In a stunning victory over West Virginia on Saturday, Texas showcased its impressive talent. The Longhorns scored 55 points in the first half and shot an impressive 65.7% from the field, building a commanding 25-point lead at halftime.
Max Abmas, a graduate transfer who played four years at Oral Roberts, was instrumental in Texas’ success. He moved past Oscar Robertson on the all-time scoring list with his third 3-pointer of the game, putting him in 12th all-time in NCAA history with 2,987 career points. With just 13 points away from reaching the 3,000-point career mark, Abmas is well on his way to becoming one of the most celebrated scorers in NCAA history.
Abmas made five of his twelve three-point attempts and dished out nine assists while grabbing six rebounds. Dylan Disu also had an outstanding performance for Texas, recording a career high with seven three pointers and shooting 10 for 16 overall. Tyrese Hunter scored 19 points while Chendall Weaver added 13 and Dillion Mitchell contributed with eight rebounds for Texas as well.
West Virginia fought valiantly but ultimately fell short of Texas’ dominance. Jesse Edwards scored 17 points, Noah Farrakhan had eleven and RaeQuan Battle scored ten for West Virginia. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to close the gap between them and Texas’ impressive play.
Looking ahead to their next matchup against TCU on Monday, West Virginia will have to work hard to recover from this defeat before facing off against a much more rested Texas team on Saturday when they take on No.