Collier, a Preseason All-Big 12 selection, posted career highs at the Frank Erwin Center with 44 points and 14 made free throws while also snagging 16 rebounds. The junior kept the Longhorns afloat through a sloppy first half, scoring 22 of Texas’ 46 points without rest.
The 14-day quarantine period could prove costly once the season gets underway. During any given two-week period in Texas’ 27-game schedule, the team, or any player undergoing quarantine, would miss at least four games.
Redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones, who head coach Shaka Smart called the team’s best scorer, sat out of Wednesday night’s home opener due to COVID-19 precautions, but the Longhorns proved their depth was legitimate in a 91-55 victory over UT-Rio Grande Valley.