3. Kerwin Roach Jr. keeps playing up and down
For the entirety of the regular season for Texas basketball, senior shooting guard Kerwin Roach Jr. played up and down and the results in the win column reflect that. Roach Jr. is a very solid scorer for the Horns, but his play isn’t always as consistent as it needs to be to get this team where it could be.
In this win over Oklahoma State, Roach Jr. posted a team-high 16 points. He also managed four turnovers which was a game-high. Roach Jr. doesn’t usually have too much trouble with turning the ball over. His up and down shooting performances tend to be the biggest issue that emerges for Roach Jr. over the course of an entire season.
Roach Jr. did have a great shooting performance in this game, as he went 6-for-11 from the field. He also went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line to get just over the mark he’s posting this season of points per game, and 14.0. A few other areas where Roach Jr. excelled were with his three assists, two steals, and only one personal fouls.
Getting into foul trouble was a big problem for the Horns in this game, but Roach Jr. was one of the few that only had one. Roach Jr. and freshman point guard Courtney Ramey were the only two players in the starting five for the Horns that posted just a single personal foul. That is the type of thing you like to see from a senior leader for this team.