Some things remain normal in Texas' capital city. Once again, Texas head coach Shaka Smart’s job status is a hot topic of discussion among Longhorn fans. Once again, UT men’s basketball supporters will be treated to one year of a NBA Draft lottery pick after blue-chip forward Greg Brown III’s decision to play at Texas.
With the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, the 2019-20 men’s college basketball season is over. Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns were set to duel Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament in what would likely have served as a de facto play-in game to make the field of 68 until the Big 12 pulled them off the floor, and sports as a whole came to a halt.
For the 2019-20 season, Texas shot 35 percent from three. Over the five games the Longhorns won leading up to Oklahoma State, UT shot 43.6 percent from behind the arc. Against the Cowboys on Saturday, Texas missed 24 of its 29 three-point attempts.
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.