Longhorn Men's Basketball

Texas Get Big Win Off Kerwin Roach Clutch Lay-Up

Texas Get Big Win Off Kerwin Roach Clutch Lay-Up

A great individual effort by Kerwin Roach on the final possession of the game was enough to give the Texas Longhorns (17-12, 7-9 Big 12) a 65-64 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys (16-13, 6-10). Roach breezed by two Cowboy defenders to make a layup to give the Longhorns a win.
Texas was short handed throughout the game as Eric Davis Jr., who was named in a Yahoo Sports report listing that he received money from an agent, was held out of the game for “precautionary reasons” in a statement by Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte. In addition, Mohamed Bamba was held out of the second half due to a left toe injury.

Jericho Sims and Jacob Young stepped in to fill the holes, and helped erase a 10-point second half deficit, with Sims scoring 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Young with 12 points, hitting two threes.

Jeffrey Carrol, a Texas native, led Oklahoma State with 19 points shooting 7-13 from the field.

Three Takeaways
1) Texas entered Saturday listed as being in the first four out according to ESPN. The Longhorns will have a great chance to improve on that standing with Kansas and West Virginia left in the regular season.

2) Texas looked dead halfway through the second half as Oklahoma State went on a 20-2 run. Major props to these players to comeback down 10, especially with their best player, Bamba, unable to play. Maybe look at how this team will look next year if Bamba heads to the NBA.

3)The offensive struggles continued for Texas as the team failed to score the first 5 minutes of the game and started 1-10 shooting. With a trip looming to Allen Field House, Texas must find a way to start faster in Lawrence.

Up Next: As mentioned Texas travels to Kansas for a battle with the #8 Kansas Jayhawks(22-6, 11-4 Big 12). Kansas may have already clinched their 14th consecutive Big 12 regular season basketball title depending if they beat Texas Tech Saturday. Kansas beat Texas 92-86 earlier this year in Austin. Texas will play at Kansas Monday February 26th 8 pm CT on ESPN and can be heard on The Horn 104.9FM.

adam wagner

February 24th, 2018

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