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Texas surges past Texas State

Dec 12, 2010 - 12:22 AM Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Cory Joseph notched 19 points as 25th-ranked Texas used a late first-half surge to down Texas State, 101-65, at Frank Erwin Center.

J'Covan Brown had 18 points and Jordan Hamilton added 16 points with 10 rebounds for the Longhorns (7-2), who recovered from a 17-point loss at USC on Sunday to win for the fourth time in five outings.

Tony Bishop recorded 12 points with eight boards for the Bobcats (2-5), who have lost four in a row. Cameron Johnson also contributed 12 points in defeat.

The visitors kept the game close early on, and were within 20-18 midway through the opening 20 minutes after Travis Jones hit consecutive treys, but Texas used a 19-6 run until the buzzer to get separation.

Hamilton connected from long distance to start the burst, then Brown hit a three and Tristan Thompson added a three-point play. Joseph's jumper capped it and the Longhorns led 39-24 at halftime.

Joseph's two treys within the first two-plus minutes of the second half helped Texas go up 50-31, then Alexis Wangmene's tip-in made it a 20-point contest at 54-34 and the home team began to roll.

Jai Lucas finished off a three-point play with 8:48 remaining and Texas breached the 30-point barrier at 80-48, then Thompson hit free throws inside the final three minutes to expand the edge to 36.

Game Notes

Texas has won 40 of the 45 all-time meetings...Thompson and Gary Johnson each posted 14 points for the Longhorns...Jones finished with nine points for TSU...Texas connected on 11-of-19 from beyond the arc.

    TEXAS: 101

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    TEXAS: 39

    Dec 11 4:53 PM

    TEXAS: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

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