OSU basketball notebook: Matchup problems
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Thursday, January 27, 2011
1/27/11 at 4:45 AM
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Think Texas has Oklahoma State's number? UT has won 12 of the last 15 games in the series, including nine of the last 10. The Cowboys have lost only four home games by double-digit margins in the last four years and the Longhorns are responsible for half of those, winning by 12 points last season and 15 points Wednesday night.
Back on campus: Among those in attendance was Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips, who was OSU's athletic director during the plane crash season. Many fans stood to applaud when Phillips was introduced during a stoppage of play early in the game.
Big turnout: The game was played in front of what appeared to be a packed house, giving OSU its largest home crowd of the season. "This is what it's supposed to be like, isn't it?" said ESPN personality and former OSU point guard Doug Gottlieb during a "Remember the 10" halftime ceremony. "How about every home game, show up like this."
Streak-busters: One game after ending Kansas' 69-game homecourt winning streak, Texas ended OSU's 13-game homecourt streak. The Longhorns became the first opponent to win in Stillwater since Rick Barnes' squad did it last season.
For the second year in a row, a UT freshman came up big in the second half at Gallagher-Iba Arena. In a 72-60 triumph at OSU last season, then-freshman Jordan Hamilton came off the bench to score 18 of his 27 points in the second half. This time, Longhorn freshman forward Tristan Thompson scored all 14 of his points in the second half.
Doubling up: Marshall Moses, who leads all current Big 12 players in career double-doubles, collected 14 points and 11 rebounds. Ford praised Moses for playing hard.