Allen, Jones lead No. 8 Texas past California Baptist
Andrew Jones is a sixth-year senior, however that does not imply he’s rigid.
Jones just lately went to Texas coach Chris Beard and volunteered to relinquish his beginning place within the Longhorn backcourt.
He has flourished in two video games as a sub. Jones had 15 factors and 5 assists as No. 8 Texas defeated California Baptist 68-44 on Wednesday night time, handing the Lancers their first lack of the season.
Jones missed eight of his 9 pictures in his final begin, a win over Northern Colorado on Nov. 17. In two video games off the bench, Jones transformed 10 of 16.
“I need to come off the bench so I can understand the flow of the game,” Jones stated. “This gives me a chance to get a new perspective and get more comfortable understanding my role, understanding when to attack, when not to attack.”
Timmy Allen, a switch from Utah, had 15 factors, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Courtney Ramey and Christian Bishop added 12 factors every for Texas (4-1).
Daniel Akin led California Baptist (5-1) with 9 factors.
The Lancers arrived in Austin averaging 80 factors a recreation and capturing 50% from the sphere, together with 39.6% on 3-pointers. Texas put an finish to that, holding them to 40.5% total and 12.5% from deep. The Longhorns led 35-16 on the half.
California Baptist shot 30% within the first half, lacking on 8 of 9 3-point makes an attempt, whereas limiting its alternatives with 12 turnovers. The Lancers had 11 extra giveaways within the second half.
Reed Nottage, the main scorer for California Baptist coming in with 16 factors per recreation, tried two pictures within the half, lacking each. He completed with three factors, all on free throws.
“Our best defensive game of the year,” Beard stated. “No doubt about it.”
California Baptist: Freshman Taran Armstrong started the sport main the nation in assists with 9.2 per recreation, however he’s not listed atop the NCAA leaders. That’s as a result of California Baptist is within the fourth season of a five-year strategy of reclassifying to Division I from Division II. The Lancers are usually not eligible for postseason competitors or for inclusion in NCAA statistics.
Armstrong, hounded by Texas guard Marcus Carr, had just one help. Carr made three steals.
“Marcus was trying to do one thing tonight — trying to win the game with defense,” Beard stated.
Texas: The Longhorns restricted Houston Baptist, Northern Colorado, San Jose State and California Baptist to fewer than 50 factors, however they have been burned by No. 1 Gonzaga for 86 factors in a 12-point defeat. Northern Colorado, San Jose State and California Baptist mixed to common 16 factors within the first half. A much bigger check ought to come on Dec. 9 at No. 21 Seton Hall. … Ramey, a senior, grew to become the fortieth participant in program historical past to achieve 1,000 factors in his profession.
The final three Texas residence video games, towards Northern Colorado, San Jose State and California Baptist, have been a part of the Abe Lemons Classic. It was not a event, only a collection of video games to honor Lemons, who coached Texas from 1976-82 and received the 1978 NIT championship. He died in 2002. Beard, in his first season at Texas, stated he’s on a mission to “unite the family” of former coaches and gamers.
California Baptist hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday.
Texas hosts Sam Houston State on Monday at Gregory Gym, a venue in the midst of campus with a listed capability round 4,000 for the varsity’s volleyball matches. It was the Longhorns’ residence basketball court docket for 46 years till the 1977-78 season.
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