Longhorn Men's Basketball

Texas Bounces Back with a Big Conference Win Against Iowa State

Texas Bounces Back with a Big Conference Win Against Iowa State

After the Longhorns suffered their worst loss in Shaka Smart’s three-year coaching tenure, Texas was in desperate need of a spark. In a must-win game, Texas upended Iowa State in a 73-57 win at the Erwin Center on Monday night.

Freshman forward Mohamed Bamba led the team with a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, his ninth double-double of the season, while junior guard Kerwin Roach added 22 points, including 4-5 from three.

The Longhorns jumped out to a fast start, taking a 15-point lead early in the first half. A couple of quick three-pointers from Roach and a nice alley-oop to Osetkowski helped Texas start off on the right note. The Cyclones made a late push, cutting it to a 38-29 game going into the half.

The second half saw more of the same, as the Longhorns continued their solid shooting night to push their lead to as high as 16 and take home the win. Texas shot 42.9% from the field including 40% from beyond the arc, eclipsing its 34% shooting effort against West Virginia.

Texas improved to 4-4 in Big 12 play and 13-7 overall with the win tonight. This puts the Longhorns right in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 and three games out of the top spot.

 

Written by: Keshav Prathivadi

 

Trey Elling

January 23rd, 2018

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