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Season Recap: Texas Longhorns

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Now that the college basketball season is officially over, we're going to take a look back at each Big 12 school to discuss their season. The rundown will go in order of conference standing. See the complete schedule after The Jump.

What Went Right: The first half of the season. At one point the Longhorns were 17-0 and ranked #1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Then the doors pretty much fell off.

What Went Wrong: The second half of the season. After the 17-0 start Texas managed only a 7-10 record to end the season. They played out of control and looked their age in committing stupid turnovers in crucial spots.They had a young team and honestly, coach Rick Barnes didn't do a good job of harnessing ALL that talent they had into a cohesive unit. Between Avery Bradley, J'Covan Brown and Jordan Hamilton, Texas had the best freshman class this side of Lexington, Kentucky. DIfference between those two schools is Kentucky coach John Calipari was able to work with the young talent and Barnes wasn't.

Team MVP: Damion James is a superstar and averaged 18 ppg and 10 rpg.

Key Losses: James and big man Dexter Pittman both graduate. Bradley declared for the NBA draft.

Outlook Next Year: You tell me... I predicted Texas would win the Big 12 this year, and for 17 games I looked like a genius. They have the talent to compete at the highest level and they are bringing in more uber studs to compliment they slew of McDonald All Americans they have on their roster... but we all know how that turned out for them this year. If I had to predict, I'd put Texas right up there in the top of the league, but it all depends on how Barnes can get his group together.

Kansas - April 6
Kansas State - April 7
Baylor - April 8
Texas A&M - April 9
Missouri - April 12
Texas - April 13
Oklahoma State - April 14
Colorado - April 15
Texas Tech - April 16
Iowa State - April 19
Oklahoma - April 20
Nebraska - April 21

Evan Pfaff, Managing Editor
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