J'Covan Brown scored a career-high 35
points to propel Texas to a 100-90 victory over Rhode Island on
Tuesday in the first round of the TicketCity Legends Classic.
The junior guard added six assists with no turnovers.
Jamal Wilson led the Rams (0-2) with 24 points after putting up
38 in a season-opening loss to George Mason.
Clint Chapman, the only Longhorn taller than 6-foot-7, had a
game-high eight rebounds, though the teams were an even 42-42 on
It was another physical test for undersized and young Texas
(2-0), which counts six freshmen among its nine scholarship
Texas went up by 17 early. But Rhode Island finished the first
half on a 20-7 run to enter halftime down 46-43.
The Rams took a 59-58 lead on a free throw by Blake Vedder, but
Texas freshman Sheldon McClellan finished a three-point play to put
his team back ahead.