2:00 PM ET, November 15, 2009
Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
James, Pittman lead way as Texas crushes UC Irvine in Longhorns' opener
AUSTIN, Texas -- When the freshmen looked nervous, No. 3 Texas had the luxury of a strong senior class to take control and lead the way.Damion James had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Dexter Pittman scored 21 to lead the Longhorns to a season-opening 89-42 victory over UC Irvine on Sunday.Those two had flirted with going to the NBA after last season, but returned to play with one of the nation's top freshman classes.
• In its first meeting with UC Irvine, Texas won by 47 to earn its 10th straight home victory against a non-conference opponent.
• The Longhorns have won 10 of their last 12 season openers (85-19 all time).
• Damion James led the way for Texas with 21 points and 15 rebounds (third career 20 point/15 rebound game).
• Freshman Avery Bradley (ranked No. 1 on the ESPNU 100) finished with 10 points in 22 minutes in his debut.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-62 (.274)||35-62 (.565)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||6-13 (.462)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-12 (.500)||13-21 (.619)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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