AUSTIN, Texas – Texas owned every conceivable advantage before Wednesday night's game against Oklahoma State.
Nothing changed after the tip, with the No. 3-ranked Longhorns romping 73-55 at the Erwin Center.
Texas never trailed, and now hasn't since its Jan. 26 game in Stillwater – a span of 264 minutes, 4 seconds – improving to 23-3 overall and 11-0 in the Big 12. The Longhorns continued a stretch of dominance against league foes, posting their 10th double-digit win of the 11.
Pair those facts and figures with OSU's inability to win on the road, not to mention the poor shooting and foul trouble that has frequently accompanied their trips outside of Gallagher-Iba Arena, along with 17 turnovers, and the Cowboys were clearly in trouble.
And they were.
And they are, slipping further and further from the NCAA Tournament bubble. Now 4-7 in league play and 16-9 overall, OSU now needs to win four of its final five just to reach .500 in the Big 12.
“We got beat by a better team, give them credit,” Cowboys coach Travis Ford said. “They're a great team.”
The Cowboys return to action Saturday when Texas A&M visits Stillwater for an 8 p.m. tip.
“We've got to stay positive,” Ford said. “We've got to keep our heads up and keep competing. We're at home, but like I told the guys, it doesn't matter if you're at home if you don't play better.
Wednesday's box score