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.
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.
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.