Texas 56, Sam Houston St. 40

Alexis Wangmene scored 13 points, providing the key baskets

late, as Texas shook off a terrible shooting night to beat Sam

Houston State 56-40 on Saturday.

Jonathon Holmes scored 14 points and Sheldon McClellan added 12

for Texas (3-2), which had four players score in double figures to

snap a two-game losing skid.

The Longhorns, who lost all five starters from last season and

have just nine recruited scholarship players, shot 32 percent.

Texas didn’t build a comfortable lead until a McClellan dunk and a

tip-in by Wangmene put the Longhorns ahead 45-35 with just under 4

minutes to play.

Konner Tucker and Darius Gatson each scored 10 points for the

Bearkats, (1-5) who have lost five in a row.