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Texas only beat UT-Arlington by 10 last night

(Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

When you look at the non-conference schedule, Texas is pretty much the only team that matches up well against the Cats. As Matt Norlander pointed out yesterday, the Longhorns have five starters/rotation players who are 6’8″ or taller, which automatically puts them light years ahead of some of the opponents we’ve faced this season. Calipari called their bigs “beasts” and described their inside game as “awesome.” So, as fans burned by 40-0 dreams last season, don’t blame the BBN for tapping the breaks just a little bit in preparation for the showdown with awesome and beastly Texas Friday night.

And then Texas only beat UT-Arlington by 10. Kentucky beat UT-Arlington by 48.

How much should we read into that? Is Texas/UT-Arlington some heated in-state rivalry or something? Not quite. The Longhorns were awful on offense, hitting only 30% of their shots and a paltry 5-27 for 18.5% from behind the arc. Without their point guard Isaiah Taylor, Texas also committed 13 turnovers; however, they dominated the boards, winning the rebounding battle 52-25.

After UK beat his team 92-44, UT-Arlington coach Scott Cross said he believes the Cats can go undefeated. After losing to Texas by ten, does Cross think the Cats will have any problems with the Longhorns? Yes.

“I honestly think they can play with them without a doubt. When I left Kentucky, I didn’t think anyone could play with them but watching Texas on tape I think they match up very well, obviously when they get all their guys healthy and get Isaiah Taylor back. Kentucky’s depth is off the charts, but Texas, their big guys are just as good as Kentucky’s. They probably have as good a chance as anyone in the country to play with them.”

Is it Friday yet??

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16 Comments for Texas only beat UT-Arlington by 10 last night



  1. Time Expired
    1:37 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Soooo we are to take anything a Texas teams coach says about UK and UT as really a serious idea. His team was NEVER in the game against UK and only lost to UT by 10 and he thinks UT will give UK trouble. That guy has some serious problems of judgement.



  2. madarchitect
    1:43 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Brakes.

    Since my comment must be a certain length, GO CATS!!!



  3. chardun20
    1:48 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Texas plays in front of a capacity crowd against UT- Arlington, don’t if they fit anyone else in the arena.



    • chardun20
      3:47 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      I wanted to say, I don’t think they could fit anyone else in the arena.



    • DREWBLUE
      4:45 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      Most of those people are dressed as empty seats.



  4. EdC
    2:01 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    It is the same thing every year … we hear about how great Texas and Arizona are then when it matters where are they? Same thing for Duke for the most part though Duke does kind of show up for the tournament every other year.



  5. cracka
    2:02 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    i’m sure Texas was looking ahead a little bit to Friday … remember our game against Buffalo 2 days before our Kansas game? yeah, we were down 5 at the half.



    • BigBlueBoom
      3:32 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      and only won by 19. man, that was close.



    • cracka
      4:05 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      well, we’re better … when texas looks ahead, they only win by 10, when uk looks ahead, we ONLY win by 19 … that’s our smallest margin of victory so far

      not to mention that buffalo went to ut arlington and beat them, so we’ll assume they’re a better team, also

      try to say BigBlueBoom 5 times real fast!



  6. memphis
    2:06 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Damn you, yip lady!



  7. ukcamel
    2:52 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldn’t read too much into one off-game against an inferior opponent. Especially when the off-game is still a comfortable 10-point victory.

    I think the Cats will win. I think the Cats will win by about 15. I don’t think this because of one game Texas played against UT-Arlington. I’d look much more at the win by Texas against UConn as to the type of team they can be. They are good, we will have to play good to beat them.



  8. blakea
    3:29 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    This was a perfect trap game for Texas. They just came off a one point road victory at UCONN, and they have us on Friday. Of course they’re going to be sluggish.



  9. Catsby80
    4:39 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    i’ll take cats by about 22. playing at home. texas without their starting pg. i’ll take our 10 vs their 10 any day. i think it’ll be semi-close at half and we just tire them down in the second half like we do with everyone. it won’t even be close by the end of the game.



  10. winagain1
    5:28 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Never ever buy into an outcome of a game having anything to do with how the two teams playing such game played against a mutual opponent.

    Signed

    Anyone who has ever bet money on sports



  11. Gap Tooth Danny
    5:52 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    “They probably have as good a chance as anyone in the country to play with them.” < Snowball's chance in h-e-hockey sticks.



  12. rainman
    9:24 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Sure Texas has size! But that kind of size can’t get up and down the court 5 times in a row without huffing and puffing! Let alone the speed difference! We need to force a very fast pace in this one, and it will be over by the half!