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#17 Longhorns Top Cardinal in Defensive Battle

Dec 19, 2021

LAS VEGAS — No. 17 Texas beat Stanford 60-53 on Sunday in the Pac 12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge at T-Mobile Arena. Harrison Ingram had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cardinal (6-4).

Ingram's 15 points were a game high, to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Maxime Raynaud matched Ingram's seven rebounds, while also blocking two shots, while Spencer Jones and Michael O'Connell had three assists each. Jaiden Delaire scored nine points with four rebounds.

The Longhorns (8-2) used a 13-0 second-half run to seize control and pull away for their seventh victory in eight games. Texas tried playing the bully early, playing a stringent defense to force four early turnovers, but could never push its lead past four points, late in the first half. The Longhorns were able to convert Stanford's nine first-half turnovers into nine points.

Both teams demonstrated scoring lulls, which allowed Stanford to briefly grab a four-point lead midway through the first half. Texas led 34-27 at halftime, with the teams posting 26 points apiece in the second stanza.

BIG PICTURE

Texas has been taking care of the ball, averaging just 10.6 turnovers per game through the first nine contests and leading the Big 12 in fewest turnovers. The Longhorns committed 13 Sunday.

Stanford continued its trend of outrebounding opponents in every game. The Cardinal came in posting a plus-9.4 margin, the 18th-best mark nationally, and outrebounded Texas, 33-29.

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