For much of No. 4 Texas’ game at No. 14 West Virginia, Courtney Ramey drove to the rim. He drove in the first half and scored nine points, most of them in the paint. He drove toward the basket again in the second half, adding 10 points.
Prior to the season, Texas head coach Shaka Smart fielded a question he fields every year: got anybody who can shoot? One player came to mind for the head coach entering his sixth season in Austin in Andrew Jones.
Eric Nahlin analyzes what newest Texas commit Jordon Thomas brings to the field and adds quotes from one of Texas' main 'slot machine' receiver targets. Justin Wells speaks with Thomas to hear from the Port Arthur Memorial defensive lineman himself why he chose Texas, then updates the recruitment of three defensive offers in the Inside Scoop.
An 81-52 loss at Iowa State on February 15 appeared to leave the Texas Longhorns’ NCAA Tournament hopes for dead. Losing to a middling team without its best player not only added another loss to Texas’ record and dropped them to 4-8 in conference, but it was also a demoralizing defeat.
After a strong defensive first half where Texas allowed 15 points to Northern Colorado, assistant coach Luke Yaklich looked to be Texas’ biggest addition prior to the 2019-20 season. But in the second half, sophomore guard Andrew Jones stole the show.
It's felt like an eternity since our talks regarding Andrew Jones were about his NBA prospects and on-court greatness. It's felt like an equal eternity since Andrew averaged 15.25 pts, 3 rbs, 2.4 asts on 52/46/73% shooting over the first eight games during the 2017-18 season. It's those numbers, in particular, that feed this piece of writing.