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Recap: Oklahoma State 72, Texas 59
Line Movements
Date: February 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
  

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Smart walked onto a familiar court and left two hours later with a familiar result and a smile.

Smart won two high school state championships in the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center. He returned for the first time Saturday to score 23 points, powering the 22nd-ranked Cowboys to their fifth straight win, 72-59 over the Longhorns.

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``I have a great feeling for this gym,' Smart said. ``If felt great coming back.'

Markel Brown added 17 points and Le'Bryan Nash had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but were still able to shrug off a Texas team mired it its worst season in 15 years under coach Rick Barnes.

Cowboys coach Travis Ford had worried his team might be tired after emotional wins over Kansas and Baylor and sought to relieve the pressure by having his team play a game of whiffle ball on Thursday.

The result was a relaxed team, maybe a little too relaxed at times, that could overcome its own miscues to win.

``It wasn't pretty,' Ford said. ``We turned the ball over a lot but it's not something I'm really concerned with.'

Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8). The Longhorns shot 1 of 18 from 3-point range and were just 12 of 21 from the free throw line.

Texas' leading scorer this season, Sheldon McClellan, didn't score in the first half and finished with four points.

``They came in here fearless and really took it from us,' Papapetrou said. ``We didn't show up. We're embarrassed. More than frustrated, we're embarrassed.'

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.

Texas has clearly been hampered by his absence, which has forced the point guard duties to freshman Javan Felix, who had eight turnovers and one assist against the Cowboys.

Barnes called it Felix's ``worst game' of the season and said Kabongo will start Wednesday night against Iowa State.

``There will be a different team on the court,' Barnes said. ``No doubt he has to start.'

Despite its stumbles, Texas has still been able to use tough defense to force teams to grind out possessions looking for good shots. The Longhorns held Oklahoma State to 32 percent shooting in the first half.

Smart muscled his way to 11 points in the first half then dismantled Texas in the opening minutes of the second as the Cowboys asserted control.

A steal led to a fast break dunk before two free throws and a 3-pointer helped put the Cowboys ahead 42-30. Even when Texas could get physical with the Cowboys, Smart used his muscular frame to force his way past defenders for an easy floater in the lane, or step out for one of his three 3-pointers.

Brown scored six straight points in a 60-second burst that all but settled the game for the Cowboys. A dunk off a miss and a layup off a nifty pass under the basket from Smart put the Cowboys up by 14 points with about 8 minutes to play.

``It was a good win on the road. We respect Texas so much,' Nash said. ``We just keep trying to climb that ladder. We have great team chemistry.'

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OKST  -170   -3.5   125.5 
 TEXAS  +150   +3.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OKST  -170   -3.5    
 TEXAS  +150   +3.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 OKST  40%   56%   n/a 
 TEXAS  60%   44%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 9
 
    Temple at Dayton
11:00 AM EDT
    Georgetown at Rutgers
12:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at UNC Wilmington
12:00 PM EDT
    Michigan at Wisconsin
12:00 PM EDT
    Florida State at Wake Forest
12:00 PM EDT
    Northern Illinois at Buffalo
1:00 PM EDT
    Southern Illinois at Indiana State
1:00 PM EDT
    Akron at Miami (OH)
1:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Missouri
1:00 PM EDT
    Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
1:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Texas
1:45 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Vanderbilt
1:45 PM EDT
    Towson at Georgia State
2:00 PM EDT
    Tulane at Houston
2:00 PM EDT
    DePaul at Marquette
2:00 PM EDT
    St Josephs at Massachusetts
2:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Miami (FL)
2:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Wisconsin-Green Bay
2:00 PM EDT
    Eastern Washington at Northern Arizona
3:00 PM EDT
    South Florida at Villanova
3:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at Baylor
4:00 PM EDT
    Auburn at Kentucky
4:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Texas Christian
4:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Oklahoma
4:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Old Dominion
4:00 PM EDT
    Pepperdine at Portland
4:00 PM EDT
    Northwestern at Iowa
4:30 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Florida
5:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Georgia
5:00 PM EDT
    Fresno State at San Diego State
6:00 PM EDT
    Idaho at Denver
6:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Kansas State
6:00 PM EDT
    Stanford at Arizona State
7:00 PM EDT
    Brown at Pennsylvania
7:00 PM EDT
    Michigan St at Purdue
7:00 PM EDT
    College of Charleston at Chattanooga
7:30 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Wichita State
7:30 PM EDT
    Wright State at Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:00 PM EDT
    Utah at Oregon
8:00 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Alabama
8:00 PM EDT
    North Dakota at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Penn State at Nebraska
9:00 PM EDT
    Southern Utah at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at Sacramento State
10:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Davis at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at Santa Barbara
10:00 PM EDT
    Illinois State at Creighton
10:00 PM EDT
    Washington State at UCLA
10:00 PM EDT
    St. Mary's California at San Diego
11:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Cal Riverside
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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