8:00 PM ET, November 14, 2008
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- The NCAA could move the 3-point line back even farther if it wanted to. Texas sharpshooter A.J. Abrams will just keep taking them and most likely making them.The Longhorns' career leader in 3-pointers had another big night, hitting five on his way to 21 points as Texas (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) opened the season with a 68-38 win over Stetson on Friday.Abrams didn't look the least bit bothered by the new 3-point distance of 20 feet, 9 inches -- a full foot farther back from last season. He even hit two that were easily from NBA range. It was the senior's 18th game with at least five 3-pointers. He now has 289 in his career.
• A.J. Abrams, the Longhorns' career leader in 3-pointers (289), hit five of them against Stetson. It was Abrams' 18th career game with at least five 3-pointers.
• Texas held Stetson to just 18 points in the first half and 26.5 percent shooting for the game.
• Stetson has lost 30 of its last 35 non-conference road games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||13-50 (.260)||27-50 (.540)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-19 (.211)||8-15 (.533)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-11 (.727)||6-16 (.375)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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