AUSTIN, Texas — No. 23 Texas proved why they are the leading scoring defense in the nation holding Iowa State to 41 points while Texas scored 63 for the win and to keep a perfect 17-0 record when keeping teams below 60 points. This was the largest point (14) win over Iowa State since the 2010-11 season.
The first half was relatively even and somewhat slow. Texas scored 25 points to Iowa State’s 23. Marcus Carr sent Texas into the locker room on top after he put away a three pointer with one second left on the clock to give Texas the lead.
Texas shot 25-57 (44%) field goals, 9-23 (3FG%), 4-8 (50%) free throws and they kept their turnovers relatively low with 12. The biggest stats of the night is Texas scored 24 points on Iowa State’s turnovers, 18 team assists, 8 blocks and 22 bench points.
Christian Bishop dunk sequence - photos by Don Bender / Horns Illustrated.
In the second half, Texas held Iowa State to 18 points while they scored 38, 10-25 (40%) on field goals, 3-9 (33%) three-pointers and 2-6 (33%) of their free throws. The three high scorers were Marcus Carr with 14 points, Andrew Jones with 14 points, and Christian Bishop with 10 points.
Texas now has a record of 547-141 all-time in the Frank Erwin Center. The first words our of coach Beards mouth at the postgame press conference was to thank the fans, students, and season ticket holders.
"Yeah appreciative of the crowd again tonight. Year one building this thing. It's exciting to kind of think about where it's gonna start and where it's gonna go quickly and just very appreciative of the people that come out and spend their time and money to watch our team play".
Coach Chris Beard during postgame press conference
Texas has one day to prepare for the next game with No. 9 Kansas on Feb. 7 (Mon) at 8 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. Get tickets here.
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