thank God it's over

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by BigWill, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. BigWill

    BigWill 2,500+ Posts

    it was too painful to go on any longer.
     
  2. OrangeRB

    OrangeRB 500+ Posts

  3. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

  4. tallgrant

    tallgrant 250+ Posts

    Love the Horns, love the guys (particularly Damien) but it was rough to watch this year.
     
  5. recycle bin

    recycle bin 25+ Posts

    It couldn't have ended any other way. All the chances in the world to win and a major collapse at the end.
     
  6. RJDriver

    RJDriver 100+ Posts

    Right on. I can't watch Pittman miss 3 point-blank dunks in a row anymore. Fatness. Hook Em. [​IMG]
     
  7. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    This game was lost like most others this year: opponents open under the basket who repeatedly got easy dunks; few points in the paint for us; and last but not least, missed free throws!!!!

    A suck end to a suck last half of the season.
     
  8. NEWDOC2002

    NEWDOC2002 1,000+ Posts

    Unless Barnes and this team have some kind of epiphany in the next six months this board is gonna have a lot of [​IMG] .
     
  9. HornsForever'93

    HornsForever'93 1,000+ Posts

    I swear this team had an extremely low basketball IQ.
     
  10. starchild

    starchild 500+ Posts

    have to agree. i always want the horns to win, but it's hard to think that the game was going to end any other way. missed free throws, defensive breakdowns, missed layups, etc. same song, different verse. we'll miss you, damion. thanks for the hard work, and good luck in the association.
     
  11. cochamps

    cochamps 2,500+ Posts

    that team sucked ***. it will be interesting to see if they can figure anything out during the off season.
     
  12. Santafe

    Santafe 500+ Posts

    I hope to God every man on the starting five leaves this team. We need players, not chokers.
     
  13. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

    To coin a phrase from texags, that was a donkey abortion of a season.
     
  14. TexasRx

    TexasRx 500+ Posts

    I feel bad for James but I agree... disappointing end to a disappointing season. Fight your way back to tie game, go up by 8 in OT, miss 4 free throws in the last minute. Lose. [​IMG]
     
  15. UTAustin92

    UTAustin92 250+ Posts

    Agree. Too painful to watch when there are breakdowns in almost every aspect of the game.
     
  16. wadster

    wadster 5,000+ Posts


     
  17. orangebones

    orangebones 500+ Posts

    we already knew barnes is about as good at coaching offense and balls skills as oklahoma is at not-sucking, but defense was a big problem this year too, even before balbay got hurt. how many dudes did we make look like kobe bryant this year? how the hell do you NOT BLOCK OUT and let some athletic jackass with no skills dunk all over you in put backs?

    freaking blowing goats at the stripe and not running anything except that middle school high screen offense while everyone else stands and watches makes me want to throw a lamp through the tv.

    our fundamentals suck, which compunds the problematic truth that barnes' teams are worthless on offense unless he has a #*@#!+@ lottery pick running the dang point.
     
  18. RomaVicta

    RomaVicta 5,000+ Posts

    Have to agree. Something about overtime reminded me of the whole season:

    Hey, we've got this thing won.

    Wha' happened?

    Embarrassing.
     
  19. Orangeblood90

    Orangeblood90 250+ Posts

    First time in a long time I'm glad the season came to an end. I will always love the players and anyone who represents Texas, but as a team working together; their performance the second half of the season really was embarrassing. Hope they can go back to basics, because they are seriously lacking in some fundamentals
     
  20. BeatYaEasyEasy

    BeatYaEasyEasy 250+ Posts

    It was an appropriate ending to this season in particular. Choke city, free-throws, and just a general gaggle in terms of offense.
     
  21. 71grad

    71grad 1,000+ Posts

    At least we are spared the total *** rape of playing Kentucky.
     
  22. Longhorn01

    Longhorn01 500+ Posts

    that was a broken team
     
  23. orangecat

    orangecat 1,000+ Posts

    Kentucky would have beaten this team by 30 and this team would have deserved that.

    I wanted to play Kentucky so the freshmen could see what a team looks like, a team that plays together and doesn't make silly mistakes, miss free throws, etc.

    This team needed more experience, well they got at least 5 minutes more experience than they deserved. This team got a lucky matchup against a team that tried to give it away several times, a team that had lost 5 of its last 6.

    I don't see Barnes doing anything different next year. I think he will try to give the point guard job to Ward and see what happens.

    Defense is the big question mark. if Barnes doesn't get these guys to learn some D, next year could be the beginning of the end for Rick. I picture a no D team like this year's, maybe ranked 9th in the conference in D, a team that goes 18 and 15, and NIT, then I would think he would get one more year. But then again, this is not a basketball school, so unless there is a scandal ala Penders, he might not get shown the door.
     
  24. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    Free Throws.
     
  25. Aces_Full

    Aces_Full 500+ Posts

    Gary Johnson was absolutely terrible down the stetch. He committs a couple of huge fouls in regulation to put them at the free throw line. Then J'covan gives him a nice pass underneath, and he gets stuffed and we go to overtime. And you could tell in OT that he wanted NO PART of those free throws. He looked like he would rather be in Iraq than at the line.
     
  26. TexasGolf

    TexasGolf 2,500+ Posts

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  27. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    The entire latter part of the season, I couldn't sit through a whole game on TV, even this one. There would have been a brick inside the cabinet. This morning, the radio guys said we missed 18 lay-ups or dunks. And that's par for the course. Wide open shots by the opponents, and we can't even pick up a loose ball right in front of our feet without falling down? Ugh. How about starting out shooting 2 for 14? What team would we beat doing that? Then the same thing to start the second half, which sadly echoes a lot of other games the latter part of the season. Missing 4 of the last 6 freethrows-did anyone actually think it would be otherwise?
    All in all, we don't have to watch what would have happened against Kentucky, but you still like to win at least one game in the tournament.
     
  28. hookem1962

    hookem1962 250+ Posts

    the last 3 seasons have been the beginning of the end for rick barnes...

    he will NOT take us to the top. PERIOD. We have seen enough to know that.
     
  29. the Saint

    the Saint 500+ Posts

  30. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    This season for Barnes was worse than Macovic's last season at UT.

    He's damn lucky we don't give a flip about basketball, or he'd be riding the next greyhound bus out of Austin in a Ms Doubtfire disguise.
     

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