Big Monday was a big disappointment for the Texas Longhorns.
Texas’ shooting is far and away the easiest point at which to blame for their loss to the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence last night. Junior guard Matt Coleman put up 20 points, but he only managed to secure one assist and missed five of his seven three-point attempts. As for the rest of the Longhorns, no other player scored more than six points on the night.
In other news ...
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Despite the men’s basketball team’s inconsistencies this season, including their most recent loss to the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday night in Lawrence, ESPN’s Jay Bilas doesn’t think head coach Shaka Smart is in trouble. “Well, it’s high on everybody, but I think Texas fans expect to go to the NCAA Tournament, and this is a team that is scratching and clawing to get there,” Bilas replied after a question was posed of whether Smart is feeling the pressure that comes with losing. “I can tell you this, that if I were the athletic director at Texas, he would be in no danger. I think he is not only an outstanding coach, he’s one of the best people you will ever meet.” That’s good logic if you conveniently ignore Smart’s tenure.
Regardless of Jay Bilas’ opinion, facts are facts. Shaka Smart is in year 5 and will likely miss the tournament again, meaning 3 out of the 5 years he has been at Texas they have failed to make a 68 team tournament.— HornSports (@HornSports) February 4, 2020
- The Oklahoman reports that the Big 12 is moving the conference baseball tournament to the Texas Rangers’ new Globe Life Field for three years beginning in 2022. As previously scheduled, the tournament will take place in Oklahoma City through 2021.
According to a source, the Big 12 is moving the conference baseball tournament to the Texas Rangers' new Globe Life Field for three years beginning in 2022. https://t.co/af3jmkQwpn— Jacob Unruh (@jacobunruh) February 3, 2020
- In case you missed it, former Longhorn Nate Boyer was featured in a Super Bowl ad. Boyer, who walked onto Texas as a long snapper after finishing a tour of military duty, was eventually awarded a scholarship under former head coach Mack Brown. The ad was for YouTube commercial. Surprisingly, Boyer learned how to deep snap by watching YouTube.
Our Long Game party kicks-off with @NateBoyer37, the super legendary Green Beret veteran who used YouTube videos to learn how to play football and later become a starting lineup w/ @BeALonghorn and @Seahawks, making them proud in-between touchdowns. More: https://t.co/agsZnam79H pic.twitter.com/vhlQwd7Vgc— YouTube (@YouTube) February 2, 2020
- West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball split games last week – enough to drop them one spot in the AP Poll, to No. 13, but not enough to move their standings in the Coaches Poll (No. 11) or the NETT (No. 9.) From our SBNation neighbors The Smoking Musket.
.@WVUHoops Drop in AP Poll, Stays Put in Coaches Poll https://t.co/xbBoutgHvZ pic.twitter.com/sM1LW0VmjM— The Smoking Musket (@smokingmusket) February 4, 2020
- In case you need it – and let’s be honest, we all kind of do – here’s some satirical Iowa political humor from our SBNation neighbors Wide Right and Natty Lite: “The Iowa caucuses have been finished for hours now, but one particular piece of important info is left unknown: the actual results. Candidates are restless. Pundits are running out of things to talk about. Iowa residents are tired of being at the center of the political universe. It doesn’t seem too difficult to count votes, but we at WRNL have learned where the issue stems from. When it looked like the results would be close, the Iowa Democratic Party brought in refs from the Big 12 for video review. When reached for comment, party Chairman Troy Price said, ‘These guys are the best in the business. There’s no record of them screwing these up or taking too long, especially in the state of Iowa. We need to have indisputable video evidence before announcing anything.’ Head referee John Higgins went to the video monitor shortly after midnight last night. Masses have huddled around the monitor at party headquarters, hoping to sneak a peak. Higgins was quoted as saying, ‘I have no problem issuing technical fouls to those who won’t let us do our job. The free throws will only make this take longer.’ Candidate Bernie Sanders has begun warming up just in case.”