March Madness: Texas Looks Solid At The Half

The first half of Texas's opener in the 2011 NCAA Tournament just ended with the Longhorns holding on to a 46-38 lead. Nothing to get either thrilled or concerned about.

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Oakland's offense is scoring at a decent clip, but that's to be expected. Even a fantastic defense like UT can't be expected to stop them. Texas is doing a great job of setting the tempo and knifing through Oakland's facade of a defense, though. Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson each have nine points, as well as five and four rebounds respectively.

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If there are concerns, Texas has shot well better than their average from the field, while Oakland has shot a bit worse. Some, if not all, of that is likely due to Texas stifling Oakland on defense, though.

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Eight points is probably about where it should have been at the half. The Longhorns should be Oakland, and should beat them comfortably, but it's also not a guarantee.

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