Notes at a Glance
Texas will play its first true road game on Saturday in East Lansing, marking the eighth meeting between Texas and Michigan State. UT leads the all-time series 4-3 and have won two consecutive.
Texas ranks second in the NCAA in FG percentage defense (.330), holding opponents to an average of 59.0 ppg and a 23.3 percent clip from 3-point range (50-of-215).
Texas ranks second in the Big 12 in blocked shots (6.5 bpg). The Horns have posted a 71-32 advantage in blocked shots against its opponents this year.
Sophomore guard Sheldon McClellanleads the team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and is shooting 86.1% (62-72) from the FT line. McClellan has reached double figures in scoring in each of UT's first 11 contests this year.
Sophomore forward Jonathan Holmesleads the team in rebounds (8.0 rpg) after recording his first career double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) against Texas State on Saturday.
Freshman point guard Javan Felixis tied for the Big 12 lead in assists (6.0 apg) and leads the conference in minutes (35.2 mpg). Felix ranks third on the team in scoring (8.6 ppg).
Freshman center Cameron Ridley ranks third in the Big 12 in blocks (2.3 bpg) while averaging 20.3 minutes per game.
Freshman forward Ioannis Papapetrourecorded his first career double-double against North Carolina on Wednesday (10 points and 10 rebounds).