A Closer Look At The Texas Longhorns

Riding a 14 game winning streak, No. 4 ranked Kansas (15-1; 3-0) looks to remain perfect in Big 12 play on Saturday against Texas (8-8; 0-3).
Jayhawk Slant is here to provide you with a closer look at the Texas Longhorns.
Texas: The Facts
Located in Austin, Texas, with an enrollment of 52,213, Texas is 8-8 on the season and 0-3 in Big 12 play. Texas is coached by Rick Barnes who is 350-145 in his 15th season at UT. The Longhorns did not have a midweek game and fell at Iowa State 82-62 in its last outing on Jan. 12. UT is 7-1 at home this season and averages 64.1 points and gives up 61.4 for a +2.7 scoring margin. For most of the season, Texas and Kansas have ranked 1-2 nationally in field goal percentage defense.
Kansas currently leads the nation with a 34.2 field goal percentage defense, while Texas is second at 34.3. Texas does lead the nation in three-point field goal percentage defense at 24.8 percent and is second in the Big 12 in rebounding at 40.5 and blocked shot at 5.7, behind KU's 8.1 blocks per game.
Sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan leads Texas with a 14.3 scoring average and an 80.6 free throw percentage. McClellan's 19 three-pointers are second highest on the team behind sophomore guard Julien Lewis' 24. Lewis scores 11.8 points per game and is second on the team with 18 steals in 2012-13.
Freshman guard Javan Felix leads the Big 12 with 6.3 assists per game. He scores 9.4 points per contest and also leads UT with 25 steals this season. Sophomore forward Jonathan Holmes averages a team-best 7.8 rebounds per game which is sixth in the Big 12. Holmes scores 8.0 points per game.
Freshman forward Ioannis Papapetrou averages 6.8 points and 4.4 points, while freshman center Cameron Ridley leads the team with 31 blocked shots, scores 5.2 ppg and is second on the team with a 5.3 rebound average. Other UT regulars include freshman forward Connor Lammert (3.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg), freshman guard Demarcus Holland (3.1 ppg), and freshman forward/center Prince Ibeh (1.8 ppg, 22 blocked shots).
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 20-7 and has won six of the last seven 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.
The series is tied at 5-5 in games played in Austin, including a 4-4 record in the Erwin Center. Texas is 3-2 against Kansas in the last five meetings in Austin. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas holds a 16-6 record against Texas with a 12-5 mark in regular-season play and 4-1 record in the Big 12 Championship.
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. Serving suspension)
#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: 8-8
Home Record: 7-1
Away Record: 0-3
Neutral Record: 1-4
Big 12 Conference Record: 0-3
National Ranking: NR
Wins: Fresno State, Coppin State (EA Sports Maui Invitational Opening Game in Austin, Texas), Mississippi State (EA Sports Maui Invitational in Maui, Hawaii), Sam Houston State, UT Arlington, Texas State, North Carolina, Rice,
Losses: Chaminade (Maui Invitational), USC (Maui Invitational), Georgetown (Jimmy V Classic in New York), UCLA (Houston, Texas), @ Michigan State, @ Baylor, West Virginia, @ Iowa State
Upcoming games: Kansas, @ Oklahoma, Texas Tech, @ K-State, TCU, @ West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, @ Kansas, @ TCU, K-State, Oklahoma, @ Oklahoma State, Baylor, @ Texas Tech
Scoring Leaders:
Sheldon McClellan: 14.3
Julien Lewis: 11.8
Javan Felix: 9.4
Jonathan Holmes: 6.8
Rebounding Leaders:
Jonathan Holmes: 7.8
Cameron Ridley: 5.3
Sheldon McClellan: 4.4
Ioannis Papapetrou: 4.4
Assist Leaders:
Javan Felix: 6.3
Julien Lewis: 1.3
Ioannis Papapetrou: 1.2
Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:
Cameron Ridley: 32-of-66 (48.5%)
Jonathan Holmes: 50-of-104 (48.1%)
Julien Lewis: 69-of-158 (43.7%)
Ioannis Papapetrou: 34-of-82 (41.5%)
Sheldon McClellan: 65-of-182 (35.7%)
Javan Felix: 57-of-170 (33.5%)
3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders
Julien Lewis: 24-of-61 (39.3%)
Ioannis Papapetrou: 11-of-30 (36.7%)
Jonathan Holmes: 9-of-31 (29.0%)
Sheldon McClellan: 19-of-66 (28.8%)
Free-throw Percentage Leaders:
Sheldon McClellan: 79-of-98 (80.6%)
Javan Felix: 33-of-43 (76.7%)
Julien Lewis: 27-of-38 (71.1%)
Ioannis Papapetrou: 29-of-53 (54.7)
Jonathan Holmes: 19-of-35 (54.3%)
Texas Offensive Averages:
Scoring: 1,025 (64.1 PPG)
Scoring Margin: +2.7
Field Goal %: 40 (360-of-897)
3-Point FG %: 29 (75-of-256)
3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 4.7
Free-throw %: 63 (230-of-364)
Free-throws Made Per Game: 14.4
Rebounds: 648 (40.5 per game)
Assists: 196 (12.3 per game)
Turnovers: 261 (16.3 per game)
Steals: 93 (5.8 per game)
Blocks: 91 (5.7 per game)
Opponent Averages :
Scoring: 982 (61.4 PPG)
Field Goal %: 34 (321-of-937)
3-Point FG %: 25 (77-of-311)
3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 4.8
Free-throw %: 70 (263-of-375)
Free-throws Made Per Game: 16.4
Rebounds: 604 (37.8 per game)
Assists: 170 (10.6 per game)
Turnovers: 219 (13.7 per game)
Steals: 143 (8.9 per game)
Blocks: 48 (3.0 per game)