Texas guard Rori Harmon was absent Wednesday night from the Longhorns’ 97-52 win over Jackson State.

Head coach Vic Schaefer provided no comment on Harmon’s injury after the game, only telling reporters that it happened during the team shootaround earlier in the day. Harmon, who spent the game on the bench for the Longhorns, appeared to be wearing a brace on her right knee, and she also was walking with a limp.

The junior guard is set to undergo testing Thursday, after which the school will issue a news release on the severity of the injury.

“We’ll know more [Thursday],” Schaefer said. “I don’t really have anything for you right now.”

The coach added that he didn’t say much to the team about Harmon before the game.

“My heart hurts for the kids that are out,” Schaefer said. “These (other) kids deserve my best. I’m proud of my team. They really rose to the occasion.”

Harmon is one of the best two-way guards in the country, with UConn head coach Geno Auriemma even saying that she’s “the best player we’ve played against this year, by far,” after UConn’s 80-68 loss to Texas in early December.

She had 27 points, 13 assists in that game and helped her team hold UConn’s Paige Bueckers to 13 points.

This is not the first time Harmon has been sidelined with an injury. She missed the first five games of the 2022-23 season with a foot injury. But she has established herself as a skilled defender, and she is averaging a team-high 7.8 assists (second in the country) and 3.1 steals per game. She also is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, both good for second on the Texas roster.

“Ain’t nobody on our team play harder than Rori Harmon,” Schaefer told ESPN early in December. “She brings that to the table every day, every practice, every game, and that’s what impacts your team in such a positive way.”

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball could have secured a share of the Big 12 regular-season title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a win Monday over Baylor. Instead, the Longhorns (22-8) left their home court in disappointment after a 63-54 loss.

Sophomore point guard Rori Harmon and coach Vic Schaefer both called out their team for the lack of effort in the defeat.

“It was pretty painful,” Harmon said. “It doesn’t feel like I’m getting the same energy I’m putting out on the court from some of the team. I almost take that personal. I’m not perfect at all — like, at all. That’s fine because most of the time, I’m going to play hard and it’s going to cover it up.

“When there’s not enough effort and energy, I take that personal because now I feel like you don’t want it anymore. That’s how I felt. And that’s how I feel.”

While Harmon did not have her best game, shooting 5-for-18 from the field, she contributed 12 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Just three Texas players finished in double digits, including Harmon, guard Shaylee Gonzales (10) and center Taylor Jones (15).

“We kind of had the perfect stage,” Jones said. “We had a chance to win the championship tonight. And we came out dead.”

Texas gave up 17 turnovers in front of a season-high crowd of 10,763 fans at the Moody Center, which did not help a Longhorns roster depleted by injuries. Still, the team holds a half-game lead over Oklahoma and can clinch at least a piece of the Big 12 title with a win in their final game Saturday at Kansas State.

“We just kicked an opportunity to do something cool in front of our fans,” said Schaefer, who described his team as “lackadaisical” against the Bears. “Now are we going to do something about it?”