Another big Texas win in Arlington

December 20, 2009

Damion James led a four-man scoring frenzy that carried No. 2 Texas to a 103-90 victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday in the first basketball game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

James and hefty center Dexter Pittman were forces around the basket on both ends, with James posting 25 points and 15 rebounds and Pittman totaling 23 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

J'Covan Brown added 21 points and Avery Bradley 20 as the Longhorns (10-0) cruised to victory in the same building where Colt McCoy and the Texas football team won the Big 12 title two weeks before.

It was the most points the Tar Heels (8-3) have allowed in regulation since Roy Williams became their coach in 2003-04. Wake Forest scored 119 in a triple-overtime victory in December 2003.

Ed Davis made 9 of 13 shots and had 21 points and nine rebounds. Tyler Zeller was 7 of 8 for 16 points. The rest of the Tar Heels combined for 20 baskets. Marcus Ginyard returned from a one-game absence to score 13, but he missed 7 of his first 10 tries.

Marcus Morris had a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 1 Kansas (10-0) hold on for a 75-64 victory over Michigan (5-5), the Jayhawks' 48th straight home win. ... No. 7 Duke (9-1) held No. 15 Gonzaga (8-3) to its lowest point total in 25 years in a 76-41 victory at Madison Square Garden. ...Charlotte transfer Mike Gerrity had 12 points and 10 assists in his debut for host USC (5-4), which gave No. 9 Tennessee (8-2) its worst loss under coach Bruce Pearl in a 77-55 rout.


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