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Tuesday, February 22


Texas 75 Baylor 60

The Horns held off Baylor 75-60 for a much needed road win in Waco on Saturday night. Texas extended its winning streak to fourteen straight over the Bears. Kenny Taylor’s win streak against his old team now stands at four. Don’t look now but Texas is riding a three game winning streak, its longest since losing Aldridge and Tucker, and now sits two games above .500 in Big 12 play at 7-5.

Barnes got complete games from Taylor, Buckman, and Gibson. Taylor was awesome, finishing with 14 points and a career high seven assists. Buckman just missed yet another double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds and Gibson controlled the game from the point. He had 13 points, six boards, and two assists. Texas dominated the glass 30-22, which led to easy put backs and a 56% shooting night from the floor. This was not an easy game but our second in a row where the outcome was almost never in doubt.

Texas has now taken care of business against lesser opponents and must now prepare for the final four game stretch run against three NCAA tourney teams. We travel to Lubbock on Tuesday for our second game of the year with Texas Tech. If you thought the students went nuts after their double OT victory over #2 Kansas last week, you will see pure pandemonium if the beat their “arch rival.” The Red Raiders will be ready after losing 80-73 in late January to the Horns in Austin. Our second game of the week will be back at the Drum on Saturday against an underachieving Missouri squad. Why is Quin Snyder still employed? I expect a split next week with a road loss and a home win. Our final two games are at home against Oklahoma and a trip to Oklahoma State. I predict another split with a close home victory and likely a blowout loss in Stillwater. Oklahoma State once again seems to be coming together at the right time, and they hold the nation’s longest home winning streak. Winning there has become virtually impossible.

There is reason to be excited in Austin. March is only a week away and Selection Sunday less than three weeks away. If the season ended today, we would certainly be in the tournament as would five other Big 12 teams. Iowa State would be in today as well with yet another road victory in Lawrence on Saturday. Let’s hope the Big 12 gets six teams and does some damage come March. Hook Em.

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