630
Iowa St.9-517-945
Oklahoma St.7-718-928
Kansas St.6-817-1058
TCU6-817-1049
Texas Tech5-917-1086
Texas4-1010-17149
Oklahoma3-119-17176
 
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