Partway through its Big 12 Conference basketball slate, Texas’ place in the simplest offensive and defensive statistics tell two different stories. Texas head coach Shaka Smart’s team is in the top 40 in scoring defense and 226th in the nation in scoring offense.
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.