After an embarrassing home loss two weeks ago, Texas coach Rick Barnes questioned whether his team was really one of the best in the country or just a bunch of “phony tough guys.” Apparently not. The No. 20 Longhorns finally delivered a convincing answer Saturday night, dominating No. 16 West Virginia in a bruising 77-50 victory.
Johnathan Gray scored three touchdowns and Texas inched closer to a possible bowl game in head coach Charlie Strong’s first season with a 33-16 win over No. 24 West Virginia on Saturday.
Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Jonathan Holmes scored 20 points, Javan Felix added 16 and third-seeded Texas rolled past cold-shooting West Virginia 66-49 on Thursday night to reach the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
West Virginia got back on the winning track Sunday as they came up with a huge comeback win as the Mountaineer women’s basketball team defeated their Big 12 Conference counterparts, the Texas Longhorns in overtime 56-49, as they improve their overall record to 14-2 and their conference record to 3-1.
Case McCoy threw a 2-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Texas linebacker Steve Edmond then intercepted West Virginia’s Paul Millard in the end zone on fourth down to give the Longhorns a 47-40 win over the Mountaineers on Saturday night.