9:30 PM ET, March 11, 2011
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Jordan Hamilton helps Texas beat Texas A&M for third time this season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With three-game sweeps this season of both Oklahoma and Texas A&M, No. 10 Texas has already accomplished something it had never done before.Now, with No. 2 Kansas looming Saturday in the Big 12 title game, the Longhorns have a chance to do something else for the first time.If they beat the No. 2 Jayhawks, they'll be the first team from the Lone Star State to capture the championship in the 15-year history of the Big 12 tournament."It would mean a lot," said Texas guard J'Covan Brown, who had 14 points Friday night in a 70-58 semifinal victory over Texas A&M (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today). "We have to go out there and have fun, like Coach said. If we execute, everything else will take care of itself."
• Texas advanced to its sixth Big 12 title game, where it's 0-5 all-time.
• The Longhorns swept three games from the Aggies this season by a combined 53 points.
• Tristan Thompson has 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double.
• Texas faces Kansas in the title game Saturday. The Longhorns won 74-63 at Kansas on Jan. 22, handing the Jayhawks one of their two losses this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-48 (.354)||26-53 (.491)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-11 (.273)||6-15 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-27 (.778)||12-18 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|