2020-2021 Season

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Joe Fan, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Maui tourney is back on so we should play NC, Villanova and possibly Gonzaga

    We will also have an SEC team in the Big 12/SEC Challenge

    18 conf games
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  2. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Where’s Shaka?
  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Working his *** of recruiting in Florida
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  6. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Where’s Shaka?
  7. utfannforlife

    utfannforlife 500+ Posts

    UNC, Villanova, Gonzaga, UK all confirmed on the schedule this year. Shaka must know something we don't because you schedule like this unless you expect to win big!

    Color me excited!!!!
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  8. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    But just think all of those teams have circled Texas as a sure victory.
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  9. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    Where did you hear Gonzaga, Villanova and UNC are confirmed? I know we might have the chance to play UNC in the Maui invitational but are we playing them for sure outside of the tournament?
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  10. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    The Gonzaga game is not happening this season. It has been rescheduled for next year.
  11. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    We get Kentucky in the Big 12/SEC challenge. How fortunate.

    I'm thinking we're about 10-8 in conference, tops. We were kind of relying on that watered down nonconference outside of the Maui stuff and Gonzaga to help us get towards 20 wins.

    I guess there's always a chance that Brown could come in and be some kind of elite wizard to steal a handful of wins away from conference games we should have lost, and since this is a weird year to begin with, anything's possible.
  12. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Hi, JJ, saw you over here and wondered what you thought when Shaka said his team was upset because Donald Trump got elected? Said it affected them. What's the saying about the honor and traditions of Texas will not be entrusted to the faint of heart? There were other basketball programs that had black players on their team that managed to win 25 plus games that season. Guess they weren't "faint of heart" over an election.
  13. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    I think we win the tournament again.* Just like we closed out the last complete season we played.

    *I'm not saying which tournament...
  14. YearOfTheSteer

    YearOfTheSteer 500+ Posts

    Looks like the Horns are AP No. 19 in the pre-season poll.


    1. Gonzaga (28)
    2. Baylor (24)
    3. Villanova (11)
    4. Virginia (1)
    5. Iowa
    6. Kansas
    7. Wisconsin
    8. Illinois
    9. Duke
    10. Kentucky
    11. Creighton
    12. Tennessee
    13. Michigan State
    14. Texas Tech
    15. West Virginia
    16. North Carolina
    17. Houston
    18. Arizona State
    19. Texas
    20. Oregon
    21. Florida State
    22. UCLA
    23. Ohio State
    24. Rutgers
    25. Michigan
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  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    19th, but only 5th in conference
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  17. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    seems like we start every year in the top 25 only to end up a .500 team. Even with all of the experience coming back I have little faith Shaka can get it done.
  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Defending NIT champ, loser.
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  19. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

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  20. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I'll believe it when I see it.
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  21. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Ramey with 20 points and Coleman with 17 in a big margin win over our South Texas brethren to open the season. Nice shooting #19 Horns!
  22. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Looked pretty sloppy to me despite the score. Outhustled in rebounding, nearly twice as many turnovers. I have no doubt there will be no accountability just like a TH coached FB team and the same issues will remain. Talent may blow out UTRGV but the B12 will roast Texas playing like a bunch of individuals.
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  23. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Some folks just can’t (won’t) enjoy a nice victory and shooting exhibition. #19. 1-0. Go Horns!
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  24. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Maybe I have a different perspective due to my experience in the business world. You see, I've seen employees celebrate after hitting record production numbers while violating safety protocol and ignoring the company SOP's. The violation of safety protocol often resulted in amputations. Usually it was fingers, but I've seen the loss of legs and a death. All that profit from the production record gone in a flash, not to mention the permanent disability of a good employee. An even bigger factor to me.

    Then there's all the customer complaints for failure to follow SOP. Ironically, the production numbers would be just as good if they following the SOP's carefully and there would be no safety or quality issues.

    It's the same way in sports. If you don't take care of the little things you'll get beat, often by teams of lesser talent. That's the trademark of Shaka and TH coached teams. They certainly don't appear to be coached on the little things and certainly aren't held accountable for failure to execute the little things. I.E., take care of policy and procedure. I see it all the time in the business world, managers more concerned about being liked than respected, which results in them achieving neither.

    Did you watch the women's game? Now that's what I call coaching. Vic coaching them constantly on the little things. A few times he jumped on players for something very minor which was surprising even to me. Texas may win a lot of games this season on talent alone, but it will be sad to think about how good they could be.
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  25. 22Horn

    22Horn 500+ Posts

    Chop, so true!!

    It's so good to read such 'positive' comments!!!!

    """"this WAS the first game""""
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  26. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Excellent point! The coach isn't supposed to do any coaching during the first game.
  27. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Loved the win against a 2nd tier team. This is a talented group. Brown is special.

    But I saw much of the same as the game wore on. Sloppy, too much dribbling and not enough passing to the open guy; not enough movement away from the ball; the player with the ball suddenly going one on one with the result often a turnover or a poor "desperation" shot.

    I love the athleticism of the team. That alone will get a lot of wins. But we need more than that to get to the level I'm hoping they'll attain.

    Not ragging on the team just telling you what I saw.
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  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Kai is special.
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  29. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Movement away from the ball is probably still the biggest area for improvement. This calls for discipline, conditioning, and desire. I sure like the shooting though.
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  30. cnb

    cnb 500+ Posts

    So Will Baker hitting the transfer portal. Sounds about right. Sign a 5* , misuse him his first year then let him transfer.

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