11 Feb

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Texas men’s basketball drops defensive struggle, 52-45, to top-ranked Baylor

Forward Jericho Sims scored 9 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds in the Texas men's basketball team's 52-45 home loss to top-ranked Baylor (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Guards Matt Coleman and Andrew Jones scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, and the Texas men’s basketball team held top-ranked Baylor to 34 percent shooting, but the Longhorns fell, 52-45, to the Bears Monday at the Frank Erwin Center.

The victory boosted Baylor’s record to 22-1 overall and a perfect 11-0 in Big 12 games, while UT fell to 14-10 overall and 4-7 in conference games.

Texas head coach Shaka Smart said