Men’s basketball’s rally falls short in 69-67 home loss to LSU

26 Jan By
College World Series

Guard Andrew Jones tied his career high with 20 points, but the Texas men's basketball team's rally fell just short in a 69-67 loss to LSU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Redshirt sophomore guard Andrew Jones tied his career high with 20 points, and the Texas men’s basketball team, outscored LSU, 35-27, in the second half, but it was not enough to rally from a 10-point halftime deficit as the Longhorns fell, 69-67, at the Frank Erin Center as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

The loss, UT’s third in a row, dropped the Longhorns’ season record to 12-7, including a 2-4 mark against Big 12 teams. LSU, meanwhile, improved to 15-4 overall and remains 6-0 against teams from the Southeastern Conference.

The loss