If Texas is t move on in the Big 12 Tournament tonight, they are going to have to step up just about every aspect of their game. Having lost to Kansas State twice already this season, the Longhorns enter tonight’s contest as an underdog at best.
In the first loss to K State, defense was nowhere to be found. The Wildcats, on the other hand, outrebounded the Longhorns and forced more turnovers than can be found at a Paula Dean bake sale.
In the second matchup, Kansas State was solid from beyond the 3 point arc (9 of 18 three pointers) and Texas was able to manage only 19 of 33 free throw attempts.
Keys to tonight’s match up are solid defense and staying out of foul trouble. If Texas can manage a win tonight, it would tip their 16-16 record to the positive side and keep them eligible for an NIT bid. Lose tonight, and it the season end for the Longhorns.