The Texas Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies advanced to the semifinal round of the 2011 Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night and will face each other on Friday night.
The Longhorns cruised to a 20-point victory, 74-54, over the Oklahoma Sooners, who had beaten a Baylor team missing Perry Jones III the previous night. Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson led the way with double-doubles. The former had 22 points and 10 rebounds while the latter added 13 points and 11 boards. J'Covan Brown scored 11 of Texas' 23 bench points. Oklahoma on the other hand had only 10 points. Cade Davis led the Sooners with 17 points.
Texas A&M had no trouble with the Missouri Tigers in the last game of the night, winning 86-71. B.J. Holmes and David Loubeau led the Aggies with 20 points each. Holmes made four treys. Marcus Denmon's 22 points (3-of-5 on threes) was one of three double-digit performances for Tigers.
The Aggies and the Longhorns play the late game on Friday, and the winner takes on the Kansas-Colorado victor.
The remaining Big 12 Tournament schedule:
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Kansas vs. Colorado, 7, ESPN3
Texas vs. Texas A&M, 9:30, ESPN3
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN