AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Rio Grande Valley's Matt Figger has been a college basketball coach for nearly 30 years, so he had an idea about what was coming after his team scored 41 points in the first half against the usually defensive-minded Texas.
He was right. No. 7 Texas limited UTRGV to 17 points in the second half while inducing 14 turnovers, enabling the Longhorns to win easily, 88-58 Friday night.
"We came out and threw some punches," Figger said. "In the second half, they came out and threw some haymakers, and we didn't answer. We were careless and we didn't have enough fight and gumption."