Breaking down a rough five minutes in Morgantown

Mohamed Bamba (Will Gallagher/IT)

With 11:32 left to play in the second half of Saturday’s game between the Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers, junior forward Dylan Osetkowski rattled home a step-through lay-up to cut the Mountaineer lead to just eight.

After that bucket, the Longhorns wouldn’t score for almost five minutes.

Just stuff

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

This has been about the damnedest ride in many a year for us junkies. Hiring Herman has certainly been a hoot in so many different directions. Attempting to read his mind is about akin to winning the lottery. The variety of thoughts mired in my limited capacity has amounted to an endless stream of wtf’s too often but I still smile when I say that.

Carson chooses Texas

Daniel Carson (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Texas’ class of 2018 continues to grow in size and talent. Today, the Longhorns added someone with both.

2018 Independence (MO) William Chrisman DL Daniel Carson committed to Texas today. Carson had competing offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Miami (FL), and Ohio State among others.

Recruiting Q&A: Three Weeks Remain

2018 Texas commits (via Twitter)

Many will want absolute answers when there’s still a lot of uncertainty, but Texas is poised for a very fine finish on defensive line, though finding a Rover is still a concern. I’d also like to see more traction with slot receiver. The staff could defer to 2019 if necessary.

Roach leads upset of No. 8 Red Raiders, 67-58

Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)

Chris Beard’s eighth-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders presented Texas with several challenges similar to those they had already faced this conference season. Could they survive without sophomore guard Andrew Jones? Could they hold serve with another top-rated Big 12 team? Could they hold a double-digit lead during conference play? Tonight, Shaka Smart’s Longhorns answered each with an emphatic yes.