Texas dedicates double overtime win to Andrew Jones
Texas dedicated its emotional double overtime win over TCU on Wednesday night to Andrew Jones, whose family announced earlier in the day that the guard has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Here was the scene after the 99-98 win over TCU. A few Longhorns players held up Jones’ jersey:
Earlier today, Texas announced star guard Andrew Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia.
Tonight, the Longhorns knocked off No. 16 TCU in double OT. pic.twitter.com/gksD11EcZV
— ESPN (@espn) January 11, 2018
Jacob Young, who had eight points in nine minutes, dedicated the win to Jones and held up his jersey after the game:
— Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) January 11, 2018
That was for you brother AJ1 !!! pic.twitter.com/bWXTF9o8JG
— Jacob Young (@YEAHLILJ) January 11, 2018
Texas coach Shaka Smart was especially emotional after the game. He was seen with tears in his eyes and delivered this statement after the game:
"I've been proud of our guys, the way they've fought and battled… Our guys really wanted to win for Andrew. He's the one that's been on our minds and on our hearts… I hope Drew is listening right now and knows we love him." — Shaka Smart
— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) January 11, 2018
Texas is now 11-5 after the win, while TCU drops to 13-3. This was easily the Longhorns’ biggest win of the season, and it all was for Jones.