Gibson’s career high leads No. 2 Texas over Texas-Arlington
=== Gibson’s career high leads No. 2 Texas over Texas-Arlington ===
Austin, TX (Sports Network) – Daniel Gibson poured in a career-high 29
points, as second-ranked Texas blew out Texas-Arlington, 93-55, at the Frank
P.J. Tucker had 20 points and 10 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge added 14
points for the Longhorns (7-0), who are off to their best start since opening
the 1981-82 season with 14 straight wins.
Brad Buckman contributed 13 points and nine boards on the win.
Brady Dawkins had 12 points and Larry Posey contributed 10 for the Mavericks
(4-4), who had a three-game winning streak halted.
Texas jumped out to a 9-0 lead courtesy of five points from Tucker, but the
visitors hung tough early and closed within four on Posey’s layup with just
under 12 minutes left in the first half.
The Longhorns, though, quickly pulled away again, scoring nine of the next 12
points, to forge ahead 22-12. Aldridge had four points and Buckman contributed
a three-pointer during the quick spurt.
Kenneth Henderson brought Texas-Arlington within 29-25 moments later and
culminated a quick four-point run, but the Mavericks would not get any closer.
Texas closed out the first half by going on an 11-1 surge, capped by Kenton
Paulino’s three-pointer in the closing seconds, to head into the locker room
with a comfortable 40-26 edge.
“We always expect the other team to play their best,” said Buckman. “We knew
coming in they would be physical with us. You can’t take a game off and expect
Buckman had 11 points for the Longhorns, who shot a blistering 53 percent in
the first half. Dawkins netted six for Texas-Arlington, which connected on 11-
of-23 shots in the opening 20 minutes.
The Mavericks never made it a game in the second half, falling behind by as
many as 40 points.
Texas shot a blistering 57 percent from the field (33-of-58), while Texas-
Arlington hit on only 21-of-58 attempts (36 percent).
Texas is 71-7 all-time against current members of the Southland Conference,
which includes a 13-0 mark under head coach Rick Barnes…The Longhorns, who
are 5-0 all-time versus Texas-Arlington, are 57-5 against in-state competition