Shaka Smart has a problem. It's not a new problem, mind you. No. It's a problem he's been dealing with for an entire season and, indeed, one Texas fans have had to endure over four straight postseasons of limited success.
A 4-minute, 15-2 run that came immediately after the 10-minute mark of the second half turned a 1-point game into an easy win for the Longhorns on senior night as they took care of their business, 62-49 over Kansas State on Saturday. The win gives the Horns a favorable-ish route moving forward with eyes on positive momentum heading into next week’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City.
Coming off what will likely be their longest layoff of the season (eight days), the Longhorns basketball team returns to action in Austin on Saturday evening against the Texas State Bobcats (5-1).
It’s been more than a decade since expectations have been this high for Texas men’s basketball, ranked No. 10 in the preseason coaches’ poll -- and for good reason. Make that five good reasons.