Author Archives: Tim Preston

Game thoughts: West Virginia rematch

Jarrett Allen taking on Frogs (Will Gallagher/IT)

A couple of years ago, I was teaching the final chapter of John Steinbeck’s timeless classic Of Mice and Men to a class of sophomores.

If you’ve read the book, you know that Lennie (having just “accidentally” killed Curley’s wife) was on the run, knowing he’d “done a bad thing” and raced to George and Lennie’s favorite spot – a peaceful little clearing next to a river.

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.