Late 3-pointers help Texas beat Texas-Arlington 80-73 in OT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Connor Lammert and Eric Davis made 3-point shots late in overtime, enabling Texas to defeat Texas-Arlington 80-73 Tuesday night.
Lammert made his trey, assisted by Isaiah Taylor, with 1:12 remaining. Lammert then provided the assist for Davis' 3-pointer with 31 seconds left.
Taylor led Texas with 21 points, including five free throws in overtime. Javan Felix scored 18 for Texas.
Kevin Hervey led Texas-Arlington with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Drew Charles added 12 points.
Texas (3-3) missed two shots in the final 46 seconds of regulation, an open 3-pointer by Lammert and a driving attempt by Taylor.
In between those two efforts, Texas-Arlington (5-2) missed one, a layup by Erick Neal.
Texas-Arlington put together two long runs in the first half, 9-0 and 11-0, to take a 31-27 lead at the break. The Mavericks led by 10 after their second scoring streak.
Texas went scoreless for more than four minutes during the first Mavericks push. The Longhorns outdid themselves during the second Texas-Arlington run, failing to score for more than seven minutes.
The common denominator during both scoreless stretches was a sagging, aggressive Texas-Arlington defense that forced Texas to shoot from the perimeter. Fourteen of the Longhorns' 26 shots in the first half were 3-pointers. They converted just four.
Texas-Arlington: Sophomore center Kevin Hervey has scored in double-figures in all seven games this season, including a career-best 27 points in a win at Rice on Sunday. . The Mavericks, picked to finish eighth in the 11-team Sun Belt Conference by the league's coaches, won games at Ohio State and Memphis in a span of four days.
Texas: Longhorn guard Kendal Yancy was cleared to play Tuesday after missing three straight games with a concussion. Yancy, a junior reserve, played in the second half and made a 3-point basket. . The Longhorns are 11-0 in all-time against Texas-Arlington.
Texas-Arlington hosts North Texas on Thursday.
Texas hosts Samford on Friday.