The return of the Lone Star Showdown on the football field will have to wait, but the return of the men’s basketball edition was noteworthy for the pairing of teams rather than the play on the court.
After each team’s first two drives, Texas Tech led Texas 14-0. It was the second time this season the Longhorns trailed by two scores in the opening quarter at home, and like the previous occasion versus Kansas State, Texas recovered and earned a victory to clinch its third consecutive winning season.
Texas head coach Tom Herman would prefer to talk about going 1-0 versus Texas Tech on the day after Thanksgiving. With the way Texas’ season progressed following two straight losses on the road to Iowa State and Baylor, he’s not really able to talk about TTU. More pressing issues are at hand for a coach whose hopes for a Big 12 Championship appearance became more and more unlikely as the month of November went on.