Jan 19, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Sheldon McClellan (1) shoots against Kansas Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis (34) during the second half at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center. Kansas beat Texas 64-59. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Flanagan's Thoughts On Texas Longhorns Defeat To Kansas

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– A loss is a loss is a loss. Eventually you have to hang onto these leads and win the game. You don’t play to lose close. As Herm Edwards said:

UCLA was tough, West Virginia was an embarassment, this was a season changing win that Texas let slip through it’s fingers.

– I love Javan Felix, I think he will be a great point guard. But it seems when Texas needs a play, he somehow fumbles the game away and he did it again. Ice does not run through his veins.

– Defense in the first half was spectacular but no offensive identity hurt the Longhorns again as they only scored 59 points. I do believe Myck Kabongo would of helped this team offensively but how much? This team has little experience and very raw talent.

– Even though I get the sense that Texas Longhorns fans have checked out from this season, they are still very frustrated in this season and the freefall of this program since being ranked #1 in January 2010 is obvious. Here is a stat Rick Barnes critics will love.

In the last 5 seasons, Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns are 5-15 in conference games decided by 5 points or fewer. That isn’t getting it done.

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