The Texas Longhorns pulled away from the St. Francis Red Flash in the second half, winning 78-46. Texas was never really threatened and ended the first half with a 13 point lead. I tuned out for the final twenty, opting for the Kansas State-Arizona tilt instead. Thus, I missed half of the Myles Turner show.
The precocious freshman went 11-12 from the field, hitting three 3's en route to a career high 25 points. He added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Oh yeah, and 3 blocks, 2 assists, 1 steal, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Turner played a career high 25 minutes, partly due to Prince Ibeh leaving two minutes into the game due to a back issue. Javan Felix was also on the shelf with a foot problem. Though Felix dressed, he never played. In his absence, Kendal Yancy started his first game of the season at the 1.
It's no fun to shorten a rotation due to injury, but Yancy acquitted himself well in the start, scoring 12 points and adding 6 rebounds. He had nary an assist, though. Demarcus Holland shared ball-handling duties and had 4 assists, and Jonathan Holmes opted to dish instead of shoot, adding 5 dimes.
Cam Ridley straightened out his season against a short lineup. He went 7-8 for 16 points and chipped in 5 boards and 3 blocks. I could live without those 4 turnovers.
With both Felix and Isaiah Taylor out, Jordan Barnett and Damarcus Croaker saw season-highs in minutes played, with 17 and 23, respectively. They also shot a combined 2-12 and 0-6 from distance. Yikes.
Both Ibeh and Felix looked able to play if the game was at all close. Hopefully, both will return for Sunday's game against the Connecticut Huskies. Happy Thanksgiving, all. Hook 'em.