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Big 12 Tournament: Kansas St. Wildcats 66, Texas Longhorns 49

Posted by    |    March 15th, 2013 at 8:01 am

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I never really had much hope that the Texas Longhorns would win this game, but it’s still somewhat depressing to see the season end with a whimper. For what it’s worth, head coach Rick Barnes says he expects Texas to receive an invitation to the CBI Tournament. Aim high.

Myck Kabongo picked a bad time to have a(nother) bad game: just 2 points on 0-5 shooting, and 5 turnovers to offset his 7 assists. Jonathan Holmes was the only starter to score in double figures, and he had just 10. Julien Lewis led the team with 13 points overall.

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Scott Drew and Rick Barnes: The Crossroads?

Posted by    |    March 5th, 2013 at 3:06 am

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There are only three Big 12 coaches left from 2003, Scott Drew’s first year at Baylor — Drew, Rick Barnes and Bill Self. It’s hard to imagine Drew and Barnes as “deans” of anything, but they really are conference institutions. They’ve gone toe-to-toe with guys like Kelvin Sampson, Bobby Knight and Quin Snyder and they’ve watched rival schools goes through cycles of head coaches. Does anyone actually remember the Jim Woolridge era at Kansas State or Wayne Morgan’s time at Iowa State?

Unless Texas makes an unlikely run in the conference tournament, they will miss the NCAA’s for the first time since Barnes came to Austin in 1998. If there’s any consolation to be found, it comes from their 79-70 win over Baylor last night, when they put what was almost certainly the final nail in the Bears’ coffin this season. In its own way, 2013 has been as big a disaster for Drew as it has for Barnes. Going forward, the question becomes whether they can re-find their place behind Self in the Big 12 hierarchy or whether a new generation of coaches will push them down the standings and out of the post-season.

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Texas Longhorns 92, Oklahoma Sooners 86: Post-Mortem

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2013 at 8:08 am

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I told you this game would be worth a watch, didn’t I?

Too bad I didn’t listen to my own advice. I admit: I was a bad fan. I came home at about the 10:00 mark. Walking in, I read about the nightmare on Twitter and decided against firing up the DVR/ESPN2 to catch the remaining horror.

Luckily, I got a text from a friend in time to tune into the final minute and overtime. So yeah, I missed the comeback (to be watched tonight), but caught the Myck Kabongo circus shot and the J’Onions! closeout in OT.

Ball don’t lie: I got chills at the end.

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Video Highlights: Texas Longhorns defeat Iowa State, 89-86 in Double OT

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I like Myck.

Texas Longhorns 89, Iowa St. Cyclones 86: Post-Mortem

Posted by    |    February 14th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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Boy, Myck Kabongo: aren’t you a sight for sore eyes? Kabongo’s final statline–13 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds–was but a small indicator of the impact he had on the Texas Longhorns. Color guy Reid Gettys noticed it early on: Kabongo can penetrate into the lane at will, leveraging the defense into mismatches and open shooters.

Even if the Longhorns had lost to the Iowa St. Cyclones (and I’m sure glad they didn’t), I still might have called it Texas’ best game to date, with the UNC win and KU loss close contenders. Certainly it was one of the most enjoyable.

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