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Rodney Terry provides injury update on Kadin Shedrick

FaceProfileby:Thomas Goldkamp01/10/24

Texas managed to win a pivotal Big 12 road contest in the waning moments on Tuesday night thanks to some Max Abmas heroics, surviving a game in which talented forward Kadin Shedrick did not play due to injury.

After the game, coach Rodney Terry broke down what caused Shedrick to miss the contest.

“Yeah, you know what, in the (Texas Tech) game toward the latter part of the game on Saturday at home he suffered an injury,” Terry said. “Nothing that’s going to keep him out for an extended period of time, but tonight we just felt like he needed to rest tonight. It wasn’t a game where we needed to put him at risk, put him in position that was going to keep him out any longer than the time he’s out.”

The gamble paid off for Texas, which saw Abmas secure victory down the stretch.

Down one and the clock running down, Abmas received the ball from Dylan Disu before dribbling to his right. Abmas took two dribbles, pulled up, and made the bucket. A friendly kick of the rim helped, but it gave Texas its own one-point lead.

Cincinnati went down the other side of the court and missed a three-point attempt as time expired, preventing Texas from starting 0-2 in conference play.

The Longhorns will certainly be hoping Kadin Shedrick doesn’t miss an extended period of time, and Terry sounded optimistic his star forward will be back soon.

“We look to get him back, again, a great trainer in Warren (Young),” Terry said. “Great strength and conditioning coach in Cory (Schlesinger). They’ll do a great job mending him over the next couple days and hopefully he’s ready to go on Saturday at another tough venue up in West Virginia. Tough place to play and a good team over there as well.”

Shedrick has been a bit up and down in terms of production this season, but he’s had some big games, including a double-double against Texas State.

He scored 27 in a win over Louisville, 17 in games against Wyoming and UT-Arlington and 15 in games against Rice and Houston Christian.

So far this season Kadin Shedrick is averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals per game. The former Virginia transfer ranks fifth on the team in scoring, with five players averaging double-figures.

Texas will return to action on Saturday with a road trip to West Virginia. The game will tip off at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

On3’s Griffin McVeigh also contributed to this report.