March 7, 2013
TEXAS (14-16, 6-11)
vs. Texas Tech (10-18, 3-14)
Saturday, March 9, 2013 • 3 p.m. CT
Lubbock, Texas • United Spirit Arena
TV: Big 12 Network > view affiliates
Dave Armstrong (play-by-play), Stephen Howard (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, 77-53
Texas 73, Texas Tech 57
Jan. 26, 2013 - Austin, Texas
Texas Game Notes
Notes at a Glance
Saturday’s contest marks the 131st meeting between Texas and Texas Tech. Texas won the first meeting of the season, 73-57, on Jan. 26 in Austin. The Longhorns are 77-53 in the all-time series and have won 16 of the last 17 games, including nine straight, in the series. Texas is 28-3 against Texas Tech under Rick Barnes, including a 13-2 mark in Lubbock.
Brothers Connor Lammert, a freshman forward for Texas, and Clark Lammert, a sophomore forward for Tech, will meet as collegiate opponents for the second time. Connor has started the last seven games for UT and is averaging 7.9 ppg and 4.7 rpg during this stretch.
In each of its last two games, UT’s leading scorer has come from its bench. Julien Lewis had a team-high 15 points at No. 15/18 Oklahoma State on Saturday, while Sheldon McClellan posted a game-high 23 points against Baylor on Monday.
Since Myck Kabongo returned to the lineup seven games ago, UT has posted a 4-3 mark with all three defeats coming against ranked opponents. The Horns are averaging 72.7 ppg with Kabongo in the rotation compared to 63.4 ppg without him in the lineup. Kabongo leads the team in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounding (4.7 rpg), assists (5.4 apg), steals (12) and minutes (37.0 mpg) since returning to action.
Texas set a season low in turnovers (eight) against Baylor on Monday, including a season low for turnovers in a half (two, second half). The Longhorns have averaged 13.6 turnovers in the last 22 games, compared to 19.3 in the first eight games.
Sheldon McClellan has made 29 of his last 30 FT attempts. McClellan came off the bench to lead Texas in scoring against Baylor on Monday with 23 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3FG) in 26 minutes.