For Texas, it was a good thing college games are 40 minutes long rather than 34. For 34 minutes on Monday, Texas was even with the ULM Warhawks, a team 218 spots behind them in the Kenpom advanced metrics.
This game really shouldn’t be close, but we’ve made things tough on ourselves in both games already, so we’ll see.
Here’s a few things I’ll be looking for.
For Westlake seven-footer Will Baker, the Longhorns’ past successes with big men, the makeup of the current team, the plan to use his unique skillset and Texas’ appeal outside of the gym ultimately led him to commit to his hometown school.
AUSTIN — The more he thought about it, the more it became clear that Texas was home.
Will Baker, a 6-foot-11, 215-pound center from Austin Westlake, chose to stay home and committed to the Longhorns today.
This was one of those weird games where the good was particularly good and the bad was alarmingly bad, so it’s been an interesting evening/morning of processing the game.
The opening game in Texas head coach Shaka Smart’s fourth season was a night of several firsts.
If you’ve been listening to our Pretend We’re Football Podcast (and judging by the analytic numbers…you haven’t), you’d know that one of the reasons for some of the heightened expectations this season is Texas’ quasi-veteran laden lineup.
Plenty of news on the 40 Acres today including…
The Texas Tip-Off serves as Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart’s way to introduce his team to the fans for the upcoming season. That introduction will be brief this year as Smart’s team will scrimmage for 12 minutes following a 10 minute scrimmage from Karen Aston’s women’s team.
AUSTIN — Shaka Smart and the Longhorns reeled in their second big-time recruit for the 2019 class when Bahamas-native (and current Brewster Academy standout) Kai Jones pledged to Texas this evening.