But Holmes scored the Longhorns’ first eight points of the second half, fueling a 17-7 Texas run. Prince Ibeh’s lay-up with 6:22 to go made it a one-possession game for the first time since the 16:58 mark of the first half and Isaiah Taylor converted a lay-up to give the Longhorns a 73-72 lead, their first since there was 19:09 remaining in the first half.
Virginia Tech 87, West Virginia 82: Freshman Ben Emelogu scored a game-high 22 points to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia 87-82 on Tuesday.
Adam Smith added 19 points for the Hokies (1-1), who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the first half. Smith scored seven of Virginia Tech’s last nine points.
Smith’s three-point play with 33.2 seconds to play gave the Hokies an 83-79 lead, and after West Virginia’s Remi Dibo hit a 3-pointer with 23.7 seconds left to cut the lead to one, Smith hit two free throws to push the lead to 85-82 with 16.2 seconds remaining.
West Virginia (1-1) had a chance to tie the game, but Nathan Adrian’s 3-pointer was short and Virginia Tech’s Devin Wilson got the rebound. He made two free throws with 5 seconds left to seal the game for Virginia Tech.
Wilson finished with 16 points for the Hokies. Dibo led West Virginia with 17 points.
Iowa State 80, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 50: DeAndre Kane led five players in double figures with 15 points and Iowa State rolled past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-50 on Tuesday night.
Dustin Hogue and Matt Thomas each had 13 for the Cyclones (2-0), who overcame a somewhat sluggish start with an 18-2 run to start the second half.
Georges Niang, who added 12 points and five assists, put the Cyclones ahead by 20 with a jumper. Thomas’s layup with 14:44 left made it 50-28 Iowa State.
Monte Morris converted a four-point play with 8:20 left to give the Cyclones a 30-point lead.