Texas Basketball: Chris Beard, Longhorns roll past Houston Baptist

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Both Texas basketball programs got off to a roaring start on Tuesday.

Chris Beard’s No. 5 men’s team and Vic Schaefer’s No. 25 women’s team hosted a double-header on Tuesday evening to kick off the 2021-22 college basketball season.

In Beard’s head coaching debut for Texas, the Longhorns got off to a slow start in the first half but eventually exploded in the second half to dominate Houston Baptist, 92-48. Guard Courtney Ramey led the way with 14 points, but every available player was able to receive playing time throughout the contest.

The starting five against the Huskies consisted of Timmy Allen (F), Christian Bishop (F), Marcus Carr (G), Andrew Jones (G), and Courtney Ramey (G). Dylan Disu is still recovering from a knee injury and did not play.

Here are few positive takeaways from the men’s season opener:

  • Six players finished in double figures.

  • Texas shot 64% from the floor and 56.5% from 3-point range.

  • Freshman Jaylon Tyson scored 11 points in his college debut while hitting all five of his shots from the field.

  • The Longhorns had 10 steals, forced three shot clock violations and blocked five shots.

  • Marcus Carr scored 10 points and handed out a team-high five assists.

It was a nice tune up game before Texas travels to face No. 1 Gonzaga on Saturday.

Schaefer’s squad looked even more impressive, dominating New Orleans by a score of 131-36. Freshman guard Kyndall Hunter led the way with 27 points, while five players finished in double figures.

The women’s team also has a tough road matchup ahead, as they’re scheduled to face No. 3 Stanford on Sunday.

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