3. Final minute was difficult to watch
Texas basketball missed its final three shots of the game, and all of those came in the final minute. VCU struggled to shoot in the final minute just as much as the Horns did. Texas and Radford both missed some key field-goal attempts to deliver a nerve-racking but boring end to a defensive struggle.
Not only was the shooting a mess in the final few minutes for each team. Turnovers started to ravage the hopes of each offense to gain an edge late.
Texas and VCU just got sloppy down the stretch with both turnovers and shooting. Missing the final five field-goal attempts of the game and turning the ball over more than six times in the final two minutes made for a hard second half to pay attention to without cringing. Texas couldn’t find any clutch shots, and the back court was particularly at fault.
Sophomore point guard Matt Coleman had a better outing on offense here. He didn’t facilitate much of the offense, though. Freshman point guard Courtney Ramey had a down game. He was 0-for-3 shooting from the field and turned the ball over five times. You don’t want to blame just one player in the loss, but Ramey’s efforts didn’t help the Horns here.