“Our guys really wanted to win for Andrew,” Longhorns coach Shaka Smart said after the game. “He’s the one that’s been on our minds and on our hearts and I’m really proud of the way they fought. I hope (Jones is) listening right now. I hope he knows we love him.
Before suffering a wrist injury in early December, Jones— a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Irving, Texas— led the Longhorns in scoring with 15.3 points per game.