Jan. 7, 2013
TEXAS (8-6, 0-1)
vs. West Virginia (7-6, 0-1)
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012 8 p.m. CT
Austin, Texas Erwin Center (16,540)
TV: ESPN2 | WatchESPN.com
Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst).
Radio: Longhorn IMG Radio Network
Craig Way (play-by-play); Eddie Oran (analyst).
Satellite Radio: XM 202 / Sirius 216
Streaming Audio: TexasSports.com
Live Stats: GameTracker
Series: Texas leads, 2-1
No. 9/9 UT 74, No. 22/23 WVU 71
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Texas Game Notes
Notes at a Glance
Texas meets West Virginia for the first time as Big 12 opponents on Wednesday. The previous three meetings have been decided by three points or less -- a combined point differential of five points. UT leads the series, 2-1 -- both wins were buzzer-beaters in the 2005-06 season.
The Longhorns are 14-0 in Big 12 home openers during the Rick Barnes era. Texas is 157-15 (.913) at the Erwin Center in the last 11 seasons (dating to the start of the 2002-03 season).
UT leads the NCAA in FG percentage defense (.339) and 3-point FG percentage defense (.238). The Longhorns are holding opponents to 60.2 points per game this season.
Texas ranks second in the Big 12 in blocked shots (5.9 bpg). The Horns have posted an 83-41 advantage in blocked shots against its opponents this year.
Freshman PG Javan Felix leads the Big 12 and all NCAA DI freshmen in assists (6.6 apg). Felix also leads the Big 12 in minutes played (36.2 mpg). He posted a career-high 26 points (11-of-23 FG) while adding nine assists against just one turnover in 43 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss at Baylor.
Sophomore G Sheldon McClellan leads the team in scoring (15.6 ppg) and is shooting 84.1% (74-88) from the FT line. McClellan has reached double figures in scoring in all of UT's 14 contests this year. He posted 21 points (9-of-19 FG) in 41 minutes during Saturday's overtime loss at Baylor. It marked his third 20-point effort of the year.
Sophomore F Jonathan Holmes leads the team in rebounds (7.6 rpg).
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