Well, it was a win. And Ridley was special. Otherwise, that was a game everybody involved with the Longhorns is going to want to forget (or, at least, only fuzzily remember) after a 67-55 win over Appalachian State from the Drum on Tuesday.
Texas basketball looks to consolidate their last thousandth of a second win versus North Carolina by welcoming Appalachian State (2-6) to the Drum on Tuesday evening. The Mountaineers, coached by Jim Fox, have lost three games in a row - and six of seven - as they limp into Austin. While technically a “trap game” this one likely remains such in name only.
Texas gets ready to play their third game in three days tonight as the face off against the Michigan Wolverines at 6:00 in the Bahamas. Longhorn fans may remember the second round blowout Texas suffered at the hands of the Wolverines two years ago but rest assured, UT faithful, this is not that Michigan team.
For the Longhorns, it’s another chance to get their season back on track after narrowly losing to the Cyclones after a ferocious comeback in Ames. For ISU, it’s a chance for them to break their losing streak in Austin which dates back to 2005.
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