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Bracketology: Texas Longhorns Drop To Three Seed In 2011 NCAA Tournament

Things have changed in a hurry for the Texas Longhorns. 

Not long ago, the Longhorns were looking like a lock for one of the four one-seeds in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. After dropping three of their last four contests, Texas suddenly looks to be on track for a three-seed according to the latest bracket at Blogging the Bracket

Texas had been winners of 11 straight games, dating back to January 8th when the Connecticut Huskies beat the Longhorns 82-81 in overtime. That streak was snapped on February 19th when Texas lost to Nebraska, 70-67. Texas went on and beat crushed Iowa State in their next contest, but what's especially concerning is what happened in the two games after that: Texas blew a 22 point lead to Colorado this past Saturday and then lost at home to Kansas State on Monday, 75-70. 

The Longhorns likely won't get a chance to reclaim a one-seed - too many things would have to go right for them, even assuming they win the Big 12 tournament. Still, a two-seed is certainly attainable. Texas will close out the regular season on Saturday against Baylor before Big 12 tournament play begins next week. A strong showing in the Big 12 tournament would likely result in Texas reclaiming a two-seed and maybe, just maybe, a one-seed if everything falls the right way.

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