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Osetkowski scores 25 to lead Longhorns to win in Ames

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AMES, Iowa -- Dylan Osetkowski scored a career-high 25 points with seven 3-pointers -- including the go-ahead bucket with 33.5 seconds left in overtime -- and Texas beat Iowa State 74-70 on Monday night to improve to 3-0 on the road.

Mohamed Bamba had 10 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks for the Longhorns (10-4, 1-1 Big 12), who have also beaten Virginia Commonwealth and Alabama away from Austin.

Bamba blocked Cameron Lard under the basket with two minutes left in overtime, and Matt Coleman beat Nick Weiler-Babb off the dribble and got a reverse layup under Lard to put Texas ahead 67-63 with 1:41 to go.

Iowa State responded though, as Lard and Jackson scored in the paint to tie it at 67.

But as he had all night, Osetkowski pulled up from the elbow and calmly put Texas ahead by 3. Bamba redirected a Donovan Jackson floater, and Coleman iced it at the line.

Jackson scored 24 points to lead Iowa State (9-4, 0-2), which is off to its first 0-2 start in league play since 2010-11.

No. 6 West Virginia 77, Kansas State 69

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Teddy Allen scored 22 points, Lamont West added 19 and sixth-ranked West Virginia beat pesky Kansas State to push the Mountaineers' winning streak to 13 games.

James Bolden and Daxter Miles Jr. added 10 points apiece for the Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who have not lost since their season opener against Texas A&M in Germany.

West Virginia was clinging to a 65-61 lead down the stretch when Allen went to work, slicing down the lane and picking up fouls. He kept knocking down the free throws, scoring eight points in the closing minutes while helping the Mountaineers to their first win on New Year's Day.

West Virginia had lost its previous four games on Jan. 1.

The Wildcats (11-3, 1-1) were led by Xavier Sneed with 20 points and Dean Wade with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but the duo couldn't compensate for miserable performances by guards Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes.

Alabama A&M 71, Grambling 64

GRAMBLING, La. -- De'Ederick Petty scored 18 points and Alabama A&M beat Grambling for the Bulldogs' first victory.

Marcus Merriweather added 12 points for the Bulldogs (1-13), who won the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener and snapped a 16-game losing streak dating to last season. The Bulldogs shot 47 percent and made seven of 17 from 3-point range.

Grambling opened the second half with a 12-0 run to get within a point, 36-35, before Alabama A&M pulled away to an 11-point edge. The Tigers cut the lead to 69-64 with 44 seconds left but missed their final five shots.

Merriweather's 3-pointer snapped a tie at 14:23 of the first half, and the Bulldogs built a 17-point lead before the Tigers (4-10) trimmed it to 36-23 at the break.

Grambling's Shirmane Thomas scored 19 points, making all nine of his free throws.