PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Javan Felix hit a three-pointer with eight seconds to play in overtime and Texas topped Temple 81-80 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Longhorns (8-1) blew a 16-point lead to find themselves trailing with less than three minutes to play. Felix's game-winner was his second attempt, as his runner at the buzzer in regulation clanged off the rim.
Temple, down 48-37 at the half, out-scored Texas 21-10 over 12 minutes of regulation to force overtime. The Owls tied the game in regulation at 68 and 70 before finally taking their first lead of the game, 71-70, on an Anthony Lee free throw with 3:01 to play. Lee led all scorers and rebounders with 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Dan Dingle once again put Temple (4-4) ahead with 44 seconds to play in overtime on a pair of free throws, but the Owls couldn't hang on.
Temple looked like it was going to win when Texas big man Connor Lammert missed two free throws with 14.7 remaining. Dalton Pepper (20 points) grabbed the rebound for the Owls, got fouled and made his first free throw, but was called for a lane violation on his second attempt. Had he made both shots, Felix's game-winning shot would have only tied the game.
Jonathan Holmes led Texas with 16 points and eight rebounds, but Holmes fouled out when he put Dingle on the line in overtime. Isaiah Taylor added 15 of his own for the Longhorns but did not score after halftime.
As the game went on, Texas' size proved too much for Temple. The Longhorns out-rebounded the Owls, 54-43, and outscored them 21-9 on second-chance points. Depth was also a factor, as the Texas bench accounted for 17 more points than Temple's.
The game was the first meeting between the two schools in Philadelphia since the teams played at the Convention Center in 1939.
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AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas sophomore guard Myck Kabongo has declared himself eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft, he announced Friday. Kabongo will forego his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility.
Kabongo only played the final 11 games of the 2012-13 season due to a 23-game NCAA suspension to start the year. During those 11 contests, he led the team in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (5.5 apg), steals (2.0 spg) and minutes (37.3 mpg) and ranked second in rebounding (5.0 rpg). Kabongo reached double figures in scoring in eight of the 11 contests, including a career-high 31 points in the home overtime victory against Oklahoma (Feb. 27).
In his two seasons in Austin, Kabongo played and started 45 career games and averaged 10.8 points and 5.3 assists in 32.2 minutes per contest. For his career, he converted 138-of-345 (.400) field goals, including 33-of-106 (.311) from three-point range, and 178-of-249 (.715) free throws.
Kabongo was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and team captain at Thursday night’s annual team banquet. In his freshman season, he claimed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades and earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Myck Kabongo scored 32 points and made an off-balance jumper at the buzzer to force overtime, and Texas rallied from 22 points down in the second half to beat Oklahoma 92-86 Wednesday night.
Kabongo scored Texas' first six points in overtime, opening the period with a 3-pointer to give Texas its first lead since early in the first half.
Romero Osby scored 31 for Oklahoma (18-9, 10-5 Big 12), which led 67-45 on a dunk by Amath M'Baye with 7:54 to play in regulation. Texas stormed back behind a 13-0 run that flipped momentum.
Sheldon McClellan scored 17 for Texas (13-15, 5-10), including three free throws with 9.5 seconds left. Osby missed one of two free throws on the other end, setting up Kabongo's desperation shot that tied it at 77.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Sheldon McClellan scored all 10 of Texas' points in the second overtime and the Longhorns welcomed back point guard Myck Kabongo from a 23-game suspension with an 89-86 win over Iowa State on Wednesday night.
McClellan also had a key steal which led to his two free throws in the final seconds for Texas (11-13, 3-8 Big 12). Iowa State had a chance to tie but Chris Babb's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left missed and Texas' Connor Lammert took the ball from Babb in a scramble for the long rebound.
McClellan scored 18 points. Kabongo had 13 points, five assists and seven rebounds in his first game of the season, but fouled out in the first overtime.
Melvin Ejim had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Iowa State (16-8, 6-5).
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Marcus Smart scored a game-high 23 points to lead the No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys to a 72-59 victory over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Smart scored half of the Cowboys' first 42 points as Oklahoma State began to run away from the Longhorns early in the second half. Later in the game, as the rest of the Cowboys started to get in on the scoring, Smart filled up the box score in other categories, racking up seven rebounds, five steals, three assists and a couple of blocks.
Markel Brown came to the aid of Smart in the second half, finishing with 17 points and six rebounds.
Demarcus Holland scored a career-high 13 points off the bench for Texas (10-13, 2-8 Big 12).
Oklahoma State (17-5, 7-3 Big 12) has won two straight road games after losing their previous eight away from home, dating back to last season. The Cowboys have won five consecutive games overall, and will go for number six on Wednesday at Texas Tech.
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and eight assists, and No. 18 Kansas State routed Texas 83-57 on Wednesday night to snap a two-game skid.
Omari Lawrence also scored 12 in a reserve role for the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12), who built a 38-19 lead by halftime despite playing long stretches without three key players.
Rodney McGruder, the Big 12's third-leading scorer, picked up two fouls in less than 2 minutes and spent the rest of the half on the bench. Martavious Irving joined him with two fouls moments later, and Will Spradling went to the locker room after getting smacked in the head.
The Longhorns (9-11, 1-6) couldn't capitalize, committing 18 turnovers.
Sheldon McClellan had 15 points on 3 of 12-shooting for Texas.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Julien Lewis scored 18 points and Texas ended a five-game losing streak in the Big 12 with a 73-57 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night.
Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points and Demarcus Holland 11 for the Longhorns (9-10, 1-5), who got their first win since Dec. 29 and ended their worst losing streak in the Big 12 since the conference began play in the 1996-97 season.
Sheldon McClellan, Texas' leading scorer on the season, started for the first time in five games and finished with 10 points.
Jordan Tolbert had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Texas Tech (9-9, 2-5). The Red Raiders have lost 17 in a row in Austin dating back to 1996.
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AMES, Iowa -- Freshman Georges Niang scored a season-high 18 points, Will Clyburn added 16 and Iowa State rolled past Texas 82-62 Saturday in its Big 12 home opener.
Tyrus McGee had 15 points off the bench for the Cyclones (11-4, 1-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a heartbreaking loss at No. 6 Kansas by pounding the struggling Longhorns (8-8, 0-3).
Iowa State built an 11-point halftime lead and maintained a comfortable edge the rest of the way in beating Texas for just the second time in 11 tries.
Johnathan Holmes and Julien Lewis each had 15 points to lead the Longhorns.
Texas star Sheldon McClellan, the team's leading scorer at 15.2 points per game, played just one scoreless minute.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Aaric Murray scored 12 points and West Virginia defeated Texas 57-53 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Jabarie Hinds added 11 points for the Mountaineers (8-6, 1-1 Big 12), who won their first conference game since moving over from the Big East this season.
Jonathan Holmes had 12 points for Texas (8-7, 0-2), which gave up a double-digit lead in the final 5 minutes of regulation, then scored only three points in the extra period.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Texas Women’s Basketball team dropped a 53-49 decision to West Virginia in a Big 12 Conference game on Wednesday night in Morgantown.
The Longhorns (7-7, 0-3 Big 12) got career efforts from freshmen Empress Davenport (14 points) and Celina Rodrigo (nine rebounds) but were unable to overcome the Mountaineers(9-5, 1-2 Big 12) in the teams’ first conference meeting.
UT outrebounded its 11th opponent of the season with Imani McGee-Stafford leading the way. The freshman center had a game-high 13 rebounds, grabbing 10 in the first half. However, Texas shot just 31.7 percent (19-of-60) from the field.
The teams exchanged leads early on until the Mountaineers sparked a 9-2 run to build a lead before the midpoint of the first half. West Virginia was ahead by as many as nine on two occasions before Texas used a 6-0 run of its own to bring the score to 23-20 at the 3:22 mark. The Mountaineers led by six heading into the break.
The Longhorns opened the second half with a 5-0 run and grabbed their first lead in just under 20 minutes of play. Texas held the lead over a nearly seven-minute stretch until West Virginia took went ahead with6:05 left in the game. UT was down just one with 35 seconds on the clock following a pair of made free throws by Davenport but could not convert from the field down the stretch.
Ayana Dunning had 19 points to pace West Virginia and Christal Caldwell added 17.
Texas will host Oklahoma State on Sunday, Jan. 13. The game will be televised nationally by FSN with tip time set for 11:30 a.m.