Fresnost 25 28 53
Texas 25 30 55
Date of game: 11/9/2012

Recap: Texas vs. Fresno State

Austin, TX (Sports Network) - A pair of free throws by Sheldon McClellan with 8.9 seconds remaining proved to be crucial as the Texas Longhorns held on to defeat the Fresno State Bulldogs, 55-53, in season-opening action at Frank Erwin Center.

McClellan finished with a game-high 20 points for the Longhorns (1-0) as he knocked down all 14 of his attempts at the charity stripe. Also scoring in double figures for the hosts was Javan Felix with 10 points, adding nine rebounds. Jonathan Holmes shot just 2-of-7 from the floor, resulting in six points, but was huge on the glass as he pulled down a game-high 14 boards in the victory.

The Bulldogs (0-1) were paced by Marvelle Harris who accounted for 11 points off the bench. Before fouling out, Kevin Foster cleared 11 rebounds for the visitors, but he also shot just 1-of-12 from the floor. Kevin Olekaibe, the top returning scorer for FSU, was held to only seven points on 3-of-15 from the field and 1-of-7 behind the three-point line.

Both teams had their issues shooting from the floor in the first half and each held a five-point lead at one stage or another, yet after 20 minutes of action they were tied at 25-25.

In the second half Texas made a total of only eight field goals and missed on all three opportunities behind the three-point line, but the squad managed to outscore the visitors at the charity stripe in the period, 14-6, and that proved to be critical.

In a game that saw 12 ties and eight lead changes, the Longhorns survived a dismal 1-of-13 showing on the perimeter by outscoring Fresno State at the line, 18-6 overall.

The Longhorns picked up the victory despite playing without sophomore guard Myck Kabongo who was held out of this meeting while the NCAA continued their investigation into possible rules violations and his future eligibility stemming from allegations of receiving improper benefits. Kabongo, named to the preseason All-Big 12 Conference Team, averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 assists per game in his first season under head coach Rick Barnes.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.