Damarcus Croaker converted both of his three-point attempts in a span of 31 seconds of the first half during his debut as a Longhorn on Friday night.
The Longhorns badly need that kind of shooting this basketball season, but the freshman guard ended up playing just three minutes of the season opener, a 76-73 win against Mercer.
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TEXAS (1-0) VS. SOUTH ALABAMA (1-0)
7 p.m. Tuesday, LHN
*assists per game
Notes: This marks the start of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Regional Rounds. The Longhorns face Stephen F. Austin on Friday and Houston Baptist on Nov. 18 in the next two rounds. Win or lose, the Longhorns will advance to the championship rounds Nov. 25 and 26 in Kansas City. Texas faces Brigham Young in the semis and DePaul or Wichita State the next day. … South Alabama opened its season Friday with a 74-58 win over Detroit at home. The Jaguars limited Detroit to 28.9 percent shooting accuracy but hit just 36.4 themselves.