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Top 25: No. 22 Oklahoma State 72, Texas 59
First Published Feb 09 2013 02:31 pm • Last Updated Feb 12 2013 04:09 pm

Austin, Texas • Marcus Smart scored 23 points and No. 22 Oklahoma State cruised past struggling Texas 72-59 on Saturday, the Cowboys’ fifth straight win.

Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who struggled offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns.

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The Cowboys shot 38 percent from the field, but Smart found enough room inside and out to carry the Cowboys past a Texas team struggling through its worst season in 15 years under coach Rick Barnes. Smart was 3 of 6 from 3-point range.

Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8).

Saturday marked the end of the 23-game NCAA suspension for Texas guard Myck Kabongo, who is expected to play the rest of the season.




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