In another of a string of poor shooting nights, Texas got bit by the most recent one in losing its first game to TCU since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 three years ago. It’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow as this was possibly the lone Big 12 road game Texas was supposed to win.
People were surprised when Bruce Weber was retained at the end of a disappointing 2014-15 season. Those Wildcats were led by Marcus Foster, Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams. They were supposed to be equal parts tough nosed and gifted. Then they fell apart and finished a frustrating season at 15-17, missing out on the postseason and potentially costing Weber his job.
AUSTIN -- Javan Felix drained an 18-foot, buzzer-beater to give Texas a thrilling 84-82 upset of No. 3 North Carolina at a sold out Erwin Center Saturday. The Tar Heels tied the game with seven seconds left before Felix etched his name into Longhorn hoops lore.
In what was a back and forth affair the entire game, the Longhorns got clutch three point baskets in overtime by Connor Lammert and Eric Davis Jr to extend a lead out to six points with only thirty seconds left. That margin proved to be enough to hold off a game Mavericks squad who had a third road upset on their mind.
Texas, sitting at 2-3 on the season, returns home after a disappointing trip to the Bahamas only to face a difficult test in the visiting UTA Mavericks on Tuesday night. Like many mid-major programs, the Mavericks have been forced to play a road-heavy schedule (four of their six games have been true road contests).
In this abbreviated edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got tidbits from the first day of summer workouts that included some highlights and lowlights. We’ll try to have semi-daily updates from summer workouts if possible. We’ve also got some tidbits about Texas hoops to break things up. It’s June, and things are starting to heat up (Thank goodness) at least on the sports front.