Seven ejections and five extra minutes later, Texas emerged from the Erwin Center Monday night with at least a detectable NCAA Tournament heartbeat, nipping the Baylor Bears 61-59 in overtime.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…Texas committed 12 first half turnovers in the process of getting down by double digits in a key conference game. Box score. No, this isn’t a type reprint of Texas’ loss to Iowa State on Saturday, the same exact thing seriously happened tonight as West Virginia defeated Texas 71-64 on Tuesday night.
For the Longhorns, it’s another chance to get their season back on track after narrowly losing to the Cyclones after a ferocious comeback in Ames. For ISU, it’s a chance for them to break their losing streak in Austin which dates back to 2005.
After climbing all the way back from a 15-point deficit against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to drop its fourth consecutive game in the Big 12, 65-53, at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday.
It seems like whoever Texas plays, the game inevitably turns into some sort of ugly, flowless jumble. This game was no different. After the Horned Frogs trimmed a 13-point halftime lead to 10, the Longhorns scored 12 consecutive points as they pulled away, 66-46, from a TCU squad that got essentially nothing out of its star point guard Kyan Anderson on Monday night in Wilkerson-Greines Arena.
Coming off by far their worst loss of the season, the Texas Longhorns find no rest for the frustrated as they travel to Stillwater to take on the surprisingly zesty OSU Cowboys. Led by the seemingly perpetually hot seated Travis Ford, OSU took care of KState last Saturday at home before losing a heartbreaker in Ames after the Cyclones blocked two late 3-pointers to hang on and win by two against the upstart Cowboys.