11 Jan

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Jones’ illness inspires Texas basketball; Longhorns top No. 16 TCU in double overtime

Three Texas basketball players turned in career-best performances to help lead the Longhorns past No. 16 TCU in double overtime, but the focus of the night was guard Andrew Jones, who has been diagnosed with leukemia (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — This was a game that Texas was not going to lose. But for a while in each of two overtime periods, it looked like the Longhorns might fall.

Then Dylan Osetkowski happened, and Eric Davis, Jr., happened, and Matt Coleman happened for the Longhorns ... and — although he was not in the building — Andrew Jones might have happened.

Freshman forward Jericho Sims scored 14 points, including the game-winning free throw

 

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 .