Last night's home game against the Oklahoma Sooners was one of the greatest in the Rick Barnes era. I hate to say it, but OU is a great team, and will likely make a deep run in the playoffs. But Texas dug deep and was the better team on Saturday.
The University of Texas basketball team is in an unusual place this February. They are on the cusp of not making the NCAA playoffs. Although they most recently blew Oklahoma State off the court, they had lost the previous three before that. The loses came to Kansas State, Missouri and Nebraska. Not exactly powerhouses. Rick Barnes' teams have made it into March Madness in each of his ten seasons at Texas. They haven't been this solidly on the bubble in some time.
Tulane is playing Rice in basketball. The Rice mascot says something, and actually gets ejected from the arena.