How No. 20/20 Texas Men’s Basketball gets stopped by No. 10/10 Baylor, 80-63

Texas vs Baylor Final 80-63
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WACO, Texas — Baylor turned the table on Texas by applying the kind of defense Texas usually shows other teams, plus Texas’ shots would not drop. Texas shot 20-63 32.8%, a season low, field goals to Baylor’s 26-52 50%. That was the main difference in the game giving Baylor the win 80-63.

Texas hit 17-23 74% free throws to Baylor’s 22-27 81%, plus Baylor had 42, a season high, total rebounds 29 defensive, 13 offensive to Texas’ 32 rebounds 17 defensive, 15 offensive.

Both teams had relatively low turnovers Texas 10 and Baylor 12 with Texas scoring 12 points off those turnovers to Baylor scoring nine. Baylor also blocked seven of Texas’ shots while Texas only blocked one on Baylor.

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Another factor was the complete shutdown of Tre Mitchell, who averages 8.7 points per game and scored 17 against Kansas on Monday. Mitchell was one point away from his 1,000th point in his college career, played 16 minutes, and was scoreless up until the final 15 seconds of the game when he scored the final two points for Texas giving him 1001 points.

Andrew Jones was the team's high scorer with 11 points while hitting 3-of-6 three pointers, and the only Texas player in double digits.

These seniors, Timmy Allen, Christian Bishop, who fouled out, Marcus Carr, Courtney Ramey, and Jase Febres, who played a season high 21 minutes, each scored only eight points.

Texas faces Oklahoma Feb 15 (TUE) at 6 p.m. in Norman that will be televised on ESPN2. With only three games left in the Frank Erwin Center, Texas hosts Texas Tech on Feb 19 (SAT) at 11:30 a.m.

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