Category Archives: Basketball

Zone Busted

Kerwin Raoch (Will Gallagher/IT)

Against the top team in the Big 12 ranked No. 18 in the country, Texas looked to be trading punches with Kansas State throughout the first half. The Longhorns scored 24 of its 39 first half points in the paint choosing to eschew outside shots and instead driving against the Wildcat defense.

Some Thoughts On Yet Another Tough Road Loss

Shaka Smart (Will Gallagher/IT)

Defensively, that’s about as good as we can play a zone. Ramey and Coleman were active up top and Jaxson did a nice job of staying under control in the lane when ISU flashed there. If we can get that type of energy with spatial awareness from our two guys up top, there’s a chance that zone could continue to help.

Segment-by-segment: Longhorns down No. 11 Kansas, 73-63

Jaxson Hayes (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — A Big 12 loss at home against Kansas would not have been the résumé-tanker the loss at Georgia was, but it would have been another tally in the loss column for a team that for multiple reasons, needed the win.

The win provided a résumé-booster instead, as the Longhorns defeated the No. 11 Jayhawks 73-63 behind a 16-point performance from Dylan Osetkowski.

No. 8 Red Raiders too much for Texas in second half, 68-62

Jaxson Hayes (Will Gallagher/IT)

There was a return to the mean for both Texas and Texas Tech in the second half of Saturday’s game. After a first half where the Longhorns kept up with the No. 8 Red Raiders, Texas Tech played up to the level of a top ten team in the second half while Shaka Smart’s Longhorns were haunted by their typical miscues in a 68-62 loss.