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Texas Loses to Oklahoma State, Drops to 2-8 in Big 12

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart walked onto a familiar court and left two hours later with a familiar result and a smile.

Smart won two high school state championships in the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center. He returned for the first time Saturday to score 23 points, powering the 22nd-ranked Cowboys to their fifth straight win, 72-59 over the Longhorns.

"I have a great feeling for this gym," Smart said. "If felt great coming back."

Markel Brown added 17 points and Le'Bryan Nash had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but were still able to shrug off a Texas team mired it its worst season in 15 years under coach Rick Barnes.

Cowboys coach Travis Ford had worried his team might be tired after emotional wins over Kansas and Baylor and sought to relieve the pressure by having his team play a game of whiffle ball on Thursday.

The result was a relaxed team, maybe a little too relaxed at times, that could overcome its own miscues to win.

"It wasn't pretty," Ford said. "We turned the ball over a lot but it's not something I'm really concerned with."

Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8). The Longhorns shot 1 of 18 from 3-point range and were just 12 of 21 from the free throw line.

Texas' leading scorer this season, Sheldon McClellan, didn't score in the first half and finished with four points.

"They came in here fearless and really took it from us," Papapetrou said. "We didn't show up. We're embarrassed. More than frustrated, we're embarrassed."

Saturday marked the end of the 23-game NCAA suspension for Texas guard Myck Kabongo, who is expected to play the rest of the season.

Texas has clearly been hampered by his absence, which has forced the point guard duties to freshman Javan Felix, who had eight turnovers and one assist against the Cowboys.

Barnes called it Felix's "worst game" of the season and said Kabongo will start Wednesday night against Iowa State.

"There will be a different team on the court," Barnes said. "No doubt he has to start."

Despite its stumbles, Texas has still been able to use tough defense to force teams to grind out possessions looking for good shots. The Longhorns held Oklahoma State to 32 percent shooting in the first half.

Smart muscled his way to 11 points in the first half then dismantled Texas in the opening minutes of the second as the Cowboys asserted control.

A steal led to a fast break dunk before two free throws and a 3-pointer helped put the Cowboys ahead 42-30. Even when Texas could get physical with the Cowboys, Smart used his muscular frame to force his way past defenders for an easy floater in the lane, or step out for one of his three 3-pointers.

Brown scored six straight points in a 60-second burst that all but settled the game for the Cowboys. A dunk off a miss and a layup off a nifty pass under the basket from Smart put the Cowboys up by 14 points with about 8 minutes to play.

"It was a good win on the road. We respect Texas so much," Nash said. "We just keep trying to climb that ladder. We have great team chemistry."Texas Loses to Oklahoma State, Drops to 2-8 in Big 12


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Scores & Schedules

April 20, 2014 07:08 GMT

Updated scores, upcoming schedules

NBA PLAYOFFS

Saturday's Games

Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87

(Nets lead series 1-0)

Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105

(Warriors lead series 1-0)

Atlanta 101, Indiana 93

(Hawks lead series 1-0)

Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86

(Thunder lead series 1-0)

Sunday's Games - Series Openers

Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

NHL Playoffs

Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT

(Blues lead series 2-0)

Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT

(series tied 1-1)

Colorado 4, Minnesota 2

(Avalanche lead series 2-0)

Sunday's Games

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon

(Rangers lead series 1-0)

Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m.

(Red Wings lead series 1-0)

Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m.

(Canadiens lead series 2-0)

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

(Sharks lead series 1-0)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

Toronto 5, Cleveland 0

Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2

Boston 4, Baltimore 2

Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4

Oakland 4, Houston 3

Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1

Miami 7, Seattle 0

Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 3

Sunday's Games

Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0) at Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 0-1), 1:40 p.m.

Minnesota (Hughes 0-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-0), 3:05 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0), 4:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Washington 3

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4

Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7

Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5

Miami 7, Seattle 0

L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6

Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1

San Diego 3, San Francisco 1

Sunday's Games

Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 1:10 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Estrada 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1), 1:35 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 1:35 p.m.

Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-3), 2:20 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 4:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Erlin 1-1), 4:10 p.m.

MLS

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia 0, Houston 0, tie

Chicago 1, New England 1, tie

Colorado 0, San Jose 0, tie

Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 2, tie

Columbus 1, D.C. United 1, tie

FC Dallas 2, Toronto FC 1

Sporting Kansas City 4, Montreal 0

Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

No games scheduled

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