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Roach and Osetkowski lead Texas over Oklahoma State 69-57

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) In a Big 12 season of ups and downs for Texas, none was more befuddling than an early loss to last-place Oklahoma State.

The Longhorns made sure there would be no repeat on Saturday.

Kerwin Roach II scored 16 points, Dylan Osetkowski scored 14 on 5-of-5 shooting a 69-57 Texas win that sent the Cowboys to their fifth straight loss and eighth loss in nine games.

''It was our emphasis today to come out, just be aggressive, don't take these guys lightly,'' Roach said. ''Respect them. They beat us the first time. We wanted to pay them back.''

Oklahoma State (9-16, 2-10) jumped on Texas early the first time the teams met and looked to do it again with a flurry of 3-pointers, including three by Thomas Dziagwa. Texas responded when the Longhorns pushed out to defend further on the perimeter, and Oklahoma State made just one from long range over the final 9 minutes of the first half.

Dziagwa finished with 23 points behind seven 3-pointers.

''We just shut down everybody else,'' Roach said. ''We made it tough on him, too, but he still made some tough ones.''

Texas (15-11, 7-6) led 20-19 before closing the first half on a 19-7 run punctuated by Roach's 3-pointer from the corner with 1 second left in the half.

Texas led by 13 early in the second before the Cowboys cut it 42-38. The Longhorns responded with three straight baskets and a 3-point play by Courtney Ramey to end the threat.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton dismissed three players for team rule violations after a 2-3 start in the Big 12 that included the previous win over Texas. The Cowboys are down to just seven scholarship players.

''That's kind of a moving target. I put a walk-on on scholarship, but he broke his foot,'' Boynton said. ''(Texas) has players who weren't even dressed that could start for us ... I still sense a very frustrated group that feels like it cannot win.''

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys had very little working offensively when Dziagwa wasn't firing away from long range. They were 12 of 30 inside the arc and went 9 of 18 from the free throw line. Dziagwa was 0-6 when he wasn't shooting 3-pointers.

''Even on a night we make eight (3-pointers) we still don't get to 60 points,'' Boynton said.

Texas: The Longhorns will like the confident shooting stroke from Osetkowski, who came in just 2 of 21 shooting 3-pointers in the previous nine games. He made two from the same spot in right corner in the first half, then made another with 7:12 to play that put Texas ahead by 10. His ability to score away from the basket will be key to the Texas offense over the stretch run of the season.

Osetkowski's three 3-pointers were his season high.

''I'm looking for seven 3s like I did last season at Iowa State,'' Osetkowski said. ''It's great see some going in.''

SCORING DEPTH

Texas's deeper bench made a big difference. While Oklahoma State had four players log at least 38 minutes and two - Cameron McGriff and Lindy Waters III - played the entire game, Texas has only two players on the court for more than 30 minutes.

The Texas bench outscored Oklahoma State's 16-2. Longhorns guard Elijah Mitrou-Long had six points and three assists and Royce Hamm Jr. had four points and three aggressive rebounds.

''Those guys gave us a real lift in terms of spirit and energy,'' Texas coach Shaka Smart said. ''We wanted to take advantage of the fact we had more depth.''

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State hosts TCU on Monday. The Cowboys lost the previous matchup 70-68.

Texas plays Oklahoma Saturday, looking for a season sweep over the Sooners. Texas won the previous meeting 75-72 when the Sooners missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Courtney Ramey 18.0
  Isaac Likekele missed 2nd of 2 free throws 18.0
+ 1 Isaac Likekele made 1st of 2 free throws 18.0
  Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes 18.0
+ 1 Kerwin Roach II made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Kerwin Roach II made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Isaac Likekele 29.0
+ 2 Cameron McGriff made dunk 32.0
  Offensive rebound by Cameron McGriff 34.0
  Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot 36.0
  Offensive rebound by Isaac Likekele 40.0
Team Stats
Points 57 69
Field Goals 20-53 (37.7%) 23-47 (48.9%)
3-Pointers 8-23 (34.8%) 7-21 (33.3%)
Free Throws 9-18 (50.0%) 16-18 (88.9%)
Total Rebounds 29 34
Offensive 9 7
Defensive 16 23
Team 4 4
Assists 9 8
Steals 6 3
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 9 11
Fouls 14 18
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 4 REB
16 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Oklahoma State 9-16 273057
home team logo Texas 15-11 383169
Team Stats
away team logo Oklahoma State 9-16 68.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo Texas 15-11 71.0 PPG 36 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
4
T. Dziagwa G 11.7 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.5 APG 39.6 FG%
12
K. Roach II G 14.6 PPG 4.3 RPG 3.0 APG 42.9 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Dziagwa G 23 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
K. Roach II G 16 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
37.7 FG% 48.9
34.8 3PT FG% 33.3
50.0 FT% 88.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Dziagwa 23 4 0 7/17 7/11 2/2 3 38 0 0 0 1 3
I. Likekele 16 6 2 6/11 0/2 4/9 2 39 2 1 3 2 4
Y. Anei 6 4 0 2/5 0/0 2/4 3 24 2 3 1 1 3
C. McGriff 5 5 1 2/9 1/4 0/1 2 40 0 0 2 2 3
L. Waters III 5 5 4 2/5 0/2 1/2 3 40 1 1 2 3 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Dziagwa 23 4 0 7/17 7/11 2/2 3 38 0 0 0 1 3
I. Likekele 16 6 2 6/11 0/2 4/9 2 39 2 1 3 2 4
Y. Anei 6 4 0 2/5 0/0 2/4 3 24 2 3 1 1 3
C. McGriff 5 5 1 2/9 1/4 0/1 2 40 0 0 2 2 3
L. Waters III 5 5 4 2/5 0/2 1/2 3 40 1 1 2 3 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Demuth 2 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
C. Jones 0 1 1 0/5 0/4 0/0 1 13 1 0 1 0 1
L. Major 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Simpson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 25 9 20/53 8/23 9/18 14 200 6 5 9 9 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Roach II 16 2 3 6/11 1/3 3/4 1 34 2 0 4 0 2
D. Osetkowski 14 4 0 5/5 3/3 1/1 2 26 0 0 0 0 4
M. Coleman III 10 2 2 3/7 0/2 4/4 4 25 0 0 1 0 2
C. Ramey 7 7 0 2/8 0/4 3/3 1 32 0 0 2 2 5
J. Hayes 6 7 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 3 23 1 1 1 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Roach II 16 2 3 6/11 1/3 3/4 1 34 2 0 4 0 2
D. Osetkowski 14 4 0 5/5 3/3 1/1 2 26 0 0 0 0 4
M. Coleman III 10 2 2 3/7 0/2 4/4 4 25 0 0 1 0 2
C. Ramey 7 7 0 2/8 0/4 3/3 1 32 0 0 2 2 5
J. Hayes 6 7 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 3 23 1 1 1 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Mitrou-Long 6 2 3 2/4 1/3 1/2 1 24 0 0 0 0 2
J. Febres 6 2 0 2/6 2/6 0/0 4 22 0 1 1 1 1
R. Hamm Jr. 4 3 0 1/2 0/0 2/2 1 10 0 1 1 2 1
J. Sims 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 1 0 1
A. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Hepa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Nevins - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Liddell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Whiteside - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 30 8 23/47 7/21 16/18 18 200 3 3 11 7 23