17 Dec



Osetkowski, Bamba lead Texas men’s basketball past Louisiana Tech, 75-60

Freshman Mohamed Bamba scored 14 points, pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and blocked a game-high five shots as the Texas men's basketball team pulled away from Louisiana Tech, 75-60 (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s hard to miss Texas center Mohamed Bamba. He is 6-foot-11 and has a 7-foot-9 wingspan, after all, but for most of Saturday’s game against Louisiana Tech, the Longhorns’ prize freshman was a non-factor because he was sitting on the bench with foul trouble.

But once Bamba threw caution to the wind at the end of the game when he was needed the most, the Longhorns flourished.

Dylan Osetkowski scored 22 points and Bamba added

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 .