Rick Barnes is fading fast. Barnes has been Texas’ head coach for 17 seasons and, in that time, he has done very little to merit staying here longer. It’s time for there to be a new head coach for the Longhorns.
Butler went ahead and ended Texas’ miserable season Thursday afternoon, 56–48. And it was all too familiar for Rick Barnes and company in college basketball’s biggest tournament. Costly turnovers. Inefficient offense. Missed free throws in the clutch.
Few Texas fans know much about Butler. Heck, even head coach Rick Barnes admitted he doesn't know much about Butler. While he analyzes them frantically on his Synergy Sports app on his iPad, I will attempt to fill you in.
Texas can breathe a sigh of relief. They’re officially in.
In the first region revealed on the Selection Sunday, Texas found out that it was the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, and will face off against the No. 6 seed Butler Bulldogs in In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Thursday.