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Hoops preview: Oklahoma rematch

Jarrett Allen with the flush versus Iowa State. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Welp…here we go. If Texas is to win a game away from Austin this season, this appears to be the most likely as the Sooners (losers of seven in a row and 14 of their last 16) host the Longhorns tonight in Norman in their first game without recently injured point guard Jordan Woodard.

Game Thoughts: UT 67, ISU 65

Kendall Yancy. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A big, early Texas lead was short lived as a veteran, savvy Iowa State squad turned a 17 point deficit into a tie game late in the contest. Not unexpected, but still a tall task for this young Longhorn team to pull out a win against these senior-heavy Cyclones.

But Texas was up to the task.

Game Thoughts: TCU 78, UT 63

Jarrett Allen jumping over Frogs (Will Gallagher/IT)

TCU rode a red hot last 10 minutes to a win that was far less comfortable than the final score appears to complete the season sweep over the Longhorns in Fort Worth.

Rebounding and three point shooting being the main culprits of error for Texas, the Horned Frogs took advantage of the opportunities Texas gave them as they pulled away late.

Hoops: The question of offensive movement

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

Shaka’s offensive system has come under fire this year, and for understandable reason. The shooting has been poor. The execution has been poorer. The free throw shooting has been on par with even Rick’s worst coaching seasons.

In short, it hasn’t been all that fun to watch.

Game Thoughts: UT 62, Tech 58

Eric Davis Jr. in the open floor (Will Gallagher/IT)

It was what we thought it would be. Texas has more talent but are younger and more prone to poor decision making. Texas Tech is solid and will play with tremendous poise and patience, but they don’t have much for gamechangers on their roster.

And, in a game of talent versus experience, the talent won…just barely.