February 12, 2008

Second half stumble

In the last three games against Kansas, Texas coach Rick Barnes has seen a lot of things. He has seen his team lose in the Big 12 championship game, once in overtime, once in his own home state. He has seen his team lose after Kevin Durant putting on a show and dropping 32 points, but one constant in all those games, besides the losing, was Texas wasn't able to out-rebound Kansas. So heading into halftime, Barnes had one message to his team that would later win the game 72-69. Dominate the boards.

In the first half Kansas had controlled the glass and out-rebounded Texas 23-13, but the Longhorns proved to more aggressive coming out of the half, constantly getting second chance opportunities.



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