TRENDING: Longhorns star set another record, as he surpasses another legend on the all-time scoring list

Austin — Texas Longhorns guard Max Abmas is enjoying a memorable senior season owing to some high-level scoring and a pair of game-winners, but it’s the history he’s making that makes it even more meaningful. The Oral Roberts transfer has had no trouble scoring in his first season in the Big 12 and is quickly passing NCAA superstars on the all-time career scoring list as a result. In Saturday’s overwhelming 94-58 home win over West Virginia, Abmas finished with 19 points, moving him beyond Hall of Fame player Oscar Robertson (2,973 points). This season, Abmas has passed prominent players such as Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Manning, JJ Redick, Elvin Hayes, and Larry Bird.

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With 2,987 career points, Abmas is getting close to the coveted 3,000-point threshold. Only 11 other players in NCAA Division I history have attained that mark. “You get 3000 points, I mean, that’s an incredible college career,” Texas coach Rodney Terry said following Saturday’s victory. “A special college career, but he’d trade it for a Final Four tomorrow.” If he maintains his season-long double-digit scoring streak, and depending on how many games Texas plays this season, Abmas may conceivably climb into the top five on the all-time scoring chart to finish his college career.

Abmas ended with 19 points, six rebounds, and a season-high nine assists. He shot 6 of 13 and 5 of 12 from deep. Abmas and the Longhorns (16-8, 5-6) will travel to No. 5 Houston (21-3, 8-3) on Saturday at 12 p.m. CT.

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