Men's Hoops Falls to Texas, 62-44
February 18, 1999
By JIM VERTUNO
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Chris Mihm had 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead Texas past Texas Tech 62-44 Wednesday night, giving the Longhorns a one-game lead over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference.
Gabe Muoneke added 15 points for Texas (16-10, 11-2 Big 12) which struggled offensively the entire game but held Texas Tech (12-14, 4-9) to its lowest offensive output of the season four days after the Red Raiders scored 90 points in a victory over Kansas.
Texas shot just 36 percent from the field for the game but scored 20 points off 19 Tech turnovers while committing just seven of its own. The Longhorns also held Tech to 30.9 percent shooting as a team.
The Longhorns' defensive tandem of Ivan Wagner and Chico Vazquez held Red Raiders guard Rayford Young to 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting. Young had a career-high 41 points in the win over Kansas.
Andy Ellis led Tech with 12 points Wednesday.
Despite the good defense, Texas trailed 19-23 with 5:47 left in the first half after a 3-pointer by Tech's Stan Bonewitz.
A Kris Clack 3-pointer sparked an 11-2 run that gave the Longhorns a 30-25 halftime lead.
Texas built its lead to 45-33 on a Muoneke dunk with 11:10 left to play. A 6-0 run pulled Tech back to within 45-39 before Texas closed the game with a 15-5 run.
It was the 101st meeting between the schools. Texas leads the all-time series 51-50.
Texas has three games left on its Big 12 schedule against Texas A&M, Baylor and Missouri. Of those three, only Missouri, who come to Austin Feb.27 in the last game of the regular season, had a winning record going into Wednesday's games.
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