ISU - Game 2

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Chop, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    We’re taking on ISU. A big victory against another hapless conference foe will get our momentum back. After this certain victory, it will be off to the races for the conference and national tournaments.

    Go Horns!
  2. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Nothing to worry about here folks. ISU’s early lead is sure to erode as Shaka and the Horns shift into high gear and cruise to victory.

    Horns taking control now. Good job Shaka and team!

    The entire sporting world is focused intently on this critical game.

    Out to a big lead now.

    UT 28
    ISU 13
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  3. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Still up by 10. Keep the pressure on them Horns!

    Brown and Kai both with 9 pts. Good blend of guard and forward scoring.
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  4. SAMMCHornfan

    SAMMCHornfan 250+ Posts

    Good job, Chop. I was hoping to find a live stream here. Horns still got a couple of more tough games with OU and TCU both on the road.:bevo::bevo:
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  5. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    We’re up by 12. Brown is in double figures. Kai is playing well.
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  6. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    How much time is left
  7. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Less than a minute Up by 10 now.
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  8. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Kai with 17 points and 8 boards.
    Brown with 12 points.

    Nice work by our bigs tonight.
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  9. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts


    HORNS WIN!!!

    UT 81
    ISU 67

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  10. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Kai really stepped up his play tonight.

    Other than too many turnovers, there's not much to dislike about this glorious conference victory.
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  11. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    And, as usual, a marvelous job of preparation and coaching by Shaka.
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    LHABSOB 500+ Posts

    No access to the game tonight here in Chicago. Sims had 0 rebounds and 5 fouls?!?!
  13. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Sims got some early fouls and sat for a while. He never got in the groove. Kai more than mad up for him as did Brown.
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  14. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Ok, I really tried to pass by this comment but I just can't let this slide by. I am happy we did what we are expected to do, but ISU is 2-18. South Dakota State beat them. There was no masterful game planning involved. With the talent this team has we should have won this game with no coaches on the bench at all.
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  15. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    You don't get named to the elite group of 15 top coaches being considered for the Naismith Coach of the Year award unless you're a really good coach.
  16. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    Guessing this is sarcasm??
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  17. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    Agree!! Shaka is way to far into the Texas coaching relm to get a pass. Not sure why in year 6 of shaka where we are consistently around 60% wins that anyone would be ok with this. I really think most people expected more out of this team and that falls on the coach.
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  18. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    apparently you do.
  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I admire Chop for his optimism about this team, but unfortunately he has gone way over the top toward supporting Shaka every chance he gets. We will get this coach of the year nominee stuff the rest of the year after every win because he's trying to make a point to all of us who can see what's going on and "don't support the team". There's no sarcasm in his post at all.
  20. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    Unfortunately we are paying premium salary for walmart results. Guessing chop would still have charlie strong too who was a nice guy but a terrible coach.
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  21. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Charlie Strong was in over his head.

    Shaka Smart is nothing like Charlie Strong. He's built a top notch program, and is at the place where we can reload rather than rebuild.

    Charlie Strong had nothing but losing seasons here. Charlie Strong = losing seasons.

    Shaka Smart has had 4 winning seasons in a row. He's a proven winner. Shaka Smart = winning seasons.

    And the sporting world recognizes this. Shaka Smart is a Top 15 coach--see Naismith award nominees. Even the announcers last night (non-UT affliated) were talking about what a good coach he is.
  22. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    Here are the facts:
    Mediocre is not what most people call a winning program (Overall .555 just barely winning record). Last season we were tied for 3rd and this season we are 4th.

    Texas Longhorns (Big 12 Conference) (2015–present)
    2015–16 Texas 20–13 11–7 4th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2016–17 Texas 11–22 4–14 10th
    2017–18 Texas 19–15 8–10 T–6th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2018–19 Texas 21–16 8–10 6th NIT Champion
    2019–20 Texas 19–12 9–9 T–3rd Post-season cancelled due to pandemic
    2020–21 Texas 16–7 10–6
    Texas: 106–85 (.555) 50–56 (.472)
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  23. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    One more thing, we went from Rick Barnes to what we have now. Again, just look at the record.
    Texas Longhorns (Big 12 Conference) (1998–2015)
    1998–99 Texas 19–13 13–3 1st NCAA Division I Round of 64
    1999–00 Texas 24–9 13–3 2nd NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2000–01 Texas 25–9 12–4 T–2nd NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2001–02 Texas 22–12 10–6 T–3rd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
    2002–03 Texas 26–7 13–3 2nd NCAA Division I Final Four
    2003–04 Texas 25–8 12–4 T–2nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
    2004–05 Texas 20–11 9–7 T–5th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2005–06 Texas 30–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Division I Elite Eight
    2006–07 Texas 25–10 12–4 3rd NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2007–08 Texas 31–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Division I Elite Eight
    2008–09 Texas 23–12 9–7 T–4th NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2009–10 Texas 24–10 9–7 T–6th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2010–11 Texas 28–8 13–3 2nd NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2011–12 Texas 20–14 9–9 5th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    2012–13 Texas 16–18 7–11 7th CBI First Round
    2013–14 Texas 24–11 11–7 T–3rd NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2014–15 Texas 20–14 8–10 T–6th NCAA Division I Round of 64
    Texas: 402–180 (.691) 186–94 (.664)
    Tennessee Volunteers (Southeastern Conference) (2015–present)
    2015–16 Tennessee 15–19 6–12 12th
    2016–17 Tennessee 16–16 8–10 T–9th
    2017–18 Tennessee 26–9 13–5 T–1st NCAA Division I Round of 32
    2018–19 Tennessee 31–6 15–3 T–2nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
    2019–20 Tennessee 17–14 9–9 T–8th NCAA Division I Cancelled
    2020–21 Tennessee 16–7 9–7
    Tennessee: 121–71 (.630) 60–46 (.566)

    Barnes last year at Texas was not good but the others were very good. Records dont lie. Texas took a step down with shaka.
  24. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    6 years and a losing record in conference. That says about everything there is to say. Even TH did better than that.
  25. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    His best year was with Rick Barnes leftovers. With the most talented and experienced team in a long time I just hope he can make it out of the first weekend....or maybe win his first NCAA tourney game since he arrived.
  26. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

  27. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Has Shaka not won an NCAA tournament game at Texas? Good grief. Let’s defend our NIT championship.
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  28. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    Not sure there will be room in the new area for another NIT banner.

    Lipscomb is better than in 2019 too and we are not the rollin' ball of butcher knives we were in 2019!
  29. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Ah yes, they were arguably the top team in Tennessee that year.
  30. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I fully understand the Rick Barnes comparisons, but Charlie Strong comparisons make no sense at all. I will admit I was like many on this board after the first 4 seasons... I thought to myself, who the hell is this guy? We were supposed to be going back to fun run and gun basketball, but instead we got a guy trying to coach Rick Barnes style of play and he knows very little about that style of basketball, so I was hoping he would be canned. Then he switched back to his style and now the team is entertaining and they are winning. I think what we are seeing is a man becoming a better and better coach before our eyes and I certainly hope he keeps improving and stays until he can quiet down all the naysayers. He has already shut me up and transformed me into a fan; hopefully, a bunch of you on this board are next. If we get the right draw, this could be an exciting dance.

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