Jase Febres’ junior season ended on February 8th, 2020 when the Texas guard suffered an injury versus Texas Tech. He would require surgery to repair a microfracture in his left knee, beginning a long and arduous recovery process. His 2020-21 debut game against Kansas State saw him on the floor for 22 minutes. One month later, Febres didn’t total 22 minutes across three games versus TCU, West Virginia, and Kansas.
After battling through COVID issues and a difficult stretch of games, Texas found winning ways in recent contests at Kansas State and versus TCU. The Longhorns’ 70-55 win on Saturday over the Horned Frogs had senior guard Matt Coleman believing it was the best game the Longhorns had played in over a month.
Texas is 13-19 in the month of February since 2017 under head coach Shaka Smart. That includes a 5-4 mark at the end of the 2019-20 season beginning with four straight losses and ending with a five-game win streak.
Texas may have played its worst game of the 2021-22 season. Somehow, it extended past the typical 40 minutes into double overtime. And somehow, Texas still had a chance to overcome the abysmal first 20 minutes thanks to erratic second halves from both teams.