While everyone was watching elections and playing video games, there was a bball game played.

Discussion in 'Longhorn Sports' started by 2300 Nueces, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. 2300 Nueces

    2300 Nueces Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    616
    Anyone pay attention to the bball game? Looks like the younger players can shoot. The older ones, well, they need to keep practicing.
     
    freeper likes this.
  2. LongfellowDrew

    LongfellowDrew Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    I didn't watch it but seen a highlight of Andrew Jones making his first basket. Awesome!
     
    freeper, CoachEmUp64 and Metcalf #2 like this.
  3. Metcalf #2

    Metcalf #2 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    Crap I missed it. Is Andrew still injured?
     
  4. Metcalf #2

    Metcalf #2 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    Drew sometimes I swear you're psychic. Thanks for answering my question while I was typing it. Lol
     
  5. LonghornMM

    LonghornMM Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    8,643
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    Location:
    Texas
    I watched the Kent St./Buffalo game last night. Even a MAC football game is better than regular season basketball. (((yawn)))
     
  6. Metcalf #2

    Metcalf #2 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    Normally I'd agree, but Andrew Jones kinda makes this a special story.
     
    freeper and westx like this.
  7. LonghornMM

    LonghornMM Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    8,643
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    Location:
    Texas
    He is a good story and I'm very happy for him. However, regular season NCAA and NBA basketball is very hard to watch.
     
  8. EWNHorn

    EWNHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    94
    Granted it was against EIU, but the young guys look hungry and like team players. It wasn't about feeding it to one person. I was slightly impressed. Lots of full court pressure. Looked more like the VCU teams he used to coach. I'm cautiously optimistic.
     
    westx and Metcalf #2 like this.
  9. Metcalf #2

    Metcalf #2 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    2,118
    True. Still better than kickball though.
     
    LonghornMM likes this.
  10. CoachEmUp64

    CoachEmUp64 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    2,539
    Likes Received:
    1,862
    I watched the highlights lol
     
  11. elcapitan009

    elcapitan009 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    120
    recorded it to follow election results. will definitely be watching tonight.
     
  12. EWNHorn

    EWNHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    94
    Start of game looked like last years team.....then they started to figure it out. He kept changing combination of players and then you could see the groups that worked well together. Depth is way better and we have some talent for sure. Just no dominant big man in the middle. The kid from Alaska is raw, but could end up being very good.
     
    elcapitan009 likes this.
  13. elcapitan009

    elcapitan009 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    120
    watching mo bamba doing so great in the association makes me scared about our ability to utilize a strong post. maybe it will be the opposite effect and we'll play solid small ball
     
  14. BringBackRoyal

    BringBackRoyal Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    18,135
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    Does Osetkowski still appear to be eating like a f*cking truck driver, or did he finally undergo some actual proper S&C this offseason?
     
    diadevic likes this.
  15. elcapitan009

    elcapitan009 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    120
    I did see that he looks MUCH slimmer and, more importantly, he does not have cornrows anymore
     
  16. EWNHorn

    EWNHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    94
    He looked way better! They said he had worked hard with one of the assistants on "playing with two feet on the floor" meaning he was using head fakes and not getting caught in the air. You could tell he has worked hard. Think they said he dropped either 30 or 40 lbs.
     
    BringBackRoyal likes this.
  17. westx

    westx Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    I watched it. It was typical play for the 1st game. A lot of new faces and very little chemistry. I liked what I saw. I absolutely love Coleman-I think he will be the heart of the team at this point. Even more than Roach or Jones. Ever since he missed those free throws that cost Texas a game, he has been spot in including his 3 point accuracy. We have not had a point guard that is a 3 point threat in years. Isaiah Taylor could drive but, was never a shooting threat and opposing defenses had the luxury of not having to cover him. Osetkowski gets a lot of heat, but, i like his game and attitude. Texas will be playing Arkansas here in El Paso on friday, but, it is closed to the public because it is the Armed Forces game on Fort Bliss. Sucks.
     
    elcapitan009 likes this.
  18. weevilcatch

    weevilcatch Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2003
    Messages:
    17,968
    Likes Received:
    887
    Which is still better than baseball or Jets vs. Bills ;)
     
    Metcalf #2 likes this.
  19. DHHorn

    DHHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2014
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    608
    11 -20 on free throws....
    8 - 25 on three pointers....

    meh.
     
  20. 2300 Nueces

    2300 Nueces Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    616

    This will get us beat most nights. Let's see where this goes.
     
  21. LonghornMM

    LonghornMM Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    8,643
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    Location:
    Texas
    Shaka has been a major disappointment. He's had ample time to make the Texas basketball program relevant and hasn't delivered.
     
    BringBackRoyal likes this.
  22. 2300 Nueces

    2300 Nueces Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    616
    The Frank Erwin Center was empty last night for the first game. Take a look at some of the highlights. This team better takeoff or CDC will have to move in quickly.
     
  23. LonghornMM

    LonghornMM Moderator
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    8,643
    Likes Received:
    3,182
    Location:
    Texas
    CDC needs to make a change. I think that the only reason that Smart wasn't already fired is because how much money he's still owed. He's been a colossal disappointment and a bad hire. This will probably be his Smart's last year at Texas.
     
  24. westx

    westx Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,764
    Likes Received:
    1,793
    I agree, but, I don't think he should be fired yet. If he has a sub 20 season, I will be concerned and hopeful the end is near. But, otherwise, I am thinking this year and next year to be relevant (sweet 16 or better)
     
  25. LongfellowDrew

    LongfellowDrew Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    1,523
    I agree but UT doesn’t treat BB like football so I think he stays another year unless it’s a total collapse.
     
  26. RoboCocks21

    RoboCocks21 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    I'm going to say this now who cares if Kansas is ranked number 1 right now they won't win it all you might as well wrap up the season already and just give the trophy to Duke already idk if they will go undefeated, but there is a darn good chance that they will. That team is insane and in the history of college basketball nobody has ever seen a team like this before.
     
  27. clob94

    clob94 Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    4,785
    I watched Duke play. Nobody can beat Duke. The 1989 UNLV rebels could....
     
    freeper likes this.
  28. DHHorn

    DHHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2014
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    608
    I'm going to go ahead and fill my bracket out now.
     
  29. 2300 Nueces

    2300 Nueces Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    616
    Will the Horns be above 500 in big 12 play?
     
  30. DHHorn

    DHHorn Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2014
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    608
    It's cloudy
     

Share This Page