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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

 

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .