Starting a game by making two of your first 16 shots is not typically a recipe for basketball success. Not surprisingly, that output didn’t work out too well for the Texas basketball team Monday night, as the baffling Longhorns lost to the Oklahoma Sooners 70-49 at the Erwin Center.
Here are my Five Quick Thoughts following Arkansas’ 31-7 win over Texas Monday night. 1) The Swoopes Report… Unfortunately for Charlie Strong – and for Shawn Watson – Tyrone Swoopes looked like he made no progress in the month before the bowl game. He looked confused, obviously – witness the Longhorns having to call a timeout […]
High noon on the Monday after Christmas is probably not an ideal tipoff time for a major college basketball game. It certainly didn’t appear to be ideal for the Texas Longhorns, who beat Rice 66-55 at the Erwin Center despite what seemed to be a sure case of holiday doldrums.
Texas’ last significant non-conference test Tuesday night against Stanford ended in the Cardinal leaving the Frank Erwin Center with a 74-71 overtime win over the Longhorns.
Depending on the beholder, Saturday’s 78-68 Texas win over Long Beach State at the Erwin Center was a true beauty, or, more likely, simply a less-than aesthetically-pleasing performance that was nevertheless the 10th victory of the season for the ninth-ranked team in the country. Warts and all.
Freshman Myles Turner had a good game for the Texas Longhorns Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. In the first half.
Yet amidst all of the glitter and song rests a room full of Grinches from the world of college football: Bob Bowlsby. Jeff Long. Baylor fans. Art Briles. Definitely Art Briles.
Texas made defensive history Saturday night, smothering Texas State 59-27, the lowest opposing point total in UT history. The Longhorns had previously held SMU to 31 points a lifetime ago, in 1952.
What do I want for Christmas? I have no idea. But I do have a Christmas (and spring, summer and fall) list to give Texas coach Charlie Strong, after watching his Longhorns go 6-6 this season. ‘Tis the season, after all.
With perhaps a wandering eye toward Friday’s huge matchup with No. 1 Kentucky, a sluggish Texas basketball team pushed past University of Texas-Arlington for a 63-53 win Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center.