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Longhorns Prevail 96-85 in Fayetteville

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It wasn't pretty but nothing in Arkansas ever is. The No. 2 Texas Longhorns improve to 14-0 with a 96-85 win in Bud Walton Arena.

Your heroes tonight were Dexter Pittman and Damion James. Sexy Dex (21 points and 10 rebounds) dominated all night, and DaMo (20 points and nine rebounds) sank two clutch mid-range jumpers and two free throws in the final couple of minutes to seal the victory. Kudos to Gary Johnson as well. With James in foul trouble and Pittman consistently subbing in and out, Gary's energy and scoring abilities were crucial. Johnson finished with 16 points and seven boards.

On the flipside, our first half defense was suspect as was our ball handling and decision making at times, especially from the young freshman.

Texas didn't play well and still won. Last year, Texas didn't play well at Arkansas and lost. This is a different team.

Celebration thread. 14-0. Enjoy.

NEXT GAME: Home vs. Colorado (Big XII opener) -- Saturday, January 9 12:45 pm ESPN+