26 Jan

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

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