03 Mar

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Texas’ ticket to the tournament remains in range

The Texas men's basketball team has two more regular season games left before the Big 12 Championship tournament begins March 11 (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

AUSTIN, Texas — A ticket to the NCAA tournament remains in grasp for the Longhorn men’s basketball team.

With a win over visiting Iowa State, Texas still hangs on to hope to make it to the NCAA Tournament later this month, and the Longhorns still have a chance to punch their way into March Madness by winning the Big 12 Tournament.

Sophomore Jase Febres continued his impressive campaign with 26 points and freshman Courtney Ramey added 18 points in an 86-69 win Saturday over the Cyclones. Elijah Mitrou-Long and Dylan Osetkowski each had 13 points, as well.

Texas (16-13 overall, 8-8 Big 12) knocked down a staggering 15-of-25 3-pointers in the win, led by Febres’ eight makes.

Point guard Matt Coleman III paced the 'Horns and moved the offense ahead with a season-high 10 assists, and only one turnover.

The tests keep coming for Texas, as the squad has a chance to make an impression again when the Longhorns travel to take on No. 11 Texas Tech (24-5, 12-4 in the Big 12) Monday evening at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN.