Let's start with the Gazelles, who swept Oklahoma 3-0 last night behind 16 kills from Destinee Hooker. The amazingly talented sophomore connected on 16 of her 30 tries for a ridiculous .533 percentage, while Texas as a team finished at .467. The Sooners as a team hit .138. That's dominance.
The Oklahoman's John Helsey takes a look at this weekend's Texas-Oklahoma State matchup and concludes that this represents the best opportunity for a Cowpoke victory since the John Mackovic era. Even with Texas' fourth quarter explosion versus Nebraska, Helsey's not sold that this Texas team's turned any corners:
Or was Saturday's late surge — like their three-game winning streak — simply an aberration, courtesy of the hapless Huskers?
Bet on the latter.
Helsey goes on to note that Texas owns just one win over a team with a winning record (Central Florida), with two losses to the only two strong teams on its schedule. Helsey's conclusion? It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
Now there's some negative media coverage that Mack can latch on to and show his players.
The Texas basketball team returns to the hardwood tomorrow tonight for a preseason exhibition with Xavier (Louisiana). This will be the 'Horns only exhibition game of the year and is a non-ticketed event. Seating will be open - first come, first serve. No starting lineups have been announced. AW tells me he's headed to the Drum, so I'll look forward to his initial impression of Gary Johnson.