22 Jan



Mohamed Bamba’s double-double paces Texas basketball, which tops Iowa State, 73-57

Freshman Mohamed Bamba set a new career high with 24 points on a sizzling 9-of-11 shooting night to help lead the Texas men's basketball team knock off Iowa State, 73-57, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Freshman Mohamed Bamba has been a force in the paint for Texas this season but he also was great from everywhere else Monday as Texas rolled to a 73-57 win over Iowa State in a crucial Big 12 Conference contest at the Frank Erwin Center.

Bamba scored a career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including 2-for-2 from three-point range, and connected on all four attempts from the free throw line. He also pulled down 12 rebounds for good measure to garner his ninth double-double of the season.

“My goal is to keep coming at them,” Bamba said. “Coming off the game


The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .