Dec 15, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Jonathan Holmes (10) dunks against the Texas State Bobcats during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Texas beat Texas State 75-63. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Beats Rice 57-41

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Sheldon McClellan scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as the Texas Longhorns shut down the Rice Owls 57-41

The Longhorns improved to 8-5 on the season. The Longhorns also improve to 7-0 at home this season and that is the same record Rick Barnes has against the Rice Owls at the University of Texas.

Julien Lewis scored 12 points going 4-7 from the field. Cameron Ridley had 6 points 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.

The Longhorns held the the Rice Owls to 31% shooting from the field. The Owls were able to shoot 33% from the 3 point line which kept the game close. The Longhorns and Owls were tied at 26 at the half and it wasn’t until after the 3rd media timeout that the Longhorns shut it down defensively and outscore the Rice Owls 14-3 in the final 7:50 of the game.

The Longhorns will begin Big 12 conference play next Saturday in Waco, Texas against the Baylor Bears. Gametime is set for 1pm Central on ESPNU.

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