Although the Texas Longhorns were able to handily knock off the Kansas Jayhawks when they played in Austin a few weeks back, the Longhorns knew that tonight’s game in Lawrence would be a lot more difficult, and Texas fans underestimated how difficult it would be.
Texas was really never in the game, as they trailed 35-13 early, and then ended up falling to #8 Kansas 85-54, in a total beat down.
In most games this year, Texas has been able to live and die with Javan Felix and Isaiah Taylor’s shots, and tonight really exemplified that.
Texas only got out rebounded by two rebounds, and only had 5 more turnovers. But, if you had told me pre game that Felix and Taylor were going to shoot a combined 3-23 from the field, I could go ahead and tell you who would win.
The funny thing about it is, that the shooting woes were a recurring theme. The Longhorns shot 6 for 29 in the first half (roughly 22%) and with Isaiah Taylor going 0-10 in the first half, Texas trailed 46-18 at halftime.
And in the second half, although Texas was only outscored 39=36, Kansas was able to take the win, moving to 21-6 on the season.
For Kansas, this game couldn’t have played out better, as fabulous freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points on 7-12 shooting, and also grabbed 6 rebounds for his team. And for Texas, their bright spot, if possible, would’ve been Jonathan Holmes semi-successful night going 7-11 from the field with 17 points.
For Texas, it seems like the tough stretch has come to a close, even though the Longhorns will have to face Baylor on Wednesday in what looks to be another solid game as the Longhorns look to get back to their winning ways on ESPNU at 9:00 E.T., so make sure to tune in.