Friday, November 23, 2018

A Statement Win

"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge," 
2 Peter 1:5

Start by thinking about the lead the Longhorns blew against Duke in the equivalent game last year.  Next, think about the lead the Longhorns blew in the tournament last year.  Compare those two losses to how they ground out the win last night.

The contrast speaks for itself.

Last night, the Longhorns fought off several late surges to upset #7 North Carolina 92-89.  They never surrendered the lead they took into halftime.  Every time North Carolina got close, Texas pushed it a little further.

Snoop Roach led with a dominant performance.  Career high 32 points.  We could get used to his second half dunks.

What's not to say about Dylan Osetkowski and Jaxon Hayes?!?  Osetkowski hit a key three pointer for the halftime lead then played key minutes down the stretch.  Hayes is a rebounding machine.

The only shortcoming was free throw shooting.  Had the Longhorns been better from the line, they could have put the game away several minutes earlier.  But the free throw shooting was good enough.

Bottom Line: A very encouraging sign....

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