Men’s No.8 / 5 Basketball Dominates Northern Colorado, 62-49

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AUSTIN, Texas – Junior Tre Mitchell recorded a high 16 points to lead No.8/5 (2-1) Texas to a 62-49 victory over northern Colorado on Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. It was the first of three consecutive home games at the Abe Lemons Classic, a multi-team event honoring the legacy of the former basketball coach.

Mitchell converted 7 of 11 goals and picked up seven rebounds (four offensives) while adding an assist and a blocked shot in 21 minutes. Senior Timmy allen had 10 points, a game-high, eight rebounds (six offensives), three assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

Defense proved to be the difference in the contest, as the Longhorns limited northern Colorado to 49 points while forcing 20 turnovers. Texas posted a 19-6 point advantage on turnovers and recorded a season-high 11 interceptions in the evening. UT also posted a 36-27 rebound margin, including a 15-3 advantage over the offensive glass.

Texas scored the first five points in the contest and never lagged. Leading 7-4 at 5:01 pm, the Longhorns used an 8-0 streak over the next three minutes to build a 15-4 advantage following a Christian bishop three points with 14:27 remaining. After a three-point pointer from Matt Johnson reduced the margin to 15-9 at 1:37 pm, Texas pushed through a 20-4 push over the next 12 minutes to increase their cushion to 35-13 at the following a hook shot from Mitchell with 1: 32 remaining.

The Longhorns limited the Bears to a successful placement in the final at 7:17 of the first half while taking the lead 37-15 at halftime. Texas limited northern Colorado to 15 points on a 35.0% (7-20) field goal, including a 1 in 9 (0.111) rating on a three-point range, and forced 12 turnovers in the first 20 minutes. UT also registered a 14-0 advantage in points on turnovers in the first half.

Leading 43-26 at 1:47 pm, Mitchell scored the next nine points of the game to give the Longhorns a 52-26 advantage with 11:04 to go. The margin remained above the 20 point mark until the last three minutes of the game.

Texas returns to action when it hosts San Jose State for the Abe Lemons Classic on Saturday, November 20. The tip is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Central at the Frank Erwin Center, and the game will be televised nationally by Longhorn Network.

Texas Basketball Post-Game Ratings

# 8/5 Texas 62, Northern Colorado 49

November 17, 2021

Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas)

Participation: 11,083

Team Notes

  • Texas improved to 2-0 against northern Colorado in the all-time series. The Longhorns earned a 69-45 victory in Austin on Nov. 5, 2019 in the first meeting.
  • Wednesday’s contest marked the first of three straight home games in the Abe Lemons Classic.
  • UT improved to 536-140 all time at the Frank Erwin Center. The Longhorns are 264-57 at the Erwin Center over the past 20 seasons, including a 2-0 record in 2021-22.
  • The Longhorns posted a 19-6 point advantage on turnovers and recorded a season-high 11 interceptions.
  • Texas held northern Colorado at 49 points and forced 20 turnovers.
  • UT posted a 36-27 rebound margin, including a 15-3 advantage over the offensive glass.
  • Texas limited the UNC to 15 points on 35.0% FG shots (7-20), including a score of 1 in 9 (0.111) on a three-point range, and forced 12 turnovers in the 20 first few minutes while building a 37- 15 halftime cushion.
  • UT limited the Bears to a basket scored in the final at 7:17 of the first half.
  • The Longhorns posted a 21-11 rebound margin in the first half, including a 9-1 advantage on the offensive glass.
  • UT posted a 14-0 points advantage on turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.
  • Texas recorded 10 assists out of 14 goals scored in the first half.

Timmy allen

  • Double in scores (10 points) for second time in Texas (three games) and 73rd time in college career (88 games)
  • Added eight rebounds (six offensives), three assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

Tre Mitchell

  • Double in scores (16 points, a team high) for the second time this year (three games) and the 43rd time in his college career (47 games)


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