Second Round Highlights: (7) Texas 87 – (10) Arizona State 85


Texas - Arizona StateMILWAUKEE, WI – Cameron Ridley was Johnny-on-the-Spot, picking up Jonathan Holmes’s long miss off the floor and laying it in off the glass to beat the buzzer and give Texas a hard-fought 87-85 victory over scrappy Arizona State.

Texas maintained a multiple possession lead for most of the game, but Arizona State never went away, finally tying the score at 80 on a Jermaine Marshall three-pointer with 3:20 left in the second half.

It was a high-scoring affair, with six Longhorns and four Sun Devils all scoring in double figures.  Ridley’s 17 points and 12 rebounds paced the Longhorns, while his counter-part, center Jordan Bachynski, led the way for the Sun Devils with 25 points.

Texas will go on to face second-seeded Michigan in a Midwest Regional Third Round matchup on Saturday.

Wayne Larrivee and Kelly Tripucka called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(End-to-end-to-end scoring sets the high-tempo pace in the first half)

(Jonathan Holmes hits a layup and then Demarcus Holland follows up a steal with slam to open up a 27-21 early Longhorns lead)

(Jermaine Marshall’s triple bring ASU even at 80-80)

(Jordan Bachynski’s dunk gives ASU a late 83-32 lead)

(Ridley’s last second lay-in wins it for the Longhorns)

(Postgame interview with Texas’s Demarcus Holland)

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