AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- Daniel Gibson helped Texas avenge its lone home loss in three years.
Gibson scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds as No. 11 Texas snapped a four-game losing streak to Big 12 Conference rival No. 5 Oklahoma State, 75-61.
Texas (14-3, 3-1 Big 12) has won 40 of its last 41 home games dating to 2002. The only loss came to Oklahoma State last season, 72-67, on January 24.
"The atmosphere was unbelievable tonight," Texas forward P.J. Tucker said. "I looked into the stands after the warmup and there were just so many people. It definitely helped us."
Gibson scored 12 of his 17 first-half points in the final 7:30 as the Longhorns took control with a 20-6 run to close the period. The spurt gave Texas a 39-27 halftime lead lead.
"We had a great team effort from the very beginning," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "Once we got aggressive it made all the difference. For the first time we got the building atmosphere we wanted. The crowd was huge tonight."
Joey Graham, the conference's leading scorer, hit consecutive jumpers to open the second half as Oklahoma State (13-2, 3-1) went on a 10-0 spurt to draw within 39-37 with 14 minutes to play.
But foul trouble halted the Cowboys' rally as starters Terrence Crawford and Graham both fouled out by the 8:23 mark. Gibson and Tucker combined for 15 points down the stretch as the Longhorns pulled away.
"Coach Barnes always tells us we need to play all 40 minutes of each game, no matter what the score is," Gibson said. "I just keep playing my game and never stop."
With Gibson causing problem's for Oklahoma State's defense, reserve Kenton Paulino hit two big 3-pointers in the second half to preserve the lead.
"They guarded Daniel very closely and that helped me get open to make shots," Paulino said. "They focused on stopping him, and that gave me room to get open. When they doubled up on him, I didn't hesitate and took the shots."
Tucker scored all 15 of his points in the second half for the Longhorns in what may be his final game of the season. Numerous reports out of Texas have said that Tucker will be declared academically ineligible for the second semester, which starts Tuesday.
The Longhorns were without freshman starter LaMarcus Aldridge, who injured his left hip in Saturday's 63-53 victory over Nebraska.
Ivan McFarlin scored 19 points and John Lucas added 14 for Oklahoma State, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.