After winning the first three games of the Sun Devil Classic by a combined score of 31-7, Texas lost two straight against Wisconsin and No. 15 Arizona State to finish the weekend flat in Tempe, Arizona.
Texas closed out the Big 12 Championship at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. After falling behind West Virginia on Wednesday night, Texas had some ground to cover before claiming first for three consecutive nights.
After a two-week absence, Texas returned home, bruised and scarred from its previous battles. The Longhorns, situated on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament bracket, suffered two consecutive road heartbreakers by a combined three points.
In 35 minutes of action against Iowa State, Jase Febres recorded a career-high in points and three-point field goals with 26 points and eight threes, the most three pointers made by a Longhorn in a single game since 2009.
A sold out crowd, the No. 2 team in the country and UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In front of the biggest regular season crowd since 2012, no one expected the No. 22 Longhorns to match the LSU Tigers, let alone beat them 8-1.