After winning Big 12 Tournament, Texas returns to Kansas City for Sweet 16
A week ago, Texas won the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. The Longhorns return for the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
If the conference tournament was any indication, Texas feels comfortable in the T-Mobile Center. Texas head coach Rodney Terry and company rode momentum to the program’s second ever Big 12 Tournament title. The team will look to rekindle the offensive fire it started a week ago when it faces the No. 3 Xavier Musketeers its next game.
What must happen for Texas is clear. Terry’s squad must get back to normal at the three-point line. The Longhorns shot just over 7% going 1-for-13 from behind the arc. It’s fair to assume that kind of performance from three will not be good enough to advance moving forward.
The pendulum swung negatively for Texas guard Sir’Jabari Rice who followed a 7-for-10 output from long range to go 1-for-6 against Penn State. He could be key for Texas guards getting back to form in the next game.