Ramey, Brown lead No. 11 Texas past Sam Houston State 79-63

Texas guard Courtney Ramey (3) drives the ball against Sam Houston State guard Zach Nutall (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

By MARK ROSNER

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Courtney Ramey and Greg Brown scored 17 points apiece as No. 11 Texas beat Sam Houston State 79-63 on Wednesday night. Ramey also had six assists. Brown, a freshman, grabbed 10 rebounds, made two steals and blocked two shots. Ramey, a junior, matched his career best with five 3-pointers. He made his fifth with 16 minutes remaining but only attempted two more. He also hit five 3s in a game twice as a freshman, when he shot 38.6% from behind the arc. Last season he slipped to 31%. Andrew Jones added 13 points for Texas. Zach Nutall led Sam Houston State with 23 points.