No. 15 Texas Basketball At Kansas State (Feb. 8, 12:45 p.m.)

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Demarcus Holland on D in the corner. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)
Demarcus Holland on D in the corner the last time Texas played KSU. (Photo: Jesse Drohen)

No. 15/18 Texas Men's Basketball (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) begins the second half of the Big 12 Conference season today at Bramlage Coliseum against the Kansas State Wildcats (15-7, 5-4 Big 12). Texas enters the game riding a seven-game win streak that has included victories over four consecutive AP Top 25 opponents in four consecutive games for the first time in school history (No. 8 Iowa State on Jan. 18, No. 22 Kansas State on Jan. 21, at No. 24/23 Baylor on Jan. 25, No. 6 Kansas on Feb. 1). Today's game will be televised regionally on Big 12 Network at 12:45 p.m. Central.

Notes and Quotes

• DOMINATING THE BOARDS
Texas posted a +31 (56-25) rebound margin during Tuesday’s win at TCU. This marked the
fourth-highest single-game rebound margin in school history (since 1961-62), and the largest
rebound margin by the Horns in a Big 12 Conference contest. UT registered as many offensive
rebounds (25) as TCU did total rebounds (25). For the year, UT sports a +7.9 rebound margin
(42.4-34.5) and has outrebounded 17 of its first 22 opponents (15-2 mark in those games).

• DEFENSE WINS
UT held TCU to 32.7% FG shooting (17-of-52), including a 7-of-21 (.333) mark from beyond the
arc, during Tuesday’s win in Fort Worth. The Longhorns have held 14 of their first 22 opponents
to under 40% FG shooting and sport a perfect 14-0 mark in those games.

• DEFENSE WINS
UT held TCU to 32.7% FG shooting (17-of-52), including a 7-of-21 (.333) mark from beyond the
arc, during Tuesday’s win in Fort Worth. The Longhorns have held 14 of their first 22 opponents
to under 40% FG shooting and sport a perfect 14-0 mark in those games.

TEXAS VS. KANSAS STATE
• Saturday’s contest marks the 28th meeting between Texas and
Kansas State. The Wildcats hold a 16-11 lead in the all-time
series which dates back to an 87-60 K-State win in Manhattan
on Dec. 8, 1971. The teams met again in the 1971-72 season at
the NCAA Midwest Regional, resulting in a 66-55 K-State win
in Ames, Iowa (March 16, 1972).
• The Longhorns are 10-10 against K-State in the Rick Barnes
era.
• Texas is 11-11 against KState since the Big 12’s inception in
1996-97.
• The Longhorns won the previous meeting in this season’s
series after Jonathan Holmes sank a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer
at the buzzer for a 67-64 victory over the then-No. 22 Wildcats
(Jan. 21).

(Via Texassports.com)

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