NCAA Tournament

Texas beats Iowa State, will play Baylor next

How many times will Baylor's Quincy Acy dunk Thursday night?

If it's fewer than 10, Texas will have played better defense against the Bears than it did last Saturday.

The Longhorns get another crack at Baylor in Thursday's Big 12 tournament quarterfinal after beating Iowa State 82-75 on Wednesday night at the Sprint Center.

Baylor left an imprint with a 15-point victory and Texas seeks its first victory over the Bears in three attempts this season.

Wednesday's triumph over Iowa State was decided when the Longhorns answered a Cyclones burst with one of their own.

Iowa State's 7-0 run closed the gap to 60-59 and brought the partisan Cyclones crowd to life. But Texas responded with an 11-0 run that started with a Damion James three-pointer. James was the most active player on the floor with 28 points and 16 rebounds.

The Cyclones spent the rest of the half getting only one shot per possession with Texas dominating the defensive glass. The Longhorns won the rebound battle for the night 46-34.

Texas dominated front line play. Center Dexter Pittman added 16 points and forward Gary Johnson added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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