Texas Wins Share of Big 12 Title

UConn routs Cincy; Purdue beats out Michigan
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2008 10:01 PM CDT
Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet, right, blocks an attempt by Cincinnati's Rashad Bishop in the first half of their game today. Thabeet had 8 blocks for the Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Texas Longhorns earned a share of the Big 12 title today with a win over Oklahoma State, 62-57,  and will head into the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed, owning the tiebreaker over co-champion Kansas, reports the AP.  D.J. Augustin scored his average for  the Horns—20 points—while Damian James added 13 and a whopping 18 boards.   Elsewhere in college hoop action:

  • A winter storm delayed the UConn-Cincy game, but the Bearcats might have been better off with a cancellation.  The Huskies dominated the game with a 30-0 first half run on the way to a 96-51 rout.
  • No. 15 Purdue knocked off Michigan, 72-58, to end the Big Ten regular season in second place.