NCAAB Game Recap - Eastern Illinois at Texas
Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00 PM EST

MSU
87
Kansas
92
F
Duke
118
KY
84
F
IdaSt
79
Gonz
120
F
Tows
42
UVA
73
F
(N/A)
41
Tenn
86
F
BYU
70
Nev
86
F
UNC
78
Woff
67
F
Morg
77
Vill
100
F
SthAL
58
Aub
101
F
PorSt
57
Oreg
84
F
E WA
34
Syr
66
F
Fla
60
FlaSt
81
F
Norf
44
Mich
63
F
IPFW
71
UCLA
96
F
Citad
80
Clem
100
F
SeLA
63
LSU
94
F
Fairf
57
Purd
90
F
W Ky
55
Wash
73
F
(N/A)
54
WIGB
110
F
StFPA
67
Buff
82
F
RocMI
67
E MI
77
F
KTChr
82
MorSt
102
F
Rider
70
UCF
84
F
LoyMD
55
StJon
76
F
Wagn
49
Seton
89
F
Sien
67
Prov
77
F
ChiSt
55
Ind
104
F
(N/A)
58
Ford
106
F
Brev
51
SCSt
99
F
AlaAM
63
SoFL
80
F
(N/A)
58
JMU
86
F
Maris
69
Army
73
F
Colg
78
NJIT
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
58
Hamp
110
F
Detr
76
W MI
89
F
(N/A)
56
VMI
89
F
YSU
53
Pitt
69
F
IL-C
67
ND
84
F
FlaAM
65
Jacksn
50
F
(N/A)
66
Harv
78
F
Stony
77
GrgWas
74
F(OT)
(N/A)
48
Furm
102
F
Clev
63
David
83
F
(N/A)
39
Dart
114
F
Presb
73
Charl
85
F
WIMil
53
BC
73
F
IndSt
69
Ball
86
F
(N/A)
54
AbCh
107
F
(N/A)
62
App
125
F
JWCO
65
AF
90
F
FlGlf
66
IlSt
74
F
(N/A)
38
NoKY
102
F
(N/A)
56
Longw
84
F
GWebb
57
VACom
69
F
USC-Up
52
SCar
65
F
Bry
63
URI
97
F
(N/A)
57
Radf
91
F
Navy
44
OlDom
67
F
MtStM
55
NCSU
105
F
(N/A)
54
UNH
108
F
Chat
80
Charl
69
F
(N/A)
76
LongI
109
F
CenCT
75
Hartfo
68
F
ETSU
68
GASt
74
F
Penn
72
GMas
71
F
(N/A)
67
CenMI
98
F
(N/A)
52
BGSU
91
F
(N/A)
50
Akr
70
F
SacHr
81
HolyC
93
F
(N/A)
47
CoCar
91
F
TxWes
71
SFA
83
F
LaSal
67
Temp
75
F
ETXB
64
SamH
85
F
UNCG
74
NCAT
66
F
UMassL
75
UMass
83
F
Del
67
MD
73
F
UNCW
93
Campbl
97
F(OT)
InWor
37
TxTch
87
F
N AL
74
Samf
91
F
(N/A)
69
MidTN
91
F
(N/A)
54
NIU
93
F
(N/A)
60
Troy
95
F
Oral
50
MOSt
84
F
(N/A)
55
N TX
89
F
(N/A)
48
N DA
104
F
(N/A)
51
NrthIA
97
F
(N/A)
58
Nich
86
F
ULMo
75
JackSt
66
F
CS-Ful
94
AzSt
102
F(2OT)
LaTec
71
WichSt
58
F
(N/A)
84
TexPA
91
F
Alc
56
Tuls
73
F
TNTec
61
Mem
76
F
(N/A)
43
LoyMa
75
F
HuTil
59
Lamar
79
F
Boston
77
NE
74
F
GrCan
74
SDSt
79
F
Corn
86
Bingha
75
F
Copp
63
Wisc
85
F
(N/A)
65
Valpa
121
F
TXTyl
66
TexAr
90
F
StLeo
64
Rice
80
F
MsVl
37
Nebras
106
F
NebOm
76
Minn
104
F
OakCi
53
APSU
114
F
Pacif
74
SIU-E
65
F
E IL
59
Tex
71
F
SEMO
65
StLou
75
F
(N/A)
66
SoMis
111
F
CenAR
55
Mizzu
68
F
AlSt
53
IaSt
79
F
Mercer
67
UAB
75
F
South
62
Alab
82
F
(N/A)
53
Lipsco
97
F
(N/A)
80
ULLa
121
F
(N/A)
68
ChaSo
100
F
DelSt
56
ECU
81
F
IUPUI
69
Xav
82
F
Elon
62
Manh
56
F
MD-ES
53
GTown
68
F
W IL
67
Crei
78
F
(N/A)
63
S UT
109
F
Leh
85
Monm
61
F
(N/A)
71
UtVal
96
F
Cnten
62
NWSt
102
F
UCRiv
59
OrSt
72
F
(N/A)
63
UTEP
90
F
UtSt
101
MTSt
71
F
UMBC
42
Marq
67
F
Maine
50
Denv
63
F
UMKC
45
LoyIL
76
F
SprH
66
NOrl
95
F
CmbTN
58
TN-M
91
F
NDSt
56
NMSt
73
F
Winth
79
Vand
92
F
TXSo
72
Baylor
69
F
Seatt
74
Stan
96
F
AKAnc
63
Fres
91
F
UCSB
76
Wyo
66
F
ArkPB
60
SDSU
76
F
(N/A)
103
Portl
111
F
NM
87
CSNor
84
F
USF
76
UCDav
42
F
Web
66
USD
83
F
Ida
68
UCIrv
86
F
RobM
62
USC
83
F

Nov 6, 2018, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Eastern Illinois (0-1)

28

31

59

Texas (1-0)

38

33

71

Jones returns as Texas tops Eastern Illinois 71-59
Tue Nov 6, 2018 11:36 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Andrew Jones, missing from the Texas lineup since he was diagnosed with leukemia in January, made his long-anticipated return on Tuesday night.

Jones, a junior guard, received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the second half. He produced a point, a rebound, a steal and an assist in nine minutes as the Longhorns defeated Eastern Illinois 71-59 in the season opener.

"It's great to see Andrew out on the court," Texas coach Shaka Smart said. "I loved the way the crowd and everyone in the building reacted to him going in the game."

How much Jones gets to play this season is uncertain. Jones, who was not made available to reporters on Tuesday, will leave the team temporarily on Dec. 10 to undergo another round of chemotherapy. For now, he just wants to be one of the guys.

"He wants to be treated like he's one of us," teammate Matt Coleman said. "It felt good having him out there. It's good to see the fans really care about him."

Coleman had 13 points and seven assists for the Longhorns, while Jaxson Hayes, a 6-foot-11 freshman, scored 12.

Rade Kukobat led Eastern Illinois with 12 points and Mack Smith scored 11.

Eastern Illinois committed 19 turnovers, several induced by the Longhorns' full-court pressure defense, a strategy Smart employed more when he was at Virginia Commonwealth than during the last three seasons at Texas.

Eastern Illinois coach Jay Spoonhour said that defensive style is difficult to face early in the season when teams are still installing offensive tactics.

"We worked on press offense, believe it or not," Spoonhour said. "What they are doing is really, really hard to play against. After we settled down, we did fine."

BIG PICTURE

Eastern Illinois: The Panthers, picked to finish seventh in the 12-team Ohio Valley Conference by the league's coaches and sports information directors, need time to coalesce. They have four new starters, all junior college transfers. The 6-foot-9 Kukobat is one of them. Another, 6-foot-5 forward JaQualis Matlock, showed some promise in the first half, scoring eight points while working inside against the taller Longhorns. He missed with his only shot attempt in the second half.

Texas: The Longhorns won't provide a full glimpse of themselves until they face Arkansas on Friday. Senior guard Kerwin Roach II missed the opener while serving a one-game suspension for a violation of unspecified team rules several months ago. Roach averaged 12.3 points a game last season, fourth best on the team, while leading the Longhorns with 47 steals. The Longhorns hit 32 percent of their 3-pointers against Eastern Illinois, the same accuracy that ranked last in the Big 12 last season.

TURNING POINT

Texas struggled for most of the first half but made a 15-0 push toward the end to take a 10-point lead at the break.

"I think they got real serious about playing," Spoonhour said.

Elijah Mitrou-Long had a hand in the first 10 of those points, with two driving layups, a 3-point basket, and an assist. Mitrou-Long, a guard averaged 15 points a game at Mount St. Mary's in 2016-17 before transferring to Texas and sitting out last season.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

None. The Longhorns, 19-15 last season, received only five votes in The Associated Press preseason 25 poll, landing them in 45th place.

INJURY UPDATE

Eastern Illinois guard Terrell Lewis is back for his second senior season after receiving a medical redshirt from the NCAA. He appeared in eight games last season before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He missed the game Tuesday with another injury but should be back soon.

Texas reserve forward Royce Hamm missed the game with a right knee injury, but he is expected back soon.

UP NEXT

Eastern Illinois: The Panthers are at IUPUI on Saturday. Eastern Illinois defeated IUPUI 80-79 last season at home in Charleston, Ill. Eastern's Terrell Lewis, now a senior, made two free throws with six seconds left.

Texas: The Longhorns face Arkansas on Friday in the Armed Forces Classic at Fort Bliss in El Paso. The Longhorns last played the Razorbacks in December, 2016, with Arkansas winning 77-74 in Houston.

More AP college basketball at

https://apnews.com/Collegebasketballand https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Leaders

Eastern Illinois PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Liddell 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Coleman III 13 0 7 3 2 0

Team Comparison

E IL Tex
Points For 59 71
Field Goals 20/56-36% 26/52-50%
Three Pointers 6/23-26% 8/25-32%
Free Throws 13/18-72% 11/20-55%
Offensive Rebounds 10 6
Defensive Rebounds 24 29
Rebounds 37 37
Blocks 4 2
Steals 9 7
Turnovers 19 16
Personal Fouls 15 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Tex Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 6 E IL 59 @ Tex 71 A. Diallo 2 A. Jones 1

Game Information

Stadium: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 7,522
Game Time: