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.â†µ
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.
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.â†µ
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.â†µ