Texas sends Colorado to record-setting 22nd loss

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—Dexter Pittman dominated inside with a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, leading Texas past Colorado 67-56 Wednesday in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

At 6-foot-10 and about 300 pounds, the oversized Pittman had his way against Colorado’s interior defense. He started out 9-for-10 from the field with four dunks and even hit his first five free throws.

Colorado (9-22) didn’t have an answer inside and could never break through against the 2-3 zone deployed by the Longhorns (21-10), going 4-for-17 from 3-point range. Dwight Thorne II scored 15 to lead the 12th-seeded Buffaloes, who set a new school record with their 22nd loss of the season.

Texas’ Damion James added 11 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double.

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 Colorado
Levi Knutson Levi Knutson
3-5,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Texas
Dexter Pittman Dexter Pittman
9-13,  26 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists

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