After a brutal start offensively to their first round game against Cincinnati, a furious comeback fell just short for Texas, as the Longhorns lost 65-59.
Nothing went right for Texas in the first half, as they opened the game with a 16-2 deficit. Without much scoring from their front-court, the Longhorns offense stagnated as they resorted to firing away jumpers from the perimeter.
But as has been their pattern all season, Texas mounted a furious second-half comeback led by J'Covan Brown. The junior guard didn't have the most efficient game, but he still finished with 19 points and 6 assists.
However, after getting the score tied at 52, the Longhorns inability to get easy shots in the paint came back to haunt them one final time, as they missed a series of tough three-pointers which gave the Bearcats the chance to regain control of the game.
Cincinnati, with a starting line-up that featured three juniors and two seniors, never panicked, finishing Texas behind a balanced offensive attack from their starters, who scored 59 of the team's 65 points.
For Texas, their up-and-down performance was the culmination of a season great in promise but lacking in execution, as their talent couldn't quite overcome their lack of experience.