STILLWATER, Okla. – Tristan Thompson scored all 14 of his points in the second half, Jordan Hamilton added 12 points and 11 rebounds and No. 7 Texas beat Oklahoma State 61-46 Wednesday night as the Cowboys marked the 10-year anniversary of a plane crash that killed 10 people with ties to the basketball program.
The Longhorns (17-3, 5-0 Big 12) wore the same orange "Remember the 10" T-shirts as Oklahoma State during warmups, then deployed the same stiff defense that has provided them a perfect start to conference play.
The Cowboys (14-6, 2-4) shot just 32 percent while being held to their lowest scoring output of the season and having a 13-game home winning streak snapped.
Marshall Moses had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Oklahoma State, which held a reunion for families of the men killed in the crash and retired the No. 10 jersey during a halftime ceremony. The 10th anniversary of the crash of one of the team planes on the way back from a road game at Colorado is Thursday.
Families of eight of the 10 killed returned to Stillwater for the reunion, and former coach Eddie Sutton and three former players addressed the crowd at halftime.
But that remembrance ceremony fell right in the middle of the big run that gave Texas control of the game.
Hamilton hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left in the first half and another in the opening seconds after halftime as the Longhorns broke open a close game with 14 points in a row. Thompson's layup after Dogus Balbay saved the ball under the basket put Texas up 41-27.
Moses had a left-handed dunk as Oklahoma State immediately cut its deficit in half with a 7-0 response, but Thompson helped the Longhorns restore their lead with five straight points during a 7-minute stretch when he scored all 11 of Texas' points.
Thompson's basket inside made it 48-35 Texas with 12:13 to play, and Oklahoma State never got closer than 10 points after that.
Thompson added another hook shot in the lane and Gary Johnson converted a three-point play as the Longhorns put the game away with seven straight points go up 61-44 and send the Cowboys' first sellout crowd of the season to an early exit with more than 2 minutes left.
Balbay scored all 10 of his points before halftime and helped Texas hold Keiton Page, OSU's second-leading scorer, without a point for the first time since the Longhorns visited Gallagher-Iba Arena last season.
Texas had been holding Big 12 opponents to just 55.2 points per game and improved on that mark by limiting Oklahoma State to 19 in the second half.