NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A.J. Abrams scored 26 points for
Texas, and he, Connor Atchley and Dexter Pittman nearly outscored
Austin Peay on their own Friday in a 74-54 rout of the Governors in
the first round of the South Regional. Abrams scored 18 on 6-of-10
shooting from 3-point range, Atchley added 12 and Pittman 11 for
At 29-6, Texas is now one victory away from matching the school
record for wins. The 2005-06, which lost to LSU in the regional
finals of the tournament, finished 30-7.
Ernest Fields led the Governors with 14 points, 10 in the second
half. Todd Babington added 11.