The University of Texas Men's Basketball team defeated West Virginia, 88-71, at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday night to improve to 9-3 in the Big 12 Conference.
Javan Felix led the Longhorns with 18 points and four other Longhorn players scored double-digit points. Cam Ridley finished with 17 points and added three blocks on defense. Isaiah Taylor added 14 points, while Jonathan Holmes and Demarcus Holland each added 11 points.
The win over the Mountaineers improves Texas' overall record to 20-5 and continues to help the Longhorns build up their resume for the NCAA Tournament. Last season the Longhorns finished 16-18 and missed the tournament for the first time in 15 years.
The Longhorns will travel to Ames, Iowa on Tuesday to play Iowa State in their next Big 12 matchup. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 2, with tipoff scheduled for 6 p.m. Central.
The Texas Longhorn Women's Basketball team lost their first Big 12 home game of the season against the No. 7 Baylor Bears on Sunday 72-56. Nneka Enemkpali scored a team-high 10 points for the Longhorns and barely missed a double-double with nine rebounds.
The Longhorns struggled to take care of the ball and finished the game with 26 turnovers. The loss moves the Longhorns Big 12 Conference record to 8-5, while their overall record moves to 17-8.
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The Longhorns will be in Norman, Okla. on Wednesday to face the Sooners. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net at 6:30 p.m. Central.
The Texas Longhorn Baseball team opened their season in California on Friday in a series against the California Golden Bears. The Longhorns and Golden Bears split the series with two games each. The Longhorns lost their first two games, 0-7 and 1-2, but came back in the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday to win 6-2 and then shutout Cal on Sunday, 5-0.
Nathan Thornhill tossed eight scoreless innings against Cal on Sunday afternoon. Mark Payton finished with 2 RBIs and Zane Gurwitz hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning to lead the Longhorns to victory.
The Longhorns return to Austin on Tuesday in their home opener against Texas A&M Corpus Christi. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central.
The Texas Softball team hosted No. 7 Kentucky, IPFW, and Louisiana Tech over the weekend in a tournament called the Texas Classic at McCombs Field. The Longhorns lost their first two tournament games to Kentucky and IPFW, but came back to beat Louisiana Tech and IPFW on Saturday. The Longhorns then fell to No. 7 Kentucky in a close game 6-5 on Sunday.