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Thursday, December 30


Texas 100 UT-San Antonio 82

The Horns used a 25-5 second half surge to put down a determined UT-SA squad 100-82 in Austin on Wednesday night. P.J. Tucker scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and the Horns turned on their defense to seal the victory.

The 100 point effort is impressive, even if against a lesser opponent. I'm a big fan and supporter of Rick Barnes and what he's done for this program, but if he has one weakness, it can be that the offense sometimes bogs down. This year's squad is scoring at an impressive rate, which is a great sign for a team that plays in a conference where points are at a premium and games are won 62-60.

I don't know if Barnes is improving as an offensive coach or if this year's players are just more offensively talented (I suspect it's more of the latter), but this team's ability to score is an encouraging sign. The defense isn't what it has been in years past, but I would bet by conference play it will be. The Horns may struggle to beat Kansas and Oklahoma State, but they look to me like the #3 team out of the Big 12.

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