17 Feb

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Men’s basketball completes season sweep of West Virginia, 85-78

Guard Isaiah Taylor (1) scored a game-high 23 points as Texas beat West Virginia for the second time this season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Guard Isaiah Taylor (1) scored a game-high 23 points as Texas beat West Virginia for the second time this season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — When the University of Texas men's basketball team needed a lift Tuesday against 10th-ranked West Virginia, it was freshman guard Eric Davis, Jr. — an unlikely source given his recent contributions — who answered the call.

Davis canned all four of his three-point shots in a six-minute stretch of the first half on the way to scoring 15 points — all before halftime —and the Longhorns survived a final parry from the Mountaineers to post a crucial 85-78 win.

Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor

 

 

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .