On Tuesday night, Texas would be called upon to defend an undefeated record on its home floor. One problem stood in the way: The team would be without star freshman forward Mo Bamba, who suffered a concussion during practice on Sunday.
On Saturday, head coach Karen Aston was looking for a defensive stopper — someone who had the confidence to take on a talented offensive player from the opposing team and make her life miserable. She asked the Longhorns if anyone was ready to accept the challenge.
He may be the quietest member of the young Texas Longhorns’ basketball team, but freshman power forward Jericho Sims is ready to speak to the nation in his first year suiting up at the Frank Erwin Center.
The Longhorns will have high expectations for the 2017–18 season, coming into the year ranked No. 6 in the nation per the AP Poll. Here are the top four storylines from Texas’ offseason following head coach Karen Aston’s remarks to the media on Monday.