The Texas Longhorns took home bragging rights and earned a trip to the Big 12 Tournament Championship with a 70-58 win over Texas A&M on Friday night. The Longhorns had control of this the whole way, taking a six-point lead into the half and cruising to the 12-point win.
Four Longhorns were in double-figures, led by Jordan Hamilton’s 17 points. J’Covan Brown added 15 points off the bench, Tristan Thompson had 14 and Cory Joseph added 10.
Texas moves on to face Kansas with the Big 12 Tournament championship on the line, Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks def. OSU, 63-62
Colorado def. No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats, 87-75
No. 2 Texas Longhorns def. Oklahoma
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou, 86-71
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Kansas def. Colorado, 90-83
Texas def. Texas A&M, 70-68
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Kansas vs. winner of Texas, 6, ESPN