Once upon a time, Barnes’ Longhorns weren’t the defense-first kind of team they are now and, instead, relied on a fast-paced, high-scoring offense. The strategy worked and produced results unprecedented for the Longhorn
Against Kansas on Saturday, No. 19 Texas took nearly seven minutes to get the ball to the post. How do head coach Rick Barnes and his towering starting lineup go so long without feeding the highly recruited big men?
No. 17 Texas fell 75–62 against No. 11 Kansas on Saturday — the team’s second home loss in the first half of conference play. This defeat puts the Longhorns at 3-3 in Big 12 play before their upcoming trip to Ames, Iowa, to take on No. 9 Iowa State on Monday. Here are a few notes from Saturday’s loss: