Texas ends losing skid by beating Iowa State 62-55

JIM VERTUNO
The Associated Press
Texas ends losing skid by beating Iowa State 62-55
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Iowa State's Royce White (30) shoots past Texas defenders Clint Chapman (53) and Sheldon McClellan (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Freshman Myck Kabongo scored 13 points and Texas ended a three-game losing streak with a 62-55 win over Iowa State on Tuesday night.

J'Covan Brown added 12 points for the Longhorns (13-7, 3-4 Big 12) on an otherwise poor shooting night for Texas' leading scorer this season. Julien Lewis also scored 12 for Texas.

Iowa State, the Big 12 leader in 3-pointers, had a miserable shooting night, going 5 of 21 from long range and 33 percent from the floor overall. Two of the 3-pointers came in the final minute, when Chris Allen and Chris Babb connected to pull Iowa State within 58-55 before free throws by Brown and a layup by Kabongo ended the rally.

Royce White led the Cyclones (14-6, 4-3) with 15 points.