It doesn't matter if the Horns wind up a #2 or #3 seed. It -does- matter if they can work their way back up to a #1 seed. As I've stated over and over, avoiding the two teams that have separated themselves from the field (at least in my mind), Duke and UConn, clears a much easier path to the Final Four.
Don't believe me? Check out ESPN's latest bracket projection. Now tell me, would you rather be Texas, or Memphis?
Texas needs to finish strong.