24 Feb

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Texas men’s basketball hosts West Virginia, visits Texas Tech

The Texas men's basketball team will take on two of the best freshmen in the Big 12 this week in West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe and Texas Tech guard Jahmi’us Ramsey (photos courtesy of wvusports.com and texastech.com / graphic by Horns Illustrated).

By Riley Zayas

On a Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kansas, the Texas men’s basketball team proved that it can bring its best home or away, and most importantly, that the boat with its chances to make the NCAA tournament, has not yet sailed. The Longhorns defeated Kansas State, 70-59, for their second win of the week, and gained a lot of confidence along with it.

“Our guys have really taken ownership of what we’ve asked them to do,” Texas head coach Shaka Smart said after the win. “Today we asked them to play with grit. It’s hard to come in here and win without a level of grit to you.”

That grit helped the Longhorns