5. Courtney Ramey notches a career high in points
We’re going to open up the discussion to a common theme here for Texas basketball. In the past five halves of basketball, the Horns haven’t found any rhythm shooting from the field. Most of the most reliable scorers for this team fell flat in the last two games especially in the last minute losses to Radford and VCU.
A key point for improvement for the Horns in all three losses was the three-point shooting percentages. The three-point shooting wasn’t working for the Horns despite some open looks that the talented guards would normally knock down. That needs to change against a Purdue offense that can put up some points.
A serious point of concern for the Horns is how much freshman point guard Courtney Ramey missed from the field in the 54-53 loss to VCU. Ramey didn’t hit a single attempt from the field, including a key three-point try late in the second half. Sophomore point guard Matt Coleman and Ramey missed key three-point attempts late against VCU that could’ve sealed the win.
Ramey was 0-for-3 from the field in the loss to VCU. He’s gone three of his last four games, playing at least a dozen minutes on the floor in each, without converting a single field goal attempt. Ramey was awful from the field of late, and that trend should reverse soon. Texas couldn’t have it come at a better time during non-conference play than against Purdue.