AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Brandon Mouton scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and James Thomas added 13 and 15 rebounds as fifth-ranked Texas rolled to an 81-55 rout of state rival Stephen F. Austin.
Mouton tallied 11 points in the first half as the Longhorns (2-0) improved to 82-15 all-time in home openers.
"It's nice having the home opener out of the way," Mouton said. "Seeing all of the fans here for this game really gets us excited for the rest of the season at home."
Freshman Brad Buckman had 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Point guard T.J. Ford chipped in nine and 10 assists after kicking off the season with a 22-point, eight-assist effort against Georgia last week.
"It was a great effort tonight from the team in terms of intensity," Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said.
Percy Green scored 14 points and reserve Antonio Burks added 10 as the Lumberjacks (0-1) dropped their sixth straight non-conference road game.
"It came down to rebounding as they had 25 offensive boards to our 10," Lumberjacks coach Danny Kaspar said. "They have a very good team - well-coached and great athleticism."
Mouton and fellow junior Royal Ivey each scored five points in the opening 10 minutes. Ivey converted a pair of free throws as Texas jumped out to a 21-9 lead midway through the first half.
Green hit a jumper with 3:40 to go to pull Stephen F. Austin within 31-25.
But the Longhorns closed the period on an 11-4 run. Ford nailed a 3-pointer with a second left to give Texas a 42-29 advantage entering the locker room.
"The difference with this year's team is our bench depth," Ford said. "We just relaxed and focused on the game plan."
The Longhorns never were threatened during the final 20 minutes. Ford and reserve forward Deginald Erskin put home dunks on consecutive possession to give Texas its biggest lead, 72-40 with 8:13 to play, and raise its all-time mark against Stephen F. Austin to 5-0.
Texas improved to 32-2 against state opponents since Barnes took charge to start the 1998-99 campaign.