Team of the Day: Texas

February 19th, 2008

#7 Texas (22-4, 9-2 Big 12)
What happened? 77-50 win over archrival Texas A&M to move into a tie for first in the Big 12.

The last time these two met, A&M physically overwhelmed the Longhorns in College Station on their way to an 80-63 victory on January 30th. But there was not way the Horns were going to allow a repeat on their home court, jumping out to a 16-4 lead (39-18 at the half) on the way to a twenty-seven point win. D.J. Augustin, mired in a shooting slump for the last few weeks, went off for twenty-seven points and nine assists. The one question mark regarding the Longhorns in March is their relative lack of size, but you can’t measure the effort put in by the likes of Damion James (13.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg; 15 and 9 last night) and Justin Mason (nine rebounds last night) by simply looking at their height and weight. As Augustin and A.J. Abrams go, so go the Longhorns. But last night also offered another example of why you can’t sell their supporting cast either.

On the clock tonight: #14 Indiana (They got a good win in an emotionally charged atmosphere on Saturday night, but can they do it again with a banged-up D.J. White?)