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  1. Wow, that's quite a hit. Hopefully this next year will be our turn to have the roundball gods smile on us. We are due a break for a change.
  2. Well that's all excellent news. I wish JJ shot better from 3, but she can certainly help Rori survive a season and can score the ball. 2 years left I wonder?
  3. I certainly hope she stays, she's a great piece for us although with AMo back it wouldn't be as bad. Do we have enough scollys for the guards we need, Codio, Maul and Jak seem too raw to contribute next year? We need an experienced 1/2 who can shoot the three. She's fully in the portal, I think mutually. Fool me once..... I'll bet they've already hired a moving service to get her gone, they probably called up Gerlich offering her a deal on a very slightly used guard.
  4. Absolutely horrible way to end the season. We got trucked in coaching, energy, athleticism and talent. I was feeling pretty good about our team going forward but after last night it's hard to feel that way. We have seen this team fall apart after a short turn around but this was just the typical tournament schedule and we should have been fine. We certainly have problems to address but we aren’t as bad as we looked last night. Massive credit to Louisville, they played an impressive game. Now I’ve got portal anxiety.
  5. Time for some payback. Vic will have no trouble getting their attention for this one. Let's welcome the Cardinals to the Moody in style. Horns by 8. 🤘
  6. No. 4 seed Texas (26-9, 14-4 Big 12) vs. No. 5 seed Louisville (24-11, 12-6 ACC) NCAA Tournament Second Round Game 35 Monday, March 20, 2023 – 6:00 p.m. Central Moody Center – Austin, Texas TELEVISION: The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Eric Frede (pxp) and Tamika Catchings (analyst) will call the game. RADIO: The game will be carried on 105.3 FM in Austin. Craig Way (pxp) and Kathy Harston (analyst) will call the action. ESPN: Texas and Louisville already met once this season, back in a November tournament in the breezy Bahamas. The Cardinals got the better of the Longhorns that day when both were ranked in the Top 10 and penciling in expectations for deep runs in the NCAA Tournament. After a long season with ups and downs for both, they meet again Monday night on the Longhorns' home court with a lot more at stake: a trip the Sweet 16. And it promises to be one of the most physical games of the tournament. "Both teams have that aggression in them,” Texas point guard Rori Harmon said. “Its part of their culture, that’s how we both play.”” Fourth-seeded Texas (26-9) has advanced to the Elite Eight each of the past two seasons. Fifth-seeded Louisville (24-11) has reached the Elite Eight or Final Four in each of the last four tournaments. Louisville players say they know the first meeting between the teams, which the Cardinals won 71-63, is is now mostly meaningless. For starters, the Longhorns were missing Harmon, the Big 12 defensive player of the year and the spark plug for everything they do on both ends of the court. Harmon missed the first five games of the season with a toe injury and Texas lost three in a row without her. Everything she does for the Longhorns was on full display in their first-round win over East Carolina when she had eight assists in the first half alone. Texas shooting guard Shaylee Gonzales, a transfer from BYU, handled the point the first time Longhorns and Cardinals met. She's much happier now roaming the wings for open 3-pointers. “We were all new, we had never really played with each other," Gonzales said. "Obviously super glad that she's back because I was super stressed to be thrown into that position.” Louisville's starting backcourt of Hailey Van Lith and Mykasa Robinson will be challenged by Harmon's elite quickness, but Van Lith seemed to relish the matchup. “Rori changes their team a little bit in the fact she has elite court vision,” Van Lith said. “Wearing her out in the backcourt, full court defense is going to be big for us." Van Lith took over the fourth quarter in the first round against Drake, scoring 13 points over the final four minutes to rescue the Cardinals from their first opening-round loss since 2006. She and Robinson will have some big bodies to contend with under the basket against Texas. The Longhorns are the biggest team in the Big 12 and throw those bodies at the basket all game. Even with that size, Texas coach Vic Schaefer said he'll push his post players to be ready for a fight. “We've got the biggest team in the Big 12, and so even in the NCAA Tournament, we've got to take advantage of that,” Schaefer said. “We cannot be bullied. So I’ve challenged our kids to not let that happen. You’ve got to fight back. You just do.” “They can turn turnovers into layups in a hurry. Both of us will put a premium on taking care of the ball,” Schaefer said. Most of Louisville's recent success in the NCAA Tournament has started on the Cardinals' home court. Except for the pandemic tournament of 2021 that was played entirely in Texas, Louisville had hosted the first two rounds in the previous six seasons. Louisville Schedule: vs Cincinnati W87-68 vs IUPUI W84-62 @ Belmont W75-70 vs Gonzaga L79-67 vs 3Texas W71-63 vs S Dakota St L65-55 vs Longwood W100-37 vs 4Ohio State L96-77 @ MTSU L 67-49 vs SIUE W 105-32 @ Kentucky W86-72 @ Bellarmine W73-43 @ Pitt W77-53 @ DePaul W81-67 vs Syracuse W86-77 @ Duke L63-56 vs Georgia Tech W63-55 vs Pitt W76-69 @13 Virginia Tech L81-79 @ Florida St W82-75 vs Boston College W73-65 vs 20NC State L63-51 @ Wake Forest L68-57 @ Syracuse W79-67 vs 11North Carolina W62-55 @ Virginia W63-53 vs Clemson W81-69 @ 10Notre Dame L78-76 @ Boston College W62-52 vs Miami W71-57 vs 10Notre Dame L68-65 vs Wake Forest W74-48 vs 10Notre Dame W64-38 vs 8Virginia Tech L75-67 vs12 Drake W83-81 @4Texas
  7. Sounded like she worked her ass off to get back, spending all her time with the trainers. Sonya is a warrior. Respect.
  8. Agree. We are at least a top ten program, we should have a top ten coach if possible. If they give him the job then I’ll be rooting heavily for him. I just want Texas to win. So make the best choices we can to make sure we win.
  9. Freshmen getting good minutes, Morris getting some burn to get the rust off, Rori getting some rest. Texas winning easily. Couldn't have asked for a better game to start off with.
  10. Soooo glad to see Morris on the floor. Greatly improves our chances for a deep run. Men won and the women looking good, it's going to be great day for Horns hoop fans.
  11. No. 4 seed Texas (25-9, 14-4 Big 12) vs. No. 13 seed East Carolina (23-9, 11-5 AAC) NCAA Tournament First Round Game 35 Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. Central Moody Center – Austin, Texas TELEVISION: The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Eric Frede (pxp) and Tamika Catchings (analyst) will call the game. RADIO: The game will be carried on 105.3 FM in Austin. Roger Wallace (pxp) and Kathy Harston (analyst) will call the action. East Carolina Players to Watch McNeal is East Carolina's leading scorer, averaging 17.6 points and 2.9 steals per game. Amiya Joyner is the leading rebounder, tallying 9.7 rebounds per game to go with 10.5 points, while Micah Dennis leads the Lady Pirates with 2.8 assists per game in addition to averaging 6.6 points a contest. McNeal is the top threat for East Carolina from beyond the arc. She paces the squad in made threes per game, hitting 1.1 three-pointers per contest with a 28 percent shooting percentage from downtown. E.C.Shooting: 37.8% from the floor 23.4% from 3 62.6% from the stripe (So not too spiffy) Texas Shooting: 44.6% from the floor 34.0% from 3 67.9% from the stripe They appear to shoot and rebound about even with their opponents. They have more assists, blocks, a lot more steals and far fewer turnovers than their opponents. East Carolina Pirates Schedule: vs South Carolina State W71-35 vs Wake Forest L57-46 vs UNC Wilmington W76-49 vs High Point W65-54 OT vs Charleston Southern W64-31 vs Liberty W72-64 @ Virginia L72-50 @ George Mason L54-41 vs VCU W69-51 vs Maryland-Eastern Shore W67-41 @ Gardner-Webb L67-59 vs North Carolina A&T W79-49 @ Hampton W64-60 vs Tulsa L55-47 @ Memphis W55-47 vs Tulane W63-53 @ Temple W72-51 @ SMU L68-66 vs Cincinnati W61-53 @ Wichita State W66-57 vs Memphis L61-53 @ South Florida L72-48 @ UCF W68-54 vs Temple W67-52 vs Wichita State W79-62 @ Cincinnati W68-57 vs UCF W63-57 vs Houston W88-83 3OT @ Tulane L64-56 vs Tulane W69-58 vs Memphis W69-60 vs Houston W46-44
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