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Horns_bullet_medium Everything is under control. There is no need to panic.

Caught for the first time this season in a downswing some might consider a slump, the Texas Longhorns left Colorado on Saturday seeking recovery.

They did not, however, take the usual first step of admitting a problem. In fact, the Longhorns still weren't convinced one exists.

"I'm not going to overreact," coach Rick Barnes said after UT's 91-89 loss to the Buffaloes. "It's basketball. I wouldn't call it a rut."

 

Horns_bullet_mediumFrom Jordan Hamilton:

"It's not like we lost a ton-load of games. We've only lost two (conference) games," Hamilton said. "But I think it's good for us. We've just got to get back to the drawing board. We're not as good as we thought. Let me rephrase that: We didn't execute. That's what I meant to say.""

 

Horns_bullet_medium Texas Sports has a one-on-one with Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumAlexis Wangmene's team suspension has ended.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumThe Horns aren't in any mood to celebrate

"I couldn't care less about senior day," Johnson said after the Longhorns' 91-89 loss at Colorado Saturday. "It's a game we have to win."

They will face a tough, confident opponent. Kansas State has won six of its last seven games after enduring myriad problems, including the suspensions of its two best players, Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly. The Wildcats are 8-6 in the Big 12 after a 1-4 start.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumK-State's Joseph Pullen is making his case for Player of the Year.

Pullen was voted the Big 12's top player before the season, and despite a few detours, he is making a strong push to keep the title when year-end awards are distributed.

Pullen is the hottest player on the Big 12's hottest team, the main reason why Kansas State at Texas – set for 8 p.m. Monday at the Erwin Center – suddenly looks like must-see TV.

 

Horns_bullet_medium Bad March analogies from ESPN's Dana O'Neil.

All things relative here following the free-for-all slide that characterized the Longhorns a season ago. Certainly two bad losses does not a disastrous season make, but Texas, once a solid No. 1 seed, certainly has knocked itself off of that line for now after sandwiching losses to Nebraska and Colorado around a pedestrian win against lowly Iowa State.

Worst of all is how the Longhorns -- a team praised for its defense -- lost to the Buffs by blowing a 22-point lead. Texas surrendered 58 second-half points to a team that had lost seven of its previous 10 games.

 

Horns_bullet_medium Visit the Big 12-2 bracket generator to run all the various scenarios for the rest of the season.

 

Horns_bullet_medium Blogging The Bracket has your updated S-Curve for the day.

 

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