National Basketball Association
Texas 65, Louisiana Monroe 55
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, November 12, 2018
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
# Patrick Adams, # Bert Smith, # Doug Sirmons
Kerwin Roach II scored 13 points and Dylan Osetkowski added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Texas shrugged off a ragged first half to post a 65-55 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Monday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
The game was tied at 43 with 12:37 to play before the Longhorns finally found its stride, using seven straight points from Elijah Mitrou-Long and a change to from man-to-man, pressing defense to a zone to forge a 16-0 run and a 59-43 lead with 6:26 remaining.
Jaxson Hayes added 11 points and three blocked shots for the Longhorns (3-0) while Mitrou-Long contributed 9 points, all in a five-minute stretch of Texas' big second-half run. The Longhorns owned a 34-26 edge in points in the paint and an 11-4 advantage in fast-break points.
Michael Ertel led the Warhawks (3-1) with 16 points -- 12 of which came in the second half, while Travis Munnings added 15 points and 8 rebounds, and JD Williams hit for 10 for Louisiana-Monroe.
Texas led by as many as seven points, at 18-11, after a 3-pointer by Jase Febres with 9:15 to play in the first half. Louisiana-Monroe then scored the next 11 points to roar past the Longhorns and go up 22-18 with 4:33 left.
Hayes' dunk a minute and a half later tied the game at 24, and the Longhorns took a 30-29 lead into intermission despite a 5:26 stretch without a field goal and 34 percent shooting from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.
Osetkowksi led the Longhorns with 7 points in the half, while Munnings poured in 15 points in the first half for the Warhawks, including a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to keep the game close.
Louisiana-Monroe jumps from the flying pan into the fire, traveling to No. 11 Michigan State on Wednesday. Texas returns to the court on Friday when it hosts The Citadel.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Michael Ertel 16
Kerwin Roach II 13
Brandon Newman 2
Kerwin Roach II 6
Andre Washington 10
Dylan Osetkowski 10
Andre Washington 3
||Free Throws Made
Dylan Osetkowski 3
Michael Ertel 1
Matt Coleman III 2
Tyree White 1
Jaxson Hayes 3
Team Stats Summary