Category Archives: Basketball

Horns Hoops in NYC

Dylan Osetkowski (Will Gallagher/IT)

Like Texas, TCU was hoping to be elsewhere. The NIT wasn’t the goal for a Horned Frogs team predicted to finish fourth in the conference (they finished seventh, one spot behind Texas whom they swept in their two Big 12 meetings).

Liddell, Hepa making most of increased NIT minutes

Shaka Smart (Will Gallagher/IT)

The NIT isn’t where Texas wants to be.

Playing in the other postseason tournament is not a positive step in the program’s direction. Winning the NIT would be a small positive as it would require a five-game winning streak, but it’s not the achievement the program or the fans want.

Hoops Inconsistency in a Nutshell

Jase Febres (Will Gallagher/IT)

For all of the promise and potential Texas has in its “sharpshooting” sophomore Jase Febres, he (perhaps above all other Longhorns) has typified the hot and cold nature of this basketball program under Shaka Smart. Some overall numbers…8.8 pts, 2.7 rbs, 0.4 asts, on 46/37/58 shooting. Not terrible. At all, really.

Upon Further Review: Renewed thoughts on a handful of prospects

Tahj Brooks (Joe Cook/IT)

I’ll write this in a ‘stock up, down, or holding’ manner but that isn’t to slight the prospect in any way. It’s not even to say I don’t want them in the class. It just means I was personally too high on them previously. That’s what I’m going on — what my previous thoughts were. So, e.g., if I wasn’t high on Jalen Kimber because I didn’t properly credit his athleticism, I’ll show him trending up based on that.