Allen’s free throws in final seconds lift Texas past Iowa State
Freshman center Jarrett Allen came up big Tuesday, scoring 17 points and falling one rebound short of a double-double in the Texas men's basketball team's 67-65 victory over Iowa State (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
By Steve Habel, Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas — There was nothing pretty about the Texas men's basketball team's free-throw shooting Tuesday against Iowa State, as the Longhorns missed nine of their 25 shots from the charity stripe heading into the final seconds.
So how can the suddenly calm-as-a-cucumber demeanor of freshman center Jarrett Allen when he went to the line to shoot what ended up being the deciding points with seven seconds to play in Texas’ 67-65 victory over the Cyclones in Big 12 Conference play at the Frank Erwin Center be explained?
“I knew I could do it and I had to relax," Allen said after the win, Texas’ third in a row at home on its final possession. "I didn’t want to let my teammates down.”
Allen scored 17 points and pulled