Former Longhorn Gibbs hits key free throws to lead Connecticut past UT, 71-66
By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas — On a night when former Texas players LaMarcus Aldridge (now with the San Antonio Spurs) and P.J. Tucker (Phoenix Suns) watched from the crowd at the Frank Erwin Center, it was former UT guard Sterling Gibbs — who transferred from the 40 Acres after his freshman year to Seton Hall and then to Connecticut as a graduate student — who did the most damage against his former team.
Freshman Texas guard Tevin Mack scored a season-high 20 points and junior point guard Isaiah Taylor racked up 19, but it wasn’t enough as Connecticut got a series of clutch free throws down the stretch to beat the Longhorns, 71-66, Tuesday to end the Longhorns’ six-game win streak.
After trailing 63-55 with 3:20 remaining, the Longhorns [article-offer]