AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- P.J. Tucker scored 15 points and James
Thomas added 13 in No. 11 Texas' 94-59 victory over Centenary on
Texas (3-0) led 42-33 at the half, and Thomas scored six
straight points to open the second half and start a 25-9 run.The Longhorns' narrow lead at halftime and shot selection didn't
sit well with coach Rick Barnes."I thought we settled early," he said. "We took some bad
shots early and allowed them to get some easy run-outs."Rickey Evans led Centenary (1-2) with 17 points, but no other
player scored in double figures. Centenary shot just 34 percent in
the second half (11-of-32)."I just don't think we came out focused early, myself
included," Thomas said. "We changed that."Brandon Mouton recovered from a 1-for-7 start to finish with 10
points for the Longhorns. Royal Ivey added 10 points, including two
3-pointers, and had five of Texas' 11 steals."I don't think the team that played in the first half was a
typical Texas team," he said.Brad Buckman finished with nine points and nine rebounds for
Texas, which outrebounded Centenary 44-34."Texas is just good," Centenary coach Kevin Johnson said.
"They broke through what we tried to do."The Longhorns were 13-of-22 from the free-throw line. Centenary
only made it to the line five times, but made four of the shots.