Men's Basketball falls to No. 22/24 Oklahoma State
Feb. 9, 2013
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 hold off Texas.
Ioannis Papapetrou led Texas (10-13, 2-8) in all major categories, including points (15), rebounds (7), assists (4), steals (4) and blocks (2). 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.
"There will be a different team on the court," Barnes said. "No doubt he has to start."