Texas’ backcourt is a red carpet. Senior guards Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins will leave behind a legacy when they depart from the 40 Acres this summer, and both have been projected to get picked in the Associated Press’ latest Mock WNBA Draft.
Texas suffered a heartbreaker at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday night as Kansas State invaded Austin and escaped with a 67-64 victory. Here are four takeaways from the Longhorns’ rare Big 12 home loss.
The 79-74 upset over then-No. 12 Oklahoma could be labeled a turning point for the Longhorns’ season, but Texas must re-implement similar strategies to build on the win when Kansas State comes to town Wednesday night.
The Longhorn faithful had been lively since the early morning. They arrived in droves with creative signs, uproarious chants and unwavering support for Texas before its sellout matchup with No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday evening.
ESPN’s College GameDay paid a visit, the Frank Erwin Center was sold out and the energy from the fans skyrocketed to a season-high during the Texas-Oklahoma game on Saturday evening. Why? The Longhorns’ Mo Bamba and the Sooners’ Trae Young were in the building.