Louisiana Tech vs Texas

Texas overcomes sluggish start for big win


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
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
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.5-013-432
Western Ky.5-013-540
Old Dominion4-113-4105
North Texas3-210-8179
So. Miss2-49-10203
UT-San Antonio2-49-10286
La. Tech1-510-9150

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas Tech4-115-215
W. Virginia4-215-321
Kansas St.3-313-569
Oklahoma St.2-412-699
Iowa St.1-410-6111
Other games
UIC 54 Final
Toledo 45 Final
Illinois 84