Category Archives: Basketball

Game thoughts: Kansas rematch

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

For what felt like the 29th time in 29 games this season, Texas competed, kept it close and – ultimately – doomed themselves as their own worst enemy in a home loss to Kansas that looks fine enough in the box score but is underlined by a roster that struggles so much with simple **** that you question how they progress from here.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/24/17

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.

Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.

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.