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Febres nets 23 to lead Texas past K-State in Big 12 opener

Jase Febres poured in 23 points to lead Texas to a resounding 67-47 win at Kansas State Wednesday to open up Big 12 play (Photo courtesy of Texas Spots).

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Jase Febres career-high 23 points boosted the Texas Men’s Basketball team past host Kansas State 67-47 Wednesday night.

Febres poured in seven 3-pointers while shooting 8-for-10 overall for the Longhorns in their Big 12 Conference play opener.

“The team was playing fantastic, had a whole bunch of shots going in the net, rebounded the ball very well,” Febres said following the game.

Jaxson Hayes added nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks while Kerwin Roach II pitched in with 10 points, four assists and three boards.

Jaxson Hayes has been a force in the paint for Texas (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

Texas held a 25-17 lead late in the first half but the Wildcats came back to make it 25-22 at the break. Febres lit it up after halftime with 15 of his 23 points.

Kansas State took a narrow 35-34 lead with 11:23 left to play in the contest before the ‘Horns went on a 14-3 run to go ahead 45-38. The Longhorns kept it up, getting ahead 57-41 with just over three minutes left in the game and closed it out strong for the 20-point win.

Texas will now host West Virginia at the Erwin Center Saturday at 8 p.m. looking to keep their winning streak going.