— Texas Basketball (@TexasMBB) January 2, 2018
Forward Dylan Osetkowski scored a career-high 25 points Monday as Texas subdued the Iowa State Cyclones, 74-70, in overtime at Ames, Iowa.
With the scored tied, Osetkowski hit a three-pointer, lifting the Longhorns into a 70-67 lead with 36 seconds left in OT.
From there, 6-foot-11 UT center Mo Bamba contributed on the defensive end with a blocked shot.
Bamba’s play was the beginning of the end for the Cyclones (9-4, 0-2 in the Big 12).
The Longhorns (10-4, 1-1) made it a five-point game when when Matt Coleman knocked down the first two of his four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds.
After Coleman’s first two freebies, Nick Weiler-Babb gave Iowa State a glimmer of hope in front of the home fans when he hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining, cutting the UT lead to 72-70.
But Coleman answered again with two more free throws to account for the final points.
Texas returns home to face the Baylor Bears on Saturday.
West Virginia wins again
WVU Wins 2nd Straight on Road, 13th Straight Overall https://t.co/mvRSJO0r2Z
— WVU Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 2, 2018
The West Virginia Mountaineers entered play Monday ranked sixth nationally in the Associated Press poll and then backed it up with their 13th win in a row, a 77-69 road victory at Kansas State.