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Max Abmas Scores Season-High 23 Points as No. 15 Texas Beats Wyoming 86-63

Max Abmas scored a season-best 23 points to lead No. 15 Texas to an 86-63 win over Wyoming on Sunday.

Abmas, a former star at Oral Roberts, shot 8 for 14 from the field, 3 for 6 from long distance and hit all four of his free throws.

The Longhorns (5-1) shot poorly for the first 11 minutes and the game was tied at 15. Then, Abmas hit two 3-pointers and Brock Cunningham (eight rebounds, three steals) added another 3 in a span of 1:42 that helped the Longhorns take the lead.

Abmas added an off-balance 3-pointer while falling out of bounds that beat the halftime buzzer and gave Texas a 41-26 lead.

Kadin Shedrick added 17 points, two blocks and two steals for the Longhorns. Tyrese Hunter and Dillon Mitchell scored 12 apiece and Mitchell had nine rebounds.

Texas was 12 for 13 from the line and shot 55.7% overall, while Wyoming shot 39%.

Brendan Wenzel, Sam Griffin, who averages 20.4 points, and Cam Manyawu each scored 12 points to lead Wyoming (4-2). Manyawu had 10 rebounds.


Wyoming: The Cowboys shot 40% on 3-pointers before facing Texas, including 12 for 25 in their previous game against Furman. Texas made defending the 3-pointer a focus, limiting Wyoming to 4-for-13 shooting from long distance.

Texas: Shedrick, a 6-11 graduate student, returned to the lineup after missing a game against Connecticut on Monday in New York. Shedrick, who underwent surgery to both shoulders during the offseason, was held out of the game Monday as a precaution after scoring a career-best 27 points in a season-high 27 minutes against Louisville on Sunday. He played 26 minutes against Wyoming. Texas is still awaiting the return of starter Dylan Disu, a 6-9 forward who is recovering from foot surgery.

Source : Spectrum Local News