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Texas Longhorns

Good wins: Texas A&M, Pittsburgh (neutral), Michigan State (neutral), Oklahoma State (twice) Bad losses: at Connecticut, at Oklahoma  Strengths Scoring: One problem that the Longhorns do not have is putting the ball in the basket. Texas scored 81.2 points per game in the regular season and has have a number of weapons and athletic players. Senior… more »

Big 12 Confidential (Pre-Conference Wrap)

Another non-conference season has come and gone, and with the exception of the Kansas vs. Michigan State game on Saturday, the rest of the conference will play their first conference games of the season this weekend. It’s hard to believe that’s true–the last couple of months have been a relative blur. North Carolina, the one… more »

Head-to-Head: Michigan State vs. Texas

Bracketography analysts Chris Mackinder (Big Ten) and Jonathan Wall (Big 12) take a look at the upcoming weekend game between Michigan State and Texas. Each writer will argue why his respective conference’s representative will come out on top in this critical non-conference matchup. Mackinder’s Michigan State Analysis During Michigan State’s win against The Citadel on… more »

What we’ve learned so far about the Big 12 Conference (South Division)

The Big 12 Conference is riding the wave of last season’s success, and it has Oklahoma, Baylor, Kansas and Texas among others to thank for bringing it back to the top of the college basketball pecking order. Big early-season wins have been the norm for a couple of teams, as the Big 12′s cream continues… more »

Big 12 Confidential (Week 8)

Hot Topic: What a week this should be for the Big 12 Conference. It seems just like yesterday we were talking about the conference getting six bids into the tournament, and now with the recent play of a few teams (namely Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas A&M), it could be looking at only five tickets. Let’s… more »

Big 12 Confidential (Week 7)

Hot Topic: With the Big 12 season winding down, it’s time to once again take another look at where all six major contenders stand in terms of chances of getting into the Big Dance. Week 8 should give us a lot to talk about with the conference tournament quickly approaching, so this week’s edition of… more »

Big 12 Confidential (Week 6)

Hot Topic: Ah, the Big 12 Conference; it’s good to see you’re back in rare form again! Just when you think you have the Big 12 all figured out this year, the conference turns around throws a Dice-K gyroball your direction. The “consistent” play from Kansas? Gone. Baylor’s Cinderella run? It’s hanging on like one… more »

Big 12 Confidential (Week 5)

Hot Topic: I was thinking about writing a huge post on the resignation of former Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight and the impact it could have on the team in the coming weeks, but I figured most of us have already gotten their fill of the story from and the rest of the crew… more »

Texas/UCLA Review

Last night the Texas Longhorns did something that no team has done since January of 2006; they beat the UCLA Bruins on the floor of Pauley Pavilion. Since the Bruins had lost to the Washington Huskies, they had run off 25 straight at the vaunted arena. The game was very entertaining, if not played at… more »

UCLA/Texas Preview

The Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series begins tonight with Oregon traveling to take on talented freshman Michael Beasley and Kansas State. While that game is appealing to many if for nothing else than a chance to see Beasley play against solid competition, the series really kicks into high gear on Sunday, December 2, when there are… more »

2007 Texas Longhorns

Team Personality: Not since Michigan’s Fab Five has a team relied so heavily on the play of freshmen. The numbers are staggering. Texas is getting 74-percent of their scoring, 77-percent of their rebounding, and 79-percent of their assists from freshmen. Rick Barnes is receiving 75-percent of his teams’ offensive production from kids who less than… more »

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