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Texas pushed to stay unbeaten

Dexter Pittman scored 18 points, and No. 2 Texas stayed undefeated with a tougher-than-expected 76-70 win over scrappy Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday in Austin.

Damion James got his fourth consecutive double-double for the cold-shooting Longhorns (13-0) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Longhorns won their first 12 games by at least 11 points. The Islanders (5-7) broke that streak by holding Texas to 35 percent shooting and outrebounding the Longhorns 47-37. If not for 25 turnovers, the Islanders may have may have had a chance to pull off the upset.

Kevin Palmer scored 28 for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which cut the lead to 74-68 with 36 seconds left before Texas' Jordan Hamilton made two free throws.

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI (5-7): Watt 4-7 2-4 10, Reynolds 3-8 2-2 8, Bond 3-5 1-2 7, Jones 3-16 3-5 11, Palmer 8-19 9-10 28, Drake 0-0 0-0 0, Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Hammonds 2-4 0-0 6, Coombs 0-0 0-0 0, Toncinic 0-3 0-1 0. Tota ls 23-62 17-24 70.

TEXAS (13-0): James 4-13 4-6 13, Pittman 6-7 6-10 18, Bradley 0-8 3-4 3, Balbay 0-3 0-0 0, Mason 0-0 2-2 2, Johnson 4-7 0-0 8, Lucas 3-4 1-2 9, Wangmene 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 4-10 6-7 17, Brown 2-13 1-2 6, Chapman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-65 23-33 76.

Halftime—Texas 41-29. 3-Point Goals—Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7-19 (Palmer 3-4, Hammonds 2-3, Jones 2-7, Bond 0-1, Toncinic 0-2, Reynolds 0-2), Texas 7-25 (Hamilton 3-8, Lucas 2-3, James 1-3, Brown 1-7, Bradley 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 47 (Watt 13), Texas 37 (James 10). Assists—Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10 (Palmer 3), Texas 14 (Hamilton 7). Total Fouls— Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 27, Texas 21. A—13,584.

Missouri 89, Georgia 61 _ Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 23 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead Missouri.

Missouri has won 28 in a row at home, the third-longest streak in the country.

Missouri (11-3) used runs of 18-2 and 12-0 to race to a 46-28 halftime lead, and Georgia (7-5) couldn't make a dent in the huge deficit the rest of the way. The Tigers shot 54 percent and forced 23 turnovers, including 16 steals.

Bowers was 11 for 14, including his third career three-pointer.

Missouri scored 35 points off turnovers while committing only nine turnovers.

Marcus Denmon added 13 points off the bench, going 3 for 6 from three-point range. Missouri reserves outscored Georgia's 54-16.

Trey Thompkins, Georgia's leading scorer with a 16.5-point average, scored only nine points in limited action due to foul trouble.

Travis Leslie led Georgia with 18 points.

GEORGIA (7-5): Thompkins 3-3 3-5 9, Jackson 2-2 2-2 6, Leslie 7-12 4-6 18, Ware 2-4 0-0 4, McPhee 3-7 0-0 8, Mayfield 0-0 0-0 0, Barnes 1-1 2-3 4, Anyaorah 1-5 2-2 4, Williams 1-4 0-1 2, Zlovaric 0-0 0-0 0, Price 2-4 2-2 6. Totals 22-42 15-21 61.

MISSOURI (11-3): Ramsey 3-5 1-2 7, Safford 3-8 0-0 6, Tiller 4-7 3-3 11, Taylor 2-3 0-1 4, English 2-8 2-4 7, Paul 1-3 2-2 4, Dixon Jr. 3-4 0-0 8, Denmon 4-9 2-2 13, Bowers 11-14 0-0 23, Sutton 0-2 0-0 0, Moore 0-0 2-2 2, Stone 2-2 0-0 4, Underwood 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-65 12-16 89.

Halftime—Missouri 46-28. 3-Point Goals—Georgia 2-8 (McPhee 2-5, Anyaorah 0-1, Williams 0-1, Ware 0-1), Missouri 7-17 (Denmon 3-6, Dixon Jr. 2-3, Bowers 1-1, English 1-3, Taylor 0-1, Tiller 0-1, Sutton 0-2). Fouled Out—Thompkins. Rebounds—Georgia 27 (Barnes, Jackson, Leslie, Thompkins 5), Missouri 29 (Ramsey 5). Assists—Georgia 6 (Williams 2), Missouri 25 (Tiller 7). Total Fouls—Georgia 17, Missouri 19. A—13,336.

Rhode Island 63, Oklahoma State 59 — Rhode Island outscored Oklahoma State 10-5 in the final three mintues in Uncasville, Conn.

It was a tale of two halves as OSU began chipping away at the Rhode Island lead. After a layup by URI's Keith Cothran, Oklahoma State went on a 12-2 run over the next six minutes and trailed by just one at 39-38. OSU tied the game at 41-41 on a three-pointer by Obi Muonelo at the 13:08 mark, and took its first lead on another trey by Muonelo three minutes later.

Seven ties and five lead changes later, Rhode Island took the lead for good with 1:11 to play on a layup by Delroy James, two of his team-high 14 points. Muonelo took a pair of three-point attempts in the final 30 seconds, but failed to connect on either one.

OKLAHOMA ST. (11-2): Anderson 2-9 4-4 10, Muonelo 6-16 1-4 17, Penn 2-7 2-2 8, Page 1-3 3-3 6, Moses 5-10 1-1 11, Gulley 0-2 0-0 0, Shaw 0-0 0-0 0, Franklin 2-4 0-0 4, Dowell 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 19-53 11-14 59.

RHODE ISLAND (11-1): Cothran 3-12 6-10 13, James 6-14 2-2 14, Ulmer 1-4 2-2 4, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Martell 2-5 0-1 4, Outerbridge 1-4 0-0 2, Wilson 1-3 0-0 2, Eaves 2-5 0-0 5, Mejia 2-2 5-6 10, Malesevic 1-1 0-0 3, Richmond 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 21-56 15-21 63.

Halftime—Rhode Island 35-26. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma St. 10-26 (Muonelo 4-10, Penn 2-4, Anderson 2-6, Dowell 1-2, Page 1-3, Gulley 0-1), Rhode Island 6-22 (Richmond 2-4, Malesevic 1-1, Mejia 1 -1, Eaves 1-2, Cothran 1-7, Wilson 0-1, Ulmer 0-1, James 0-5). Fouled Out—Anderson, Moses. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 31 (Moses 15), Rhode Island 40 (James 9). Assists—Oklahoma St. 10 (Muonelo 5), Rh ode Island 9 (Mejia 4). Total Fouls—Oklahoma St. 24, Rhode Island 14. A—7,111.

Tulsa 84, Colorado 59 — Justin Hurtt scored 21 points as Tulsa improved to 10-0 at home.

The Buffaloes have lost 21 consecutive road games against Division I schools.

Jerome Jordan had 14 points and eight rebounds, Steven Idlet 12 points and 11 rebounds and Ben Uzoh 13 points and seven assists for Tulsa (10-3).

Alec Burks led Colorado (8-5) with 17 points, and Cory Higgins had 13.

COLORADO (8-5): Relphorde 0-5 0-0 0, Dufault 4-7 0-1 8, Tomlinson 3-6 0-0 7, Burks 7-11 1-1 17, C.Higgins 3-12 7-7 13, Thorne II 0-1 4-4 4, Harris-Tunks 0-0 2-2 2, Coney 0-0 0-0 0, Knutson 0-1 0-0 0, Crawfo rd 2-6 0-0 6, Hornbuckle 1-3 0-0 2, Eckloff 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 14-15 59.

TULSA (10-3): Wheatley 1-2 2-2 4, Richard 4-6 2-5 10, Jordan 3-6 8-11 14, Uzoh 6-11 0-0 13, Hurtt 7-15 3-4 21, Pope 2-3 0-0 4, Heirman 0-0 0-0 0, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0, Idlet 5-8 2-5 12, Medder 2-5 0-0 6, Sange r 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-56 17-27 84.

Halftime—Tulsa 36-29. 3-Point Goals—Colorado 5-21 (Burks 2-3, Crawford 2-5, Tomlinson 1-4, Knutson 0-1, Relphorde 0-1, Hornbuckle 0-1, Eckloff 0-1, Dufault 0-2, C.Higgins 0-3), Tulsa 7-17 (Hu rtt 4-9, Medder 2-5, Uzoh 1-3). Fouled Out—Relphorde. Rebounds—Colorado 30 (Burks 8), Tulsa 38 (Idlet 11). Assists—Colorado 12 (Tomlinson 4), Tulsa 16 (Uzoh 7). Total Fouls—Colorado 25, Tulsa 18 . A—5,592.

Baylor 85, South Carolina 74 — LaceDarius Dunn had 21 points, Ekpe Udoh added a career high 20 rebounds, and Baylor won its seventh straight.

The Bears (11-1) used an 18-2 run that spanned both halves to take control and held on as the host Gamecocks (8-5) cut a 17-point lead to 72-63 on Devan Downey's three-pointer with three minutes left.

Udoh also had 12 points for his seventh double-double this season.

Baylor hadn't won seven in a row since starting the 2000-01 season 12-0 under disgraced former coach Dave Bliss.

It was South Carolina's first game since coach Darrin Horn dismissed one-time starting forward Mike Holmes for team violations.

Gamecocks leading scorer Devan Downey had 20 points on 6 of 25 shooting.

BAYLOR (11-1): Udoh 5-12 2-3 12, Jones 4-9 2-2 13, Lomers 3-5 6-8 12, Dunn 7-14 3-3 21, Carter 4-7 5-6 16, Acy 2-6 0-2 4, Dennis 3-3 0-0 7, Walton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 18-24 85.

SOUTH CAROLINA (8-5): Jackson 9-17 1-9 19, Jefferson 1-3 1-3 3, Muldrow 4-12 0-0 9, Downey 6-25 5-5 20, Raley-Ross 3-8 0-0 8, Spinella 0-1 0-0 0, Galloway 4-9 0-0 10, Steed 2-5 1-3 5, Baniulis 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 29 -83 8-20 74.

Halftime—Baylor 38-27. 3-Point Goals—Baylor 11-17 (Dunn 4-7, Carter 3-4, Jones 3-5, Dennis 1-1), South Carolina 8-28 (Downey 3-10, Raley-Ross 2-5, Galloway 2-6, Muldrow 1-4, Baniulis 0-3). Fo uled Out—None. Rebounds—Baylor 52 (Udoh 20), South Carolina 39 (Jackson 7). Assists—Baylor 16 (Carter 7), South Carolina 12 (Downey 5). Total Fouls—Baylor 17, South Carolina 17. A—11,312.

Texas A&M 89, Northwestern State 63 — Donald Sloan scored 18 points for Texas A&M.

In the Aggies' first game since Derrick Roland broke his leg, Khris Middleton scored eight points on 2 of 8 shooting. Roland was hurt in A&M's 73-64 loss at Washington Dec. 22.

Damon Jones and Charles Clark led the Demons (5-7) with 12 points each.

The Aggies (10-3) got out to a 13-0 lead and never were threatened. Texas A&M's David Loubeau scored nine points in the decisive first half and finished with 12.

NORTHWESTERN ST. (5-7): M.McConathy 1-3 0-0 2, Knight 2-4 2-4 6, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Baker 2-7 6-6 10, Mosley 1-2 0-0 2, Conine 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 1-6 7-8 9, Pratt 3-9 2-3 8, Jones 5-15 0-0 12, Clark 5-11 1-4 12, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Dixon 0-0 0-0 0, L.McConathy 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-61 18-25 63.

TEXAS A&M (10-3): Davis 1-2 4-5 6, Sloan 6-12 6-6 18, Harris 3-5 2-6 10, Loubeau 4-7 4-7 12, Middleton 2-8 4-7 8, Blasczyk 0-0 0-0 0, Darko 0-1 1-2 1, Lewis 2-4 2-2 8, Turner 1-5 0-0 2, Holmes 1-4 2-4 5, Hibb ert 2-5 2-2 7, Schepel 1-2 0-0 2, Chapman 0-0 0-0 0, Carrell 0-0 0-0 0, Walkup 2-6 4-4 10. Totals 25-61 31-45 89.

Halftime—Texas A&M 49-24. 3-Point Goals—Northwestern St. 3-15 (Jones 2-6, Clark 1-2, M.McConathy 0-1, L.McConathy 0-1, Pratt 0-2, Baker 0-3), Texas A&M 8-21 (Harris 2-2, Lewis 2-3, Walkup 2-5 , Hibbert 1-1, Holmes 1-4, Darko 0-1, Sloan 0-2, Middleton 0-3). Fouled Out—Knight, Pratt. Rebounds—Northwestern St. 42 (Mosley 8), Texas A&M 46 (Davis 12). Assists—Northwestern St. 10 (M.McConathy 3), Texas A&M 18 (Harris 5). Total Fouls—Northwestern St. 31, Texas A&M 23. A—7,213.

Nebraska 74, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60 — Ryan Anderson scored 17 points, and Nebraska used a 13-0 run early in the second half to take control.

Anderson's three-pointer with 18:50 left started the spurt for Nebraska (11-3). His layup two minutes later put the Cornhuskers up 40-29, and Eshaunte Jones' three-pointer with 16:07 remaining gave Nebraska a 14-point lead over the Hawks (3-9). Maryland-Eastern Shore got no closer than 11 the rest of the way.

MD.-EASTERN SHORE (3-9): Hines 2-3 1-1 5, Berry 1-5 3-4 5, White 3-7 0-0 7, Burns 5-13 0-0 10, Haley 8-17 1-1 18, Obame Obame 0-0 0-0 0, Cotton 2-4 4-4 8, Robertson 1-8 0-0 3, Tucker 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 24-59 9-10 60.

NEBRASKA (11-3): Ubel 2-4 3-3 7, Richardson 3-5 2-3 10, Henry 3-8 0-0 7, Jeter 0-3 2-2 2, Anderson 6-9 3-3 17, Jones 3-7 0-0 9, Holley 3-6 0-2 6, Karn 0-0 0-0 0, Gallegos 0-1 0-0 0, Diaz 5-10 1-2 11, Hankins -Cole 1-4 3-5 5, Fox 0-0 0-0 0, Nelson 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 26-57 14-22 74.

Halftime—Nebraska 30-26. 3-Point Goals—Md.-Eastern Shore 3-16 (White 1-2, Haley 1-6, Robertson 1-6, Burns 0-2), Nebraska 8-20 (Jones 3-5, Richardson 2-4, Anderson 2-5, Henry 1-2, Jeter 0-1, Holley 0-1, Ubel 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Md.-Eastern Shore 40 (Berry 8), Nebraska 32 (Jones 4). Assists—Md.-Eastern Shore 11 (White 7), Nebraska 20 (Jeter 5). Total Fouls—Md.-Eastern Shore 19, Nebraska 15. Technical—Haley. A—8,482.

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