Texas 56, Sam Houston St. 40
Alexis Wangmene scored 13 points, providing the key baskets
late, as Texas shook off a terrible shooting night to beat Sam
Houston State 56-40 on Saturday.
Jonathon Holmes scored 14 points and Sheldon McClellan added 12
for Texas (3-2), which had four players score in double figures to
snap a two-game losing skid.
The Longhorns, who lost all five starters from last season and
have just nine recruited scholarship players, shot 32 percent.
Texas didn’t build a comfortable lead until a McClellan dunk and a
tip-in by Wangmene put the Longhorns ahead 45-35 with just under 4
minutes to play.
Konner Tucker and Darius Gatson each scored 10 points for the
Bearkats, (1-5) who have lost five in a row.