clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

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.

↵

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.

↵

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.

↵

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.