Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79 – Game Notes

Jericho Sims dunks it (Will Gallagher/IT)

Jericho Sims dunks it (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79 (OT)

March 3, 2018
Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas)
Attendance: 11,364 (via Texas officials)

Texas (#7) will face Iowa State (#10) on Wednesday, at 8:30pm in the Big 12 Tournament. The winner takes on Texas Tech (#2) on Thursday.

Team Notes

·Texas recorded its fourth consecutive home Big 12 Conference win against an AP Top 20 opponent. UT has defeated No. 16 TCU, No. 8 Texas Tech, No. 12 Oklahoma and No. 20 West Virginia.

·Texas improved to 5-6 against AP Top 25 opponents this year.

·The Longhorns improved to 9-8 all-time against WVU in the series between the two schools.

·UT played its seventh overtime contest of the season, including its fifth OT game in Big 12 Conference play. The seven OT games are the most in a season in UT history (previous: 6 in 2012-13). The five Big 12 Conference OT contests are tied for the most in a year in school history (also played five Big 12 OT games in 2012-13).

·Texas improved to 3-4 this year in overtime games, including a 3-2 mark in Big 12 Conference overtime contests.

·Texas improved to 500-123 all-time in games at the Erwin Center. Texas improved to 228-40 at the Erwin Center in the last 16 seasons (dating to the start of the 2002-03 season). UT is 37-14 at home during the Shaka Smart era (13-4 this season).

·UT set a team season high in 3-point FG percentage (.579, 11-19) – previous mark was 50.0 at TCU on Feb. 10 (10-20).

·The Longhorns recorded their second-highest FG percentage effort of the year (.569, 29-51). UT hit 57.6-percent (34-59) against Florida A&M (Nov. 29).

·Texas converted 60.9% (14-23) from the floor, including 58.3% (7-12) from 3-point range, in the first half.

·Three Longhorns set or tied career highs in scoring (Matt Coleman, Kerwin Roach II and Jericho Sims) during the win.

Mohamed Bamba

·Did not play (sprained left toe) for the second consecutive game

Matt Coleman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Matt Coleman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Matt Coleman

·Tied his career high in scoring (22 points) – also had 22 vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 3)

·Set a career high in field goals made (9-14) – previous: 8 vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 3)

·Topped the 20-point mark for the second time this season (31 games)

·Reached double figures in scoring for the 14th time this season

Jase Febres

·Set a career high in rebounds (5) – previous high: 4, three times

Dylan Osetkowski

·Reached double figures in scoring (15 points) for the 24th time this season (31 games)

Kerwin Roach II

·Tied his career high in scoring (22 points) – also had 22 twice previously

·Topped the 20-point mark for the fourth time this year (29 games) and sixth time in his career (94 games)

·Reached double figures in scoring for the 19th time this year and 45th time in his career

·Tied his career high in assists (8) for the second straight game

·Set a career high in blocked shots (2) – previous high: 1, 21 times

Jericho Sims

·Set a career high in scoring (17 points) – previous: 14 vs. TCU on Jan. 11

·Reached double figures in scoring for the third straight game and fourth time this season (31 games)

·Set his career high in free throws made (5-8) – previous: 3, four times

·Tied his career high in field goals made (6-7) for the second straight game

·His 8 rebounds were one shy of his season high (9 at Oklahoma State on Jan. 13)