Posted December 30th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball

After starting the season 11-0, the Texas basketball team has now lost two straight to Big 10 foes. The unranked [tag]Wisconsin[/tag] Badgers nailed a long game winning three pointer with three seconds left to beat the Horns on their home court 67-66. Texas might have had a chance for one more play but Wisconsin’s Michael Flowers, who had just hit the three, then stole the inbounds pass and flung it high in the air to finish off the game.

Not a well played game for the Horns and bad execution in the final minutes as well. Most notably, guard [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag] had a chance to put the team up three in the final moments but could only hit one of two free throws. [tag]Justin Mason[/tag] had a horrible game, playing nearly all 40 minutes and not scoring a single point. He was 0 for 7 from the field and another 0 for 2 from the charity stripe. That’s not good. Mason’s minutes may be in trouble when [tag]Gary Johnson[/tag] makes his debut this week.

Maybe the lone bright spot for Texas, [tag]Damion James[/tag] had an incredible game. James played great on offense and defense, and as usual was a monster on the glass. He scored 21 points on 10 of 16 shooting and had 15 rebounds. He’s definitely stepped on his game this season after an inconsistent freshman year.

Next up for the Longhorns is a home game against TCU Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm. The game can be seen on FSN if you’re in the state of Texas.


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  1. reply to  #1


    And then, 70-54 at Michigan. These Badgers may just surprise some folks on the way to March Madness.

  2. reply to  #2


    I think Wisconsin is a pretty solid team but beating Michigan isn’t exactly something you should be touting as a big win. They lost to Harvard by 11.

  3. reply to  #3


    I agree that Michigan isn’t the old Fab Five, but the rule of thumb in the BIG TENeleven is to win ’em all at home and half on the road. (Lately, however, it’s been hard to win the title with more than a couple of road losses. There’s always an Illinois or Ohio State to contend with – Michigan State intentionally omitted – Izzo’s such a crybaby.)

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