AUSTIN -- Texas vice president for athletics Chris Del Conte has said that the goal of the Longhorns’ athletic department is to finish in the top 10 in every sport it sponsors. Since Del Conte started at UT in December of 2017, two of the three revenue sports produced a top 10 finish.
Texas’ chances to win versus Texas Tech and maintain its NCAA Tournament hopes came down to Matt Coleman’s performance during crunch time. But in the final round, Texas Tech’s TJ Holyfield knocked out any Horns hopes at a win.
Prior to Texas’ 72-62 loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday, Texas head coach Shaka Smart spent 20 minutes Monday speaking with local media. Throughout his entire tenure, Smart has given thoughtful answers to the questions of the media that continuously circle back to his core beliefs as a coach. The problem throughout his entire tenure has been that his team struggles to employ those core beliefs on the floor.