AUSTIN, Texas -- A.J. Abrams scored 30 points, giving No. 6 Texas the cushion it needed down the stretch, and the Longhorns pulled away late for an 81-73 victory over Texas State on Saturday.
Dexter Pittman scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed 10
rebounds for the Longhorns (8-1), who trailed midway through the
second half against a team that gave them a much tougher game than
Abrams, held without a basket for the first 15 minutes of the
second half, put Texas up 67-63, then had a steal and 3-pointer to
start a Texas run that put the game away.
Abrams scored 13 of Texas' final 16 points. He has averaged 29
points over Texas' last three games, including wins over UCLA and
Damion James added 17 points and nine rebounds for the
Cameron Johnson scored 24 points for Texas State (3-5).
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