A year ago, Texas was coming off a 16-18 season, had lost four of their top five scorers, were picked 8th in the preseason Big 12 polls and were wondering whether or not head coach Rick Barnes would even last past the middle of the season before getting fired.
There are 200 minutes in a regulation game of college basketball. That’s not exactly news to anybody, but it’s the crux of the matter as to how this season ultimately will play out for the Longhorns. Here's how Rick Barnes deals with an embarrassment of riches in Men's Hoops.
During a 3-game stretch at the beginning of the Big 12 season, Damarcus Croaker appeared to be on the precipice of truly breaking out. Similarly to Croaker, Kendal Yancy experienced the famous “Barnes Inconsistency Crush” last year. After playing 16 or more minutes in 10 of the team’s first 15 games, Kendal topped the 16-minute mark only three more times in Texas’ last 19 contests. Our Preseason Hoops Post No. 10 - Croaker and Yancy.
It’s been more than a decade since expectations have been this high for Texas men’s basketball, ranked No. 10 in the preseason coaches’ poll -- and for good reason. Make that five good reasons.
As expected, top 100 guard Kerwin Roach Jr. from Galena Park North Shore has committed to the Longhorns this morning at an announcement held at his school. Roach saw his stock take off after a terrific July evaluation period through AAU tournaments (this was after a similarly sharp jump up after leading North Shore to …