Author Archives: Tim Preston

Game Thoughts: Texas 71, LBSU 65

Jarrett Allen brings down a board (Will Gallagher/IT)

After 23 minutes of what can only be described as maddening, inept basketball, the Longhorns found their perimeter shooting rhythm just in time to pass up a red hot shooting game from Evan Payne and squeak out an important home win before a week off from games for finals.

This could have been a terrible loss (says the guy who watched every minute of the UTA loss three times). But it wasn’t.

Hoops Preview: Alabama

Kerwin Roach II with the up and under (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Alabama Crimson Tide, coached by Avery Johnson, come to Austin tonight to take on a reeling Longhorns squad that is hoping for some, any, positive result to build a little momentum on. Will Alabama oblige? Or will Texas sink lower into their current sinkhole?

Some basketball diagnosis

Tevin Mack laying it in (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s my nature to attack adversity/difficulty with positivity (so many -ty words). Something doesn’t go my way? I move on. Can’t control/change something? I look for how to incorporate this new reality into my life as seamlessly as possible.

Hoops Preview: UT-Arlington + Smart quotes

James Banks (Will Gallagher/IT)

Shaka Smart has his work cut out for him. To call last week’s losses to Northwestern and Colorado disappointing would be underselling just how poorly Texas played in Brooklyn. And, while the next opponent doesn’t come with the kind of name recognition Texas fans might normally respect, the UT Arlington Mavericks bring a veteran squad with plenty of big game experience to Austin when they face a young Longhorn looking for answers. This won’t be a gimme.

Preston’s game thoughts: Northwestern

Kendal Yancy (Will Gallagher/IT)

It was a tale of almost comical frustration for the Longhorns in their opening game loss at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn against Northwestern. Bad fouls. Turnovers. Overly aggressive ball defense. Poor timeout use. Missed free throws. Got something you can name that a basketball team can do wrong? Texas probably did it tonight.