http://content.draftexpress.com/gallery/QuincyAcy/1293744287.jpgMost likely, it was a game Texas had to win in order to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament which begins March 13th. After taking a 10 point lead over the Bears into halftime, mainly because of Baylorâ€™s poor (28%) shooting from the floor, Texas blew the double digit lead in the second half. Quincy Acy dumped in 26 points and grabbed 16 boards and basically dominated the Longhorns down the stretch. Baylorâ€™s Pierre Jackson led all players in scoring with a strong 25 point performance while Brady Heslip gave Baylor a lift with a barrage of 3 pointers.
The Longhorns have been plagued all season with losses in close games. This marks the second consecutive loss to Baylor and it marks the 28th time the Horns have lost to Baylor in 113 games played at the Erwin Center.
Jâ€™Covan brown led Texas in scoring with 18 points but it was Brownâ€™s turnover with 14 seconds left and Texas down by three that ultimately sealed the Texasâ€™ fate. The Longhorns now have a losing record in Big XII play (7-8) and an overall record of 17-11 with no wins against ranked teams. Barring an upset over the Kansas Jayhawks in the regular season finale or a conference tournament crown, the Longhorns will most likely be watching March Madness from the couch.
Texas was against the ropes before the Baylor game but now they are hanging by a thread. The Longhorns take on Texas Tech in Lubbock this Saturday in must -win matchup. Texas blew out the Red Raiders earlier this month in Austin 74-57.