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Allen’s double-double not enough to lift men’s basketball at Oklahoma State

Freshman Jarrett Allen picked up his ninth double-double of the year with 18 points and 10 rebounds, but the Texas men's basketball team still fell Saturday at Oklahoma State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

STILLWATER, Okla. — Freshman forward Jarrett Allen scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the year, but the rest of the Texas men’s basketball team shot just 40 percent from the floor, and the Longhorns fell, 84-71, at Oklahoma State.

Allen’s 18 points marked the 18th time this season and 11th in Big 12 games that he has scored at least 10 points in his debut season. Saturday was the 10th time and sixth time in against conference opponents that he had double-digit rebounds.

Guards Andrew Jones and Kerwin Roach, Jr., added 16 and 13 points, respectively, but