5. Texas needs to find its go-to scorer
Through the first four or five games of the regular season, it looked as if Texas basketball found its answer in the scoring department in senior shooting guard Kerwin Roach Jr. In the first five games of the season for Roach Jr. (he missed the season opener against the Eastern Illinois Panthers due to suspension), he scored in double figures each time.
However, the scoring fell flat for Roach Jr. and the Horns of late. Roach Jr. posted only one outing where he scored in double figures in the last three games. That one outing saw him only post 10 points in the win over Purdue. He has hit just five of his last 29 attempts from the field and totaled as many points in his last three games as he was averaging per game coming into the matchup against the Radford Highlanders.
That matchup against Radford is where it all seemed to come crashing down for the Horns. The scoring production from Roach Jr., along with the rest of the back court, started to fall flat and that’s where the three-game losing streak began. Although, this could all turnaround with a string of solid and efficient offensive outings for the Horns.
Texas found a go-to scorer in the win over Purdue, with a solid team-high 22 point effort from sophomore point guard Matt Coleman. The issue with that is, while we should expect better performance from Coleman from here on out, he’s not the reliable scorer the Horns need to step up. That will have to be someone like Roach Jr. or from a completely different source.