Stud: Max Abmas, G
Another game, another second-half scoring run from senior guard Max Abmas. He and junior guard Tyrese Hunter combined to score roughly two dozen second-half points for the Longhorns to ensure West Virginia wasn't getting anywhere close to making this game close in the final 20 minutes.
Abmas has made a living off second-half scoring runs for the Longhorns in conference play. He leads the Big 12 in second-half points scored this season with 240.
In the second half of this game, Abmas registered 10 points on an efficient 3-of-4 shooting from the field, 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also registered four assists, two rebounds, and one block as he showed out on both ends of the floor down the stretch in this game.
Abmas was very close to getting his first double-double of the season. In the win over West Virginia, he racked up a season-high nine assists and six boards, in addition to his 19 total points.
The 19 points Abmas scored helped him continue to climb the all-time NCAA scoring list. He past the great Oscar Robertson for 12th in all-time points in the NCAA.
To sum things up, Abmas essentially impacted every part of this game for the Longhorns in what was essentially a positive all-around performance for the super senior guard. He registered a career-best 9-0 assist-to-turnover ratio while helping Texas keep close to West Virginia in the battle on the glass.