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Texas men’s hoops rank in the top 10 in terms of turnover margin, as they fared in other NCAA statistical rankings.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The No. 6 Texas Longhorns are used to big losses this season, and looking at NCAA Division I men’s basketball statistics, they also did a good job of taking care of the ball.

With a turnover ratio of 5.7, the Longhorns are tied for 6th in the nation with Kent State and TCU. The statistic is the difference between forced and committed losses per game, and while any positive number is considered good, the higher the number, the better the team is at limiting the opponent’s possessions and maximizing their own. Texas averages 17.4 forced turnovers per game, which is 18th in the nation, and they commit 11.7 turnovers per game.

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels leads the nation in turnover margins at 7.6, followed by Missouri and UCLA at 7.1.

Texas is also in the top 20 in ball exchange. The Longhorns are ranked 17th in the nation with 17.5 assists per game, and bringing back the turnover aspect, they are ranked 18th in assists to turnover ratio (1.5). This means the Longhorns average 1.5 passes for every pass they make, which is a sign of how good a team is at passing and moving the ball without giving it away. As of January 7, Texas has 263 assists and 175 assists.

The state of Colorado leads the nation in an aid-to-turnover ratio of 1.72.

The Longhorns are tied for 16th in fast break points per game with the Tennessee Martins and Tennessee State with 16th and 18th in scoring with 82.3 points per game. They also rank 23rd in field goal percentage with 48.6%.

Senior guard Marcus Carr is one of the best three-point shots in the country, ranking 22nd among qualified players with a scoring rate of 44.6%. He made 41 three-point shots in 92 attempts. Stephen Ashworth of Utah currently leads the nation with 52.7% shooting from long range.

Carr also ranks 33rd in the nation for an individual transfer-to-turnover ratio of 2.74. Dalvin White of Tennessee-Chattanooga leads the category with a score of 4.09.

Texas (13-2, 2-1 Big 12 Conference) hits the court again at 8:00 pm Wednesday against TCU at the Moody Center. The Longhorns are 9-1 at home this year.

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