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Texas 85 Rice 58

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The Texas basketball team managed to keep its focus on Rice last night despite the looming showdown with the #1 ranked Duke Blue Devils on Saturday. The Horns got double-doubles from Brad Buckman (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Lamarcus Aldridge (17 and 10) to dominate the Owls 85-58 in Houston.

Most importantly for Texas, Daniel Gibson played crisper, netting 15 points, including 3-of-5 from three point land. Texas was much better in the turnover column as well, getting 17 assists against just 13 turnovers.

Full recap of the game here.

Box score here.

We'll have much, much more on the Texas - Duke showdown throughout the remainder of the week.