Three seniors hope for final home highlight
Cleare, Yancy, Isom can help Horns finish regular season on upbeat note.
Shaq Cleare and Kendal Yancy both glanced up into the Erwin Center rafters during Thursday’s practice and stopped dead in their tracks.
“It dropped my heart a little bit when I saw my jersey hanging in the arena,” said Cleare, one of three Texas seniors. “This time is winding down. So coach told me just to enjoy it, embrace it and have fun. You’ve got nothing to lose.”
Cleare, Yancy and graduate transfer Mareik “Mo” Isom all will be honored, along with six student support staffers, during a pregame ceremony Saturday as part of the team’s senior day festivities. Then comes the 3 p.m. regular-season finale against No. 11 Baylor.
The Longhorns (10-20, 4-13 Big 12) still hope to finish the regular season on a positive note before next week’s Big 12 Tournament. The Bears (24-6, 11-6) are still angling for a possible No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
“I don’t want to get too emotional in the game,” Yancy said, “but I do want to beat Baylor.”