AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Daniel Gibson's marksmanship is
spelling doom for Big 12 Conference opponents.
Gibson followed up a career effort with 18 points and another
solid showing from outside as No. 5 Texas cruised to an 80-46
victory over league rival Oklahoma State.
The Longhorns (17-2, 5-0 Big 12) forced 20 turnovers, finished
12-of-23 (52 percent) from 3-point range and never trailed in
sending legendary Cowboys coach Eddie Sutton to his worst loss
with the school.
A 6-2 sophomore, Gibson made 9-of-12 3-pointers en route to a
career-high 37 points in Saturday's 66-47 win at Baylor. His
nine makes from long range were one shy of the school record,
and with Monday's 5-of-10 effort, he is 18-of-30 (60 percent)
from the arc in his last three games as Texas has won by an
average of 29 points.
He teamed with Brad Buckman and LaMarcus Aldridge in this one to
create a formidable inside-outside tandem that a cold-shooting
Oklahoma State (12-7, 2-3) squad had no answer for.
Buckman scored 10 of his 19 points in the first half and Gibson
had nine as the Longhorns claimed a 36-22 advantage at the
break. The Cowboys scored the first three points of the second
half to get within 11 before Aldridge and Buckman took over.
Aldridge had eight points and Buckman six in a 16-5 run that
made it 52-30 with 12:17 left. David Monds ended the run with a
basket for Oklahoma State but Gibson replied with back-to-back
Gibson then went the traditional route for three points with a
layup and foul shot with 5:38 left as the advantage reached 30
points for the first time at 70-40.
Aldridge finished with 14 points, A.J. Abrams had 10 and Kenton
Paulino dished out a career-high nine assists as Texas won its
Monds was the only Cowboy to finish in double figures with 11
points. Leading scorers Mario Boggan, Torre Johnson Jr. and
JamesOn Curry, who average a combined 40.3 points, had a total
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