The fans packed the Frank Erwin Center with energy and Texas was able to feed off of it early. But the Longhorns couldn’t maintain it for the entirety of the first quarter, digging themselves into a hole they couldn’t climb out of.
Dylan Osetkowski could see the lead dwindling on the scoreboard. After a break at halftime, Texas’ offense had fallen into an unproductive motion of missed shots and turnovers, allowing Kansas to make a run and get back into the game.
The game tipped the same way most other Texas games did season: sloppy play in the opening minutes, hectic scrambling around the court and a lucky play here or there to somehow keep it interesting. Then, Tynice Martin happened.