Dec. 27, 2012
Texas Game Notes
Notes at a Glance
Texas leads the all-time series with Rice, 135-59. The Owls are UT's third-most common opponent and will meet for the 195th time on Saturday. Texas has won 14 of the last 15 games against Rice, including a 6-0 mark in the Rick Barnes era.
UT leads the NCAA in FG percentage defense (.338) and 3-point FG percentage defense (.230). The Longhorns hold opponents to an average of 59.7 ppg.
Texas ranks second in the Big 12 in blocked shots (6.2 bpg). The Horns have posted a 74-34 advantage in blocked shots against its opponents this year.
Since the start of the 2002-03 season, the Longhorns have posted an 87-3 (.965) mark in non-conference home games and have an overall home record of 156-15 (.912).
Texas is 123-17 (.877) against in-state foes during the Barnes era.
Freshman point guard Javan Felix leads the Big 12 in assists (6.4 apg) and minutes played (35.5 mpg). Felix set a season high in assists last Saturday at Michigan State (11).
Sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan leads the team in scoring (15.3 ppg) and is shooting 85.0% (68-80) from the FT line. McClellan has reached double figures in scoring in each of UT's first 12 contests this year.
Sophomore forward Jonathan Holmes leads the team in rebounds (7.8 rpg).
Freshman center Cameron Ridley ranks third in the Big 12 in blocks (2.1 bpg) while averaging just 20.1 minutes per game.
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