You are right on Greg Brown. Felt like he did a better job of using his skills today than he had the previous games. The good news for Texas and Brown is they aren’t depending on him go he “the guy”so he can come along and get better as ffs season goes along.This was a great showing by our guys and they need to build on this early season success. Best start of the past 5 years. There's a ton of things they need to clean up - rebounding and post defense are the two biggest areas of weakness right now. Greg Brown needs to be playing mostly on the perimeter. He's stuck having to guard PF's and Centers and he's getting physically manhandled. He needs to be out on the wing to take advantage of his speed and athleticism. He's a matchup nightmare for most wings in college basketball but Shaka is playing him as a power forward right now which is not his natural position. Greg Brown is a perfect 3 and D wing similar to the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant or Paul George. He's that special of a talent. Shaka needs to feature him much more on both ends of the floor. If you move GB to the 3 position and start Kai and Sims at 4 and 5 we would have the most athletic and versatile lineup in the nation. GB could easily use his length and athleticism to overwhelm smaller perimeter players just like KD did in his only season at UT. This lineup also gives Coleman many more options as the quarterback. He's the guy that will determine how successful this team will be this year. His leadership and understanding of the game is what makes this team go. He's the best pg in the B12. If he goes down we're screwed. He's literally a coach on the floor and being this is his 3rd year in the program he's light years ahead of most other point guards in the ncaa.
Conference play will be huge for us and we have the talent to go very far but for me the difference will come down to coaching and execution in key situations. That's where I have little confidence in Shaka making the right decisions with matchups and play calling adjustments in close games.
Those two turnovers by Ramey and Coleman with a couple mins left really hurt the chances. Ah well. You play a tough schedule you are going to drop a couple. Just win the games your supposed to win and win a few of the toss ups.
27 plus the conference tournament. 22 left. 4 more non conference games 3 of which would be easy wins. If you just gave them those 3 wins plus 9 conference wins that would be 16-10. I think we will be slightly better than that. I’ll say 18-8 going in to the conference tournament. That’s of course not knowing who will play and not play from day to day.How many games on the schedule this year? 25? I think 15-10 is likely, with some luck 16-9. Should be enough for a 1st round exit in the tourney!