11 Jan

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Texas men’s basketball hosts Kansas State, eyes first Big 12 win

Sophomore guard Courtney Ramey (3) said the Texas men's basketball team relied too heavily on three-point shooting in Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma, and needs to route more of the offense through forward Jericho Sims (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Colby Gordon

AUSTIN, Texas — During their weekly session with the media Friday, Texas players dismissed the suggestion that Saturday’s home game against Kansas State is a “must-win,” but with the possibility of dropping to 0-3 in Big 12 play, it’s about as big a contest as the third game of the conference season can present.

“Every game is a must-win,” sophomore forward Kamaka Hepa said. “Coming off two conference losses does make it more important, but (in) every game we want to go in and win. That’s the same mindset we have going in vs. K-State.”

After dropping Wednesday’s home game to Oklahoma,