AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dexter Cambridge scored 25 and Joey Wright added 21, as No. 23 Texas pounded Loyola, 112-68, last night in the opening round of the Longhorn Classic.
Loyola will play the loser of the other first-round game between Sam Houston State and Texas-Pan American for the tournament consolation tonight.
Texas (2-2) has won 11 of 12 games in its tournament, losing only to Utah State in 1987 finals.
Loyola (2-4) led 18-10 as the Greyhounds held Wright, Texas' scoring leader at 25.3 per game, in check early. But Cambridge, a highly touted 6-foot-7 junior college transfer, came off the bench to score 14 points and another reserve, guard Teyon McCoy, who transferred from the University of Maryland, had 10 as the Longhorns led 44-31 at halftime.
Cambridge was 9-for-10 from the field and played just 18 minutes.
Wright had just one point in the first half, but Texas' pressure defense forced 19 steals and the game opened up in the second half.
Loyola's Kevin Green, the Greyhounds' scoring leader at 24.8 per game, had only five points in the first half and finished with 16. Kevin Anderson added 20 points and was 4-for-5 from three-point range.