AUSTIN (KXAN) —The Texas Longhorns came up just short in their quest to earn their first 3-0 start in conference play since the 2010-11 season tonight against Oklahoma St.
The Longhorns were down by 17 at halftime, but outscored the Cowboys 36-22 in the second half, only to come up short 61-58 at the buzzer.
As good as the Longhorns shot in their previous two Big 12 games, they were dreadful from beyond the three-point line in Stillwater.
Texas made it’s first three-pointer with 9:16 remaining in the second half and finished 2-of-22 from deep.
Kerwin Roach II led the Longhorns in scoring with 18 points, Jaxson Hayes chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds.
“I think we were a little satisfied starting 2-0 starting conference, we came in sluggish not really respecting Oklahoma State like we should’ve,” said Dylan Osetowski.
“If our guys did take them lightly then, that’s really disappointing, we’ve talked for three days how dangerous they (Oklahoma State) are, how hungry they are, and how hard they were going to play,” added Shaka Smart.
This is the first loss in Big 12 play for Texas and they will play eighth-ranked Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center.
Tipoff is set for 1pm.