Horns top Red Raiders to snap 7-game skid

Big 12 Tour­na­ment win late Wed­nes­day was UT’s first on road.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Brian Davis bdavis@states­man.com Longhorns

For a brief mo­ment Wed­nes­day, lit­er­ally a flash, Texas fans fi­nally saw what they’ve been clam­or­ing to see for two years. Havoc. Texas guard Andrew Jones knocked the ball away from Texas Tech’s Devon Thomas. Then UT se­nior Ken­dal Yancy dove for it head­first into a scrum. Some­how Jones wound up with the ball while tip­toe­ing the side­line and saw Ker­win Roach Jr. sprint­ing the other way. Jones whipped the ball to Roach, who got fouled in­ten­tion­ally.

Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial stats, it was all over within two sec­onds. But it was an up­lift­ing mo­ment in a sea­son that’s gone hor­ri­bly wrong and one that ig­nited a 61-52


Jar­rell’s T.J. Sykes drives to the bas­ket over Brock’s Matthew Thorn­ton (left) and Tay­lor Perry dur­ing Thurs­day’s Class 3A UIL state semi­fi­nal in San An­to­nio.

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