AUSTIN (KXAN)- Longhorn senior Marcus Carr outscored Texas A&M-Commerce in the first half of #6 Texas’ 97-72 win over the Lions on Tuesday night at Moody Center. Carr tied a UT record with 33 first-half points (Jim Krivacs in the 2nd half in 1978) and most points in the first half by any Longhorn. Carr also set the UT record hitting eight three-pointers in the first half. Carr went on to score 41 points tying his career high that he set while playing at Minnesota. It marks the most points by a Longhorn since Reggie Freeman scored 43 in 1996. Carr’s 10 three-pointers are also a single-game UT record. Carr ended the night 13-for-19 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free throw line in 30 minutes.
The first-year Division 1 program from northeast Texas tied the game at 14-14 before Carr scored 15 of the next 17 points for Texas to grab that 18-point halftime lead. Freshman Dillon Mitchell scored a career-high 16 points in eight of nine from the field while fellow freshman Arterio Morris scored 12 points. While Tyrese Hunter scored a season-low two points, he handed out eight assists. Timmy Allen scored eight points while pulling down six rebounds and matching Hunter’s eight assists.
The Longhorns improve to 11-1 and 4-0 since the suspension of head coach Chris Beard following his arrest.
Texas opens Big 12 play Saturday at Oklahoma at 1 p.m.