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DES MOINES, Iowa — Graduate guard Sir’Jabari Rice recorded a game-high 23 factors to guide No. 5/7 Texas (27-8) to an 81-61 victory over Colgate (26-9) within the NCAA Tournament First Round on Thursday evening in Wells Fargo Arena. With the win, the Longhorns advance to face No. 10 seed Penn State (23-13) in a NCAA Second Round game on Saturday, March 18 (6:45 p.m. CT, CBS).

The three-point line proved to be the necessary thing think about UT’s victory. The Longhorns tied a college report in a NCAA Tournament recreation for many three-pointers made by converting 13-of-23 (.565). Texas restricted Colgate, which entered the sport leading the nation in group three-point field aim percentage (.408), to a 3-of-15 (.200) mark from beyond the arc.

Rice hit 8-of-14 field objectives, including a career-best 7-of-10 from three-point range, while including six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes. Senior Dylan Disu posted a double-double with 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds while changing 8-of-11 subject objectives in 22 minutes. Graduate Marcus Carr posted 17 points while hitting 4-of-6 three-pointers and added four assists in 34 minutes, and sophomore Tyrese Hunter tallied 10 factors and four boards in 37 minutes.

A back-and-forth opening seven minutes included three lead changes and three ties, and Colgate evened the score at 12-12 on a Chandler Baker jumper on the 12:33 mark. Back-to-back three-pointers from Carr and Rice gave the Longhorns an 18-12 edge with 11:22 remaining, before Colgate trimmed the lead to 21-17 following a Baker three-point play at the 10:33 mark.

Texas answered with a 14-1 run over the subsequent three-plus minutes to construct a 35-18 advantage following a Rice three-pointer with 7:14 left. Rice converted five 3-pointers during a stretch of 4:08 between the 11:22 and 7:14 mark. After a Christian Bishop jumper elevated UT’s result in 37-22 with 3:48 remaining, Colgate used an 8-0 spurt to cut the deficit to 37-30 following a Jeff Woodward layup at the 1:39 mark.

The Longhorns took a 41-30 cushion after a Timmy Allen layup with 23 seconds left, however a pair of Ryan Moffatt free throws with three seconds remaining trimmed the margin to 41-32 at the break. Texas transformed 8-of-15 (.533) from the three-point line whereas holding Colgate to a 2-of-7 (.286) mark from past the arc within the opening 20 minutes.

Another Rice three-pointer pushed UT’s benefit to 56-42 on the 14:59 mark. Colgate scored five-straight factors to chop the deficit to 56-47 following a Moffatt three-pointer with 13:35 left, before the Longhorns went on an 8-0 run over the following 90 seconds to construct a 64-47 cushion after a Bishop layup at the 12:01 mark. Texas held a 66-51 lead following a Bishop dunk with 9:35 remaining.

Colgate used a 6-0 spurt over the next 90 seconds to drag to inside 66-57 after an Oliver Lynch-Daniels jumper on the 7:58 mark. A Moffatt layup trimmed the margin to 68-59 with 6:01 left, but that was as close as Colgate would get the remainder of the finest way. The Longhorns sealed the victory with an 11-0 run over the following four-plus minutes to build a 79-59 cushion following a Disu jumper on the 1:38 mark.

Texas Basketball Postgame Notes

#5/7 Texas 81, Colgate 61

NCAA First Round

March 16, 2023

Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines, Iowa)

Attendance: 16,728

Team Notes

  • This marks the 37th overall appearance by the Longhorns in the NCAA Tournament. Texas improved to 37-39 all-time in the Big Dance with tonight’s win.
  • UT improved to 20-7 underneath the leadership of Interim Head Coach Rodney Terry this season.
  • The 20-point margin of victory (81-61) marked the most important margin of victory by Texas in a NCAA Tournament game for the explanation that 2008 tourney. The Longhorns recorded a pair of 20-point wins in 2008 (74-54 vs. Austin Peay in First Round; 82-62 vs. Stanford in Sweet 16).
  • Texas tied its NCAA Tournament single-game staff report for most three-pointers made in a contest (13-23). The Longhorns had twice previously made 13 three-pointers in a NCAA tourney recreation (13 vs. Miami, Fla. on March 23, 2008; 13 vs. Iowa on March 19, 1992).
  • The 13 three-pointers made additionally tied a group season high for the Longhorns (13 towards Gonzaga on Nov. 16).
  • Colgate entered the sport leading the nation in staff three-point FG percentage (.408). The Longhorns restricted Colgate to 3-of-15 (.200) from past the arc on the evening.
  • Texas posted 20 assists (on 31 made subject goals) in opposition to 13 turnovers. The Longhorns allowed six assists whereas forcing 11 turnovers by Colgate.
  • The Longhorns recorded a plus-10 rebound margin (34-24).
  • Sixteen of UT’s 27 victories have been by a minimum of 10 factors.
  • Texas tallied a 33-13 benefit in bench scoring and a 14-4 edge in second-chance points.
  • The Longhorns improved to 20-0 this 12 months when leading at the half.
  • Texas converted 8-of-15 (.533) from three-point range while holding Colgate to a 2-of-7 (.286) mark from behind the arc within the opening 20 minutes.
  • The Longhorns registered a 40-29 scoring margin in the second half. Texas converted 59.3-percent (16-27) from the ground, together with a 5-of-8 (.625) mark from three-point range, in the ultimate 20 minutes. UT held Colgate to 39.4-percent (13-33) subject objective capturing, including a 1-of-8 (.125) mark from three-point vary, within the second half.

Timmy Allen

  • Returned to the starting lineup after lacking the previous three video games (right decrease leg injury) and posted a team-best 5 assists in 20 minutes

Marcus Carr

  • Reached double figures in scoring (17 points) for the 31st time this yr (35 games) and 116th time in his career (161 games)
  • Converted 6-of-10 area goals, together with 4-of-6 from three-point range, and added four assists
  • Registered a team-best plus-minus total of plus-24 in 34 minutes

Dylan Disu

  • Recorded a double-double (17 factors, 10 rebounds) for the second time this season (34 games) and 14th time in his career (109 games)
  • Reached double figures in scoring for the 16th time this year and 45th time in his career
  • Reached double digits in rebounds for the third time this season and 18th time in his career
  • Converted 8-of-11 subject goals and added one assist and one steal in 22 minutes

Tyrese Hunter

  • Reached double figures in scoring (10 points) for the 19th time this yr (35 games) and 39th time in his profession (70 games)

Sir’Jabari Rice

  • Set his collegiate profession high in three-pointers made (7-10), previous: 5 at Dixie State (March 5, 2021) when he played at New Mexico State
  • His seven 3-pointers were one shy of the Texas NCAA Tournament single-game mark of 8 (8-15 by A.J. Abrams vs. Minnesota on March 19, 2009)
  • Topped the 20-point mark (game-high 23 points) for the sixth time this yr (35 games) and 18th time in his career (146 games)
  • His 23 factors were one shy of his season excessive (24, twice)
  • Reached double figures in scoring for the 23rd time this season and 81st time in his career
  • Tied his career excessive in three-point field objectives made (5-6) in the opening 12:46 of the contest
  • In 14 minutes of action in the first half, he recorded 15 factors (5-8 FG, 5-8 threes) and added four rebounds, two assists and one steal

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