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.” As if the odds weren't already stacked against them, the Cowboys found themselves facing foul trouble almost from the outset. Marshall Moses played just six scoreless minutes in the first half after picking up his third foul at the 11:02 mark. Nick Sidorakis also had three first-half fouls – off the bench. Twelve first-half turnovers were also crippling. “Way too many turnovers,” Ford said. “Just can't compete against the third-ranked team in America when you have 17 turnovers, especially for us, who has trouble scoring.” Texas bolted to leads of 14-8 and 30-17 before taking a 36-25 edge to halftime. Behind Gary Johnson's strong inside play, the Longhorns eventually opened as much as a 24-point lead in the second half. Johnson led all scorers with 17 points, setting the tone for four starters in double figures. Jordan Hamilton added 15 points for Texas, while Tristan Thompson had 14 and Cory Joseph 11. Markel Brown led the Cowboys with 14 points, while Moses rebounded to score 10 after intermission, before fouling out. OSU guard Jéan-Paul Olukemi endured another rough road trip, managing just three points on 1-of-6 shooting from the floor with five turnovers.