It was another night with a sloppy 1st half of basketball for Texas. For a Longhorn team forced to adjust to life without the ballhandling and playmaking of Isaiah Taylor, there were the expected ups and downs as they attempted to put together a new offensive identity.
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.
Taking over for recently retired coach Mike Montgomery, Cuonzo Martin (of Purdue playing fame and, then, of taking Tennessee to the Sweet 16 fame last season) has taken over the helm of the Cal-Berkeley squad this season. Here's the UT-Cal preview.
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.
After two 30+ point blowouts, Texas gets their first test of the season (and it’s a significant one at that) when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in Madison Square Garden as part of the semifinal round in the 2K Classic.
For the second time in two games over this opening weekend, the Texas Longhorns came out and dashed out to a 20+ point lead within the first 10 minutes of the game against a far weaker opponent. UT toppled Alcorn State, 85-53 at he Erwin Center on Sunday.
It's about that time. The 2014-15 Texas Men's Basketball Preview. Jesus Shuttlesworth goes in-depth on the Longhorns run to the Final Four this year. Our catalog of Preseason Hoops Posts (1-10) and exceeding expectations by Tim Preston, while Justin Wells delivers Inside the Numbers for the Texas team this season.