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Febres cans 8 treys, leads Texas past Iowa State 86-69

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Nearly 13 minutes into Texas' game against Iowa State on Saturday, the Longhorns' most prolific 3-point shooter had not launched even one attempt.

Coach Shaka Smart, intent on rectifying that problem, instructed point guard Matt Coleman III to direct the ball to Jase Febres.

''I finally told Matt, `get the guy a shot,''' Smart said.

Coleman found his teammate, and Febres made a shot. From there, Febres kept going, converting 8 of 10 3-point attempts and scoring 26 as Texas defeated Iowa State 86-69.

Both the total points and 3-point baskets are career-bests for the sophomore guard.

Febres has started the last three games, replacing the suspended Kerwin Roach II. During those games Febres has hit 20 of 39 3-pointers.

''I had a lot of open looks,'' Febres said. ''A lot of teams now deny me (the ball). But I was wide open and (teammates) kept feeding me.''

Much to the surprise of at least one Texas teammate and to the disappointment of Iowa State coach Steve Prohm.

''Am I shocked?'' said Texas guard Eli Mitrou-Long, answering a question. ''Yeah, I am. The way he's shooting the ball, I think I'd deny him the whole game.''

Prohm said the Cyclones knew not to leave Febres open.

''He's the one guy we knew we couldn't lose,'' Prohm said.

Courtney Ramey scored 18 for Texas (16-13, 8-8 in Big 12), hitting 3 of 4 3-pointers. The Longhorns converted 15 of 25 from distance. Mitrou-Long and Dylan Osetkowski scored 13 apiece.

Coleman made 10 assists.

Marial Shayok led Iowa State (20-9, 9-7) with 22 points, and Lindell Wigginton scored 16.

The Cyclones have lost three of their last four games and are not playing well, Prohm said. But, added Shayok, ''I have no doubt we can figure it out.''

BIG PICTURE

Iowa State: The Cyclones were without Cameron Lard, a 6-9 key reserve forward who was suspended for a violation of team rules. Prohm said he and Lard will meet on Monday and that could determine if Lard returns Wednesday at West Virginia. Lard was suspended for the month of November as well, also for a violation of team rules. Lard averages 6.8 points a game in Big 12 competition with 70 percent shooting accuracy from the field. Iowa State converted 6 of 17 3-pointers against Texas after hitting 11 of 23 while beating Oklahoma on Monday, including 8 of 14 in the second half.

Texas: Roach, the Longhorns leading scorer, missed his third straight game while under indefinite suspension for a violation of an unspecified team rule. The school has not specified if and when he will return. The Longhorns lost the first two games he missed by a total of three points.

INJURY UPDATES

Iowa State Starter Nick Weiler-Babb played just six minutes in the second half after suffering a bruised knee late in the first half.

Texas center Jaxson Hayes left the game after getting hit in the face while competing for a rebound early in the second half. A team spokesman said Hayes did not suffer a concussion.

Both players are expected back for the next game, the two coaches said.

LESSON LEARNED

Texas blew a 19-point second-half lead before losing to Baylor in overtime on Wednesday. The Longhorns led Iowa State by 21 early in the second half, and the Cyclones cut it to 15 twice, the best they could do.

''Obviously, experience is the best teacher,'' Mitrou-Long said.

UP NEXT

Iowa State is at West Virginia on Wednesday. Iowa State beat West Virginia 93-68 on Jan. 30 in Ames. Wigginton scored 28 for the Cyclones, converting 7 of 11 from the field and 13 of 16 free throws.

Texas is at Texas Tech on Monday. Tech beat Texas 68-62 in Austin on Jan. 12 in Austin behind 22 points from Matt Mooney - 14 in the second half.

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Key Players
N. Weiler-Babb
1 G
K. Roach II
12 G
31.2 Min. Per Game 31.2
15.0 Pts. Per Game 15.0
3.1 Ast. Per Game 3.1
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
41.4 Field Goal % 43.7
37.8 Three Point % 34.4
76.9 Free Throw % 73.6
+ 1 Lindell Wigginton made free throw 29.0
  Shooting foul on Gerald Liddell 29.0
+ 2 Lindell Wigginton made layup 29.0
+ 2 Gerald Liddell made jump shot 41.0
  Defensive rebound by Jase Febres 1:08
  Michael Jacobson missed free throw 1:08
  Personal foul on Courtney Ramey 1:08
+ 3 Courtney Ramey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dylan Osetkowski 1:33
+ 2 Michael Jacobson made layup, assist by Lindell Wigginton 2:03
+ 2 Dylan Osetkowski made layup 2:08
  Defensive rebound by Elijah Mitrou-Long 2:31
Team Stats
Points 69 86
Field Goals 25-55 (45.5%) 29-53 (54.7%)
3-Pointers 6-17 (35.3%) 15-25 (60.0%)
Free Throws 13-17 (76.5%) 13-15 (86.7%)
Total Rebounds 30 26
Offensive 10 6
Defensive 15 18
Team 5 2
Assists 9 18
Steals 4 3
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 10 7
Fouls 14 16
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 3 REB
26 PTS, 4 REB
12T
away team logo Iowa State 20-9 264369
home team logo Texas 16-13 384886
Team Stats
away team logo Iowa State 20-9 76.9 PPG 37.7 RPG 15.1 APG
home team logo Texas 16-13 71.0 PPG 36.4 RPG 13.2 APG
Key Players
3
M. Shayok G 18.7 PPG 4.9 RPG 2.0 APG 49.6 FG%
13
J. Febres G 8.9 PPG 3.0 RPG 0.4 APG 39.3 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Shayok G 22 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
J. Febres G 26 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
45.5 FG% 54.7
35.3 3PT FG% 60.0
76.5 FT% 86.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Shayok 22 3 0 8/14 3/5 3/4 2 36 1 1 5 1 2
M. Jacobson 8 5 0 4/8 0/0 0/1 2 24 0 0 0 2 3
N. Weiler-Babb 5 0 2 2/4 1/2 0/0 0 23 2 0 0 0 0
T. Horton-Tucker 5 2 1 1/10 0/3 3/4 4 20 0 0 1 1 1
T. Haliburton 2 4 2 0/2 0/2 2/2 1 36 1 0 0 2 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Shayok 22 3 0 8/14 3/5 3/4 2 36 1 1 5 1 2
M. Jacobson 8 5 0 4/8 0/0 0/1 2 24 0 0 0 2 3
N. Weiler-Babb 5 0 2 2/4 1/2 0/0 0 23 2 0 0 0 0
T. Horton-Tucker 5 2 1 1/10 0/3 3/4 4 20 0 0 1 1 1
T. Haliburton 2 4 2 0/2 0/2 2/2 1 36 1 0 0 2 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Wigginton 16 6 4 5/8 2/4 4/5 1 28 0 1 2 2 4
G. Conditt IV 11 4 0 5/7 0/0 1/1 1 16 0 1 0 2 2
Z. Talley Jr. 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0
T. Lewis 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 7 0 0 1 0 1
Z. Griffin 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
P. Nixon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Lard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boothe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Steyer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Schuster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 25 9 25/55 6/17 13/17 14 200 4 3 10 10 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Febres 26 4 0 9/11 8/10 0/0 3 35 0 0 1 1 3
C. Ramey 18 1 2 6/9 3/4 3/4 4 29 1 0 2 1 0
D. Osetkowski 13 5 2 4/8 1/4 4/4 2 21 1 1 0 2 3
M. Coleman III 5 4 10 2/7 0/2 1/2 2 25 0 0 1 0 4
J. Hayes 4 2 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 19 0 0 2 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Febres 26 4 0 9/11 8/10 0/0 3 35 0 0 1 1 3
C. Ramey 18 1 2 6/9 3/4 3/4 4 29 1 0 2 1 0
D. Osetkowski 13 5 2 4/8 1/4 4/4 2 21 1 1 0 2 3
M. Coleman III 5 4 10 2/7 0/2 1/2 2 25 0 0 1 0 4
J. Hayes 4 2 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 19 0 0 2 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Mitrou-Long 13 3 3 4/11 2/4 3/3 0 27 1 0 0 0 3
K. Hepa 3 3 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 19 0 0 0 0 3
J. Sims 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 2 13 0 1 1 1 0
G. Liddell 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Hamm Jr. 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 0 0 0 1
B. Nevins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Whiteside 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Roach II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Cunningham - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 86 24 18 29/53 15/25 13/15 16 200 3 2 7 6 18