Texas 91, Nicholls State 60

Perhaps everyone was at home watching Georgia Tech erase a 16 point lead against Memphis? In transit for the holiday? Watching the free Toros scrimmage? Next time Texas hooks up with Aussie-heavy Nicholls State, perhaps the Longhorns should give away the canned goods with each free entry?

Though the sacrificial lambs made a game of it for most of the first half, ultimately, A.J. Abrams and Kevin Durant (44 combined points, the latter’s 5th straight game with 20 points or more) were too much to withstand. Texas’ freshman C Dexter Pittman was impressive in limited duty (8 points, 6 rebounds in 12 minutes), and had the pleasure of detailing his recent weight loss after the game to a delighted KVET audience.

Two losses in two nights probably isn’t karmic payback for The General, but excuse me for wishing otherwise.

Not only was Derrick Low (2 points, 3 treys, 9 rebounds) instrumental in Washington State’s 66-60 dispatch of Idaho State, but he accomplished all that without banging any reporters from Fox Sports.