When the Longhorns held off the visiting Bears 79-70 on Monday night, it marked the first time this…
Texas Basketball Notes
As Kabongo Goes, So Goes Texas? Sometimes, when it comes to analysis, we can get a little too simplistic. And while there's little doubt that Texas is better with point guard Myck Kabongo — Texas had two Big 12 wins in 10 games without him (both home wins over the league's two worst teams), and has four Big 12 victories in seven games since getting him back (three over teams with winning records) — it does get a bit repetitive to simply hear other coaches talk about how Texas plays faster or has better leadership with him in the lineup. Kabongo hasn't been perfect — look at his seven-point, seven-turnover effort against Oklahoma State and league's best point guard Marcus Smart as Exhibit A — but the interesting stat to me is just how good he's been in Texas's wins. Check out these averages in those four victories — 18.8 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 7.0 assists per game, 2.75 turnovers per game and 56.8 percent shooting from the field. In Texas's three losses with Kabongo, he...
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