Early turnovers and some big three point makes from the Cyclones doomed an otherwise applaudable game from the Texas Longhorns as they fell to Iowa State *-* in Ames.
Coming off their first conference win (and one of the better games they’ve played all year), the Longhorns (7-7, 1-1) head north on I-35 to take on an Iowa State Cyclone (9-4, 1-1) team that one-part knows exactly who they are and one-part finds themselves searching for a new identity post Georges Niang. Is this a winnable game for Texas or simply another in the long line of UT teams who come up to Ames only to head home in disappointed fashion?
The Longhorns got big contributions from Tevin Mack and Eric Davis en route to a not-quite-as-close-as-it-looked win over the visiting Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday night at the Erwin Center. Plenty of good things to talk about, but a win (any fricking win at all) is enough to rejoice in for Texas fans.
Texas will look to end its two-game skid tonight in a home matchup with the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-3, 0-1). OSU’s new coach, SFA’s Brad Underwood, has the Cowboys playing an up tempo, aggressive style as he leans on three of the better guards in the Big 12 in Forte, Carroll and Evans. The Longhorns (6-7, 0-1) will have their work cut out for them as they look to hang with the offensive firepower of Oklahoma State.
This month’s IT Magazine wraps up the highs and lows of 2016. More importantly, we meet new coach Tom Herman, go in-depth on the 10 most important players in the Texas program, and game-by-game thoughts on UT Basketball in 2016-17. Another superb job and special work by our Will Gallagher. Read it.
We open the new year with coverage of the Army All-American Bowl from San Antonio. We add quotes from an interesting out-of-state prospect, and finish with the good and bad of Texas Basketball. It’s the first Scoop of 2017.
A terrific first five minutes…a furious last five minute rally…and 30 minutes of yuck in between saw the Longhorns lose their first conference game on the road in Manhattan, KS.
After a disappointing loss to Kent State, Shaka Smart spoke with the media about what his team needs to focus on as they start Big 12 play this Friday at Kansas State.
Texas lost 63-58 to Kent State at home, tonight.
I’ve written and erased this three times, now. I can’t make the ends meet in my mind. There’s no justification for what I just saw. No silver lining that can be alluded to.
A week after Texas’ (by far) best performance of the year in their obliteration of UAB, the Longhorns (6-5) conclude their non-conference schedule with a home date against Kent State (7-5).