By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas – Guard Kerwin Roach II wasn’t supposed to play Wednesday against Texas Tech because of the continued rehabilitation of his injured left hand but was cleared for action right before tipoff and was one of the deciding factors in the Longhorns’ 66-58 upset victory over No. 8 Texas Tech at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Roach jumped from the pregame injured list to the top of the stat sheet, scoring 20 points off the bench and adding a toughness on defense that the Longhorns have needed — but have not had — over the past three games.
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