A rarity this season came through for Texas basketball in its only action of the weekend, in a dominant home win over the Grand Canyon Antelopes.
The performance we had all been waiting for out of Texas basketball finally arrived on Dec. 15. Texas basketball had an opportunity to extend its winning streak to two games against a team on the rise in the Grand Canyon Antelopes. This winning streak started with an enormous win over the Purdue Boilermakers on Dec. 9.
There was a long down period between games for Texas basketball on Dec. 9 and Dec. 15. It seemingly worked out for Texas basketball in the end since it claimed two victories, that could’ve gone either way, over Purdue and Grand Canyon.
This wasn’t going to be easy for the Horns, against a team carrying a 5-4 record into this game in Grand Canyon. The Antelopes were coming off a competitive loss, where it gave the No. 6 ranked Nevada Wolfpack nearly all it could handle in a 74-66 defeat. This was a Grand Canyon team that was not going to be intimidated by the Horns, much like the rest of the recent opponents on its non-conference slate.
Moreover, for what was only the second time this season Texas basketball actually took care of business against an opponent it was supposed to handle. Grand Canyon was only a single digit-underdog against the Horns, but the 38-point defeat proved otherwise.
Here’s a look at the five takeaways from the dominant 98-60 steamrolling of the Grand Canyon Antelopes by the Texas Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center on Dec. 15.