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February 14, 2013

A Closer Look At The Texas Longhorns

Coming off a 21 point victory over K-State on Monday night, No. 14/13 Kansas (20-4; 8-1) plays host to Texas (11-13; 3-8) on Saturday night.

Texas: The Facts

Located in Austin, Texas, with an enrollment of 52,213, Texas is 11-13 on the season, 3-8 in Big 12 play after its 89-86 double-overtime win against Iowa State Wednesday (2/13). Texas is coached by Rick Barnes who is 353-150 in his 15th season at UT and 555-284 in his 26th season overall. UT averages 64.5 points and gives up 63.3 for a +1.2 scoring margin.

For most of the season, Texas leads the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage defense at 26.1 percent while it is second in the league in field goal percentage defense at 36.1 and blocked shots at 5.2, behind KU's 7.0 blocks per game.

Sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan leads Texas with a 14.5 scoring average and a 80.6 free throw percentage. McClellan's 25 three-pointers are second highest on the team behind sophomore guard Julien Lewis' 34. Lewis scores 11.1 points per game and is second on the team with 29 steals in 2012-13. Freshman forward Ioannis Papapetrou averages 8.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and has 17 blocked shots. Freshman guard Javan Felix is third in the Big 12 with 5.4 assists per game. He scores 8.4 points per contest and leads UT with 31 steals this season.

Sophomore forward Jonathan Holmes averages a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game, seventh in the Big 12, and Holmes scores 7.5 points per game. Freshman center Cameron Ridley leads the team with 44 blocked shots, scores 4.5 ppg and is third on the team with a 4.6 rebound average. Other UT regulars include freshman forward Connor Lammert (4.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg), freshman guard Demarcus Holland (3.5 ppg), and freshman forward/center Prince Ibeh (1.9 ppg, 25 blocked shots).

Sophomore guard Myck Kabongo returned to the UT lineup against Iowa State after serving a 23-game suspension from the NCAA. He had 13 points, four rebounds and seven assists in the double OT victory.

Kansas vs. Texas: The Series

Year-in and year-out, the Kansas-Texas battles are some of the best in the Big 12 and nationally in a series that dates back to 1938. Kansas leads 21-7 and has won seven of the last eight meetings. These two teams have met in four of the last six Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship title games with KU claiming all four match-ups: 80-68 in Dallas in 2006, 88-84 in overtime in Oklahoma City in 2007, 84-74 in Kansas City in 2008 and 85-73 in Kansas City in 2011. Kansas is 10-1 against Texas in games played in Lawrence, including 8-1 in Allen Fieldhouse.

On Jan. 22, 2011, UT ended KU's 69-game home-court winning streak its lone win in Lawrence. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas holds a 17-6 record against Texas with a 13-5 mark in regular-season play and 4-1 record in the Big 12 Championship. Kansas head coach Bill Self is 11-7 all-time against Texas, including 11-5 while at KU. Texas head coach Rick Barnes is 6-15 all-time versus Kansas.

Earlier this season, Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting to lead KU to a 64-59 win at Texas on Jan. 19. KU senior center Jeff Withey just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, while senior guard Travis Releford scored 12 points. Texas led 28-26 at intermission and UT sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan led all scorers with 18 points.

A closer look at the Texas Longhorns

#0 Dean Melchionni: 6-foot-4, 193-pound guard (Sr.)

#1 Sheldon McClellan: 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard (So.)

#2 Demarcus Holland: 6-foot-2, 170-pound guard (Fr.)

#3 Javan Felix: 5-foot-10, 190-pound guard (Fr.)

#4 Danny Newsome: 6-foot-9, 180-pound forward (Fr.)

#5 Jaylen Bond: 6-foot-7, 224-pound forward (So.)

#10 Jonathan Holmes: 6-foot-7, 239-pound forward (So.)

#12 Myck Kabongo: 6-foot-1, 180-pound guard (So.)

#14 Julien Lewis: 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard (So.)

#21 Connor Lammert: 6-foot-9, 232-pound forward (Fr.)

#22 Andrew Dick: 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard (Sr.)

#33 Ioannis Papapetrou: 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward (Fr.)

#44 Prince Ibeh: 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward/center (Fr.)

#55 Cameron Ridley: 6-foot-9, 270-pound center (Fr.)


Texas Season Statistics

Record: 11-13

Home Record: 10-3

Away Record: 0-6

Neutral Record: 1-4

Big 12 Conference Record: 3-8

National Ranking: NR

Wins: Fresno State, Coppin State (Maui Invitational Opening Game in Austin, Texas), Mississippi State (Maui Invitational), Sam Houston State, UT Alrington, Texas State, North Carolina, Rice, Texas Tech, TCU, Iowa State

Losses: Chaminade (Maui Invitational), USC (Maui Invitational), Georgetown (Jimmy V Classic in New York), @ Michigan State, @ Baylor, West Virginia, @ Iowa State, Kansas, @ Oklahoma, @ K-State, @ West Virginia, Oklahoma State

Upcoming games: @ Kansas, @ TCU, K-State, Oklahoma, @ Oklahoma State, Baylor, @ Texas Tech


Scoring Leaders:

Sheldon McClellan: 14.5

Myck Kabongo: 13.0

Julien Lewis: 11.1

Javan Felix: 8.4

Ioannis Papapetrou: 8.4


Rebounding Leaders:

Jonathan Holmes: 6.8

Ioannis Papapetrou: 4.7

Cameron Ridley: 4.6

Sheldon McClellan: 4.3

Myck Kabongo: 4.0


Assist Leaders:

Myck Kabongo: 7.0

Javan Felix: 5.4

Ioannis Papapetrou: 1.5

Julien Lewis: 1.3


Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:

Jonathan Holmes: 56-of-112 (50.0%)

Ioannis Papapetrou: 67-of-148 (45.3%)

Julien Lewis: 96-of-236 (40.7%)

Sheldon McClellan: 100-of-274 (37.6%)

Javan Felix: 76-of-221 (34.4%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

Ioannis Papapetrou: 22-of-57 (38.6%)

Julien Lewis: 34-of-102 (33.3%)

Jonathan Holmes: 10-of-33 (30.3%)

Sheldon McClellan: 25-of-90 (27.8%)


Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

Sheldon McClellan: 116-of-144 (80.6%)

Javan Felix: 42-of-54 (77.8%)

Julien Lewis: 41-of-57 (71.9%)

Ioannis Papapetrou: 46-of-77 (59.7%)


Texas: A Look At The Numbers:

Scoring: 1,547 (64.5 PPG)

Scoring Margin: +1.1

Field Goal %: 41 (554-of-1,338)

3-Point FG %: 28 (111-of-391)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 4.6

Free-throw %: 64 (328-of-510)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 13.7

Rebounds: 914 (38.1 per game)

Rebounding Margin: +1.0

Assists: 287 (2.0 per game)

Turnovers: 377 (15.7 per game)

Turnover Margin: -2.1

Steals: 154 (6.4 per game)

Blocks: 124 (5.2 per game)


Opponent Averages :

Scoring: 1,520 (63.3 PPG)

Field Goal %: 36 (500-of-1,384)

3-Point FG %: 26 (114-of-436)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 4.8

Free-throw %: 71 (406-of-574)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 16.9

Rebounds: 891 (37.1 per game)

Assists: 268 (11.2 per game)

Turnovers: 326 (13.6 per game)

Steals: 207 (8.6 per game)

Blocks: 76 (3.2 per game)


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