After losing at home to division rival Kansas last night, Texas sits in 5th in the Big 12, and if the season ended today wouldn’t even receive a bye in the conference tournament. Quite a fall from the team everyone was calling the best around less than a month ago.
Texas still sits in 12th in the Pomeroy ratings, but the Longhorns cannot score at all, scoring less than a point per possession in 5 of their last 7 games, and suffering through a 22-0 run last night. The problem seems to hinge on guard Dogus Balbay, who seems to be a slightly worse version of Doug Gottlieb. Defenders can sag off Balbay, knowing he can’t and won’t shoot, which allows them to focus on Damion James and the like.
Of course, Balbay isn’t killing them as much as Jordan Hamilton. The Freshman’s eFG sits under 50%, yet when he is in he takes nearly 30% of the teams shots, highest on the team.
Oh well, at least they’ll always have this .gif of Brady Morningstar.