Horns Beat Gophers 76-62 With Abrams Onslaught

Texas wins fourth straight opener with barrage of 3-pointers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2009 2:12 AM CDT
Texas' A.J. Abrams (3) high-fives fans after the Longhorns' 76-62 win over Minnesota in a first-round men's NCAA college basketball tournament game in Greensboro, N.C., yesterday.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – The Texas Longhorns set up a second-round match against Duke with a 76-62 win over Minnesota in their NCAA opener, reports AP. AJ Abrams—whose 3-pointers were credited with getting the Longhorns to within a game of the Final Four last year—was as deadly as ever at long range, sinking eight 3-pointers, including a run of six straight treys that blew open a close game in the second half.