National Basketball Association
Texas 59, Texas State 27
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 13, 2014
Where: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
# Joe DeRosa, # Rod Dixon, # Jeb Hartness
No. 9 Texas 59, Texas State 27: Cameron Ridley scored a game-high 14 points and the Longhorns set a modern-era team record for fewest points allowed in a game in routing the visiting Bobcats.
Javan Felix had 10 points, Demarcus Holland scored nine, Myles Turner added eight and Connor
Lammert contributed seven points and 10 rebounds for the Longhorns
(8-1), who bounced back from a loss to top-ranked Kentucky to post their 13th straight home victory. Texas, which bettered the post-1950 program record of 31 points allowed
to SMU in 1952, held Texas State to season lows in scoring and field-goal
percentage (21.6 percent).
Cameron Naylor had eight points and Emani Gant
and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury added six apiece for the Bobcats (5-2), who were
outrebounded 45-21 and saw their three-game win streak come to a halt. Texas State came into the game averaging 69.2 points and shooting 48.4 percent
from the field.
Offense was hard to come by on both ends early as
Texas held an 8-5 lead 10:48 into the contest but the Longhorns started to
solve the Texas State zone and closed out the half with a 16-4 run to take a
24-9 lead into the break. The nine points were also the fewest the Longhorns have
allowed in a half in school history, as the visitors connected on only four of
25 shots in the opening 20 minutes.
Texas squashed any comeback hopes by scoring the
first five and 14 of the first 18 points in the second half to take a 38-13
lead. The Bobcats would get no closer than 23 points the rest of the way.
GAME NOTEBOOK: It was Texas’ 26th straight win against Texas State since a 33-31 loss in 1937. … Turnovers continue to be a problem for the Longhorns, who had 19 against the Bobcats and 41 total over the last two contests. … Texas State assistant coach Terrence Rencher, the Longhorns’
all-time leading scorer with 2,306 points from 1991-95, was honored during a
Top Game Performances
Cameron Naylor 8
Cameron Ridley 14
Victor Bermudez 1
Javan Felix 3
Wesley Davis 3
Connor Lammert 10
Emani Gant 2
||Free Throws Made
Demarcus Holland 3
Kavin Gilder-Tilbury 3
Demarcus Holland 1
Kavin Gilder-Tilbury 1
Prince Ibeh 2
Team Stats Summary