Texas edged Colgate 81-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament…as interim coach Rodney Terry continues to defend the case to permanently succeed Chris Byrd after his domestic violence arrest
Texas basketball remained hot after winning the conference championship last weekend, edging Colgate 81-61 to reach the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Jabari Rice led the Longhorns in scoring with 23 points, while Marcus Carr and Dylan DeSoo scored 17 each.
The team has thrived with interim head coach Rodney Terry at the helm, posting a 19-7 record under him prior to the NCAA Tournament.
Terry took over on January 5 after former head coach Chris Blade was arrested for domestic violence.
Charges against Byrd were dropped on February 15.
Texas interim head coach Rodney Terry reignites a season that seemed lost not so long ago
Texas forward Dylan DeSeau celebrates after making a basket in the second half
Chris Byrd was shot by the state of Texas on January 5 after an alleged domestic violence incident was reported in December.
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza said at the time that “our office determined that the felony offense could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” after he was charged with assault by strangulation/choking—domestic violence in an alleged incident with his life—into his fiancée, Randy. trio.
Since then, Beard has resurfaced this month with the head coaching job for Ole Miss.
Meanwhile, Texas will take on the winner of the Texas A&M-Penn game this weekend.
Texas (27-8) shot 13-for-23 from 3-point range as they advanced to the second round in the Midwest Conference.
That Longhorn season matched better with three-pointers.
However, the Raiders (26-9) went 3-for-15 just from deep against the relentless and long-armed Longhorns defense.
Colgate fired better than percent. before the tournament. Oliver Lynch Daniels, the leading single 3-point shot in the country, went 1-for-4.
Keegan Records and Ryan Moffatt scored 13 points each for the 15th-ranked Raiders, who fell to 0-6 all-time in NCAA play. Patriot League Player of the Year Tucker Richardson had nine points on 4-for-11 shooting.
Texas will take on Texas A&M or Penn State in the second round on Saturday in Des Moines, IA
Texas Longhorns forward Christian Bishop (32) responded after defeating Colgate
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