NCAAB Game Recap - California Baptist at Texas
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

California Baptist (2-1)

22

32

54

Texas (3-0)

26

41

67

Ramey leads Texas past California Baptist 67-54
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:31 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) During Shaka Smart's first four seasons as Texas coach, the Longhorns lost four games at home to mid-major opponents, including Radford last November.

Courtney Ramey would not allow that to happen again. After Texas led California Baptist by only four points at halftime, Ramey rallied his team. He scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and Texas defeated the Lancers 67-54 Tuesday night.

"It was like this is our Radford game," Ramey said. "We can't lose this one."

Texas (3-0) shot just 28.6% in the first half. But the Longhorns made a 15-5 push to start the second half, Ramey contributing five baskets and an assist. The Longhorns shot 64% in the second half, with Ramey hitting six of seven.

Ramey, a sophomore, matched his career-high while helping Texas extend a winning streak to eight games, the first five while winning the NIT last season.

"When you are training defensively to start the year, you tell players you are ultimately gonna run into players who can shoot it, drive it and make shots off the dribble," California Baptist coach Rick Croy said. "He's that. He's very confident and they give him space."

Jericho Sims had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Longhorns. Andrew Jones scored 11.

Milan Acquaah led Cal Baptist (2-1) with 17 points and Ferron Flavors Jr. added 14.

Texas led by 14 early in the second half, but Cal Baptist cut the deficit to three with consecutive 3-point baskets by Acquaah and Flavors with 7:23 left.

Texas responded with a 3-pointer by Jase Febres, a dunk by Sims, and two free throws by Ramey.

Febres' 3-pointer from the right corner, assisted by Matt Coleman, came after a timeout.

"He stuck a big one," Croy said. "At that point of the game they were struggling to make field goals. That kind of openeds things up for them. We couldn't really touch them after that."

BIG PICTURE

California Baptist: In their first two games, the Lancers averaged 30.5 3-point attempts with an impressive 42.6% accuracy. Part of Texas' strategy against the Lancers - and other opponents - is to limit 3-point shots. Cal Baptist converted just 8 of 23, attempting only nine in the first half. The difference between the first two games and this one?

"Texas," Croy said. "They are committed defensively. They made it really hard on us. The energy and effort they are playing with, it's gonna be tough for anyone to score against them."

The Lancers missed 10 of 16 free throws.

Texas: The Longhorns were wildly inconsistent during Smart's first four seasons as coach, so close observers were interested in how they would perform after a big victory at then-No. 23 Purdue on Saturday. Texas did not seem to suffer a letdown in defensive effort against California Baptist, but the offense was lacking for a half until Ramey steered them in the right direction to start the second half.

STILL SEARCHING

Will Baker, a highly recruited 6-foot-11 freshman for Texas, has missed all eight of his shots this season, seven of them 3-pointers. Smart has no issue with Baker's shot selection. Baker has a reputation for making perimeter shots.

"One of the best things he does is shoot the 3," Smart said. "It's easy for anyone to say well, he hasn't made anything. We've played three games. You gotta give the guy a chance."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Texas did not receive a single vote in the AP preseason poll. But the Longhorns vaulted to No. 28 in votes received on Monday after winning at then-No. 23 Purdue. They weren't overwhelming against Cal Baptist but didn't do anything to hurt their standing.

UP NEXT

Texas is at home on Friday against Prairie View A&M. They have met only once, a game won by Texas 110-38 in December 2005. Current NBA players LaMarcus Aldridge and P.J. Tucker were on that Texas team.

Cal Baptist is at California on Friday. It will be their first meeting.

Leaders

California Baptist PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Nottage 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Morison 0 0 0 1 0 0
Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Baker 0 0 0 0 0 1

Team Comparison

CBap Tex
Points For 54 67
Field Goals 20/58-34% 26/60-43%
Three Pointers 8/23-35% 6/22-27%
Free Throws 6/16-38% 9/14-64%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 25 29
Rebounds 42 43
Blocks 1 6
Steals 3 11
Turnovers 16 13
Personal Fouls 10 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Tex Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 CBap 54 @ Tex 67 Z. Pirog 3 R. Hamm Jr. 2

Game Information

Stadium: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 8,157
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