Mack, Davis lead Texas over Oklahoma State 82-79
The Associated Press - January 5, 2017 9:43 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Tevin Mack scored 16 of his career-best 27 points in the second half, lifting Texas to an 82-79 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Eric Davis Jr. scored 16 points for Texas – 14 in the second half. Kerwin Roach Jr. added 11.
Jeffrey Carroll led Oklahoma State (10-4, 0-2 Big 12) with a career-best 24 points. Jawun Evans added 19.
Mack, a sophomore, scored eight points during a 15-0 push that gave Texas (7-7, 1-1) a 61-50 lead with 11:32 remaining in the game.
But Evans brought Oklahoma State back with a 3-pointer and three free throws, leaving the Cowboys trailing by only four.
Then Davis went to work, making a driving shot and two 3-pointers for a 10-point lead with 3:21 left.
Oklahoma State led only 39-37 at halftime despite outshooting Texas 46.9 to 35.7 percent. Texas compensated for its poor accuracy from the field by taking advantage of Oklahoma State’s foul difficulty. The Cowboys were called for 14 fouls in the half, and Texas converted 14 of 17 free throws, an 82.4 percent mark that is much better than its 66.1 for the season.