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No. 7 Texas holds Colorado State to 11 points in first half, wins 56-44 to advance to Round 2

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Mar 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-21 21:17:28-04

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Max Abmas and Dylan Disu each scored 12 points, and No. 7 seed Texas held Colorado State to 11 points in the first half en route to a 56-44 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Longhorns will meet the winner of second-seeded Tennessee and No. 15 St. Peter's.

Isaiah Stevens and Joel Scott had 10 points apiece for the Rams (25-11), who shot 29% from the field. Colorado State, which held Virginia to 14 first-half points in the First Four game on Tuesday, jumped out to an 8-2 lead before the wheels came off.

The Rams missed 18 of their next 19 shots and scored just three points over the final 15 1/2 minutes of the first half.