In a short turnaround after their hang-on win at Texas Tech, the Longhorns welcome #18 Oklahoma to Austin for a Big Monday showdown of two of the top teams in the conference. Lon Kruger’s Sooner squad took both games from the Horns last year and Texas will be eager to seek out a win against their rivals to the north. Oklahoma (10-3, 1-0) beat Baylor in Norman on Saturday afternoon 73-63.
Tubby Smith had to essentially start over...again. Gone were Crockett and Kravic (to graduation). Those were expected. Unfortunately for Smith, also gone were Hannahs and Tolbert (to transfer). Those were not.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ve got a mixed bag of football, Charlie Strong, and politics. There are questions abound about conference affiliation, conference championships and what the Big 12 is prepared to do to ensure its teams are properly represented in the new playoff system.
In this edition of the IT Hoops Roundtable, Shuttlesworth and company discuss Rick Barnes in 2015, UT's ideal rotations, more Isaiah Taylor and tempo talk. We cover it all at the Hoops Roundtable.
We discuss Isaiah Taylor, how this team overcomes the injury adversity, more Myles Turner growth, and UT's potential in March with Jesus Shuttlesworth, Tim Preston, and Ballerjunkie in this edition of the IT Hoops Roundtable.
In our extended Texas Men's basketball coverage, we debut the Inside Texas Hoops Roundtable. We gather Jesus Shuttlesworth, Tim Preston, and hoops insider Ballerjunkie, with IT Editor Justin Wells moderating. Sit back and enjoy what Rick Barnes and the Longhorns look like early in what is likely a great season in 2014-15 in Austin.
The Longhorns turned a six point deficit at halftime into a 14-point win in an arena where they have struggled to even stay in games under Rick Barnes, yet the lead got stretched out wider and wider in the final stanza before the Longhorns truly running away after a deep Felix three with time running out on the shot clock.