It was a tough night for the Texas Longhorns, to say the least. A paltry 18-60 (30%) shooting performance saw them drop their worst home loss since Rick Barnes has been there and, even worse, it came by way of a 70-49 blowout at the hands of arch-rival Oklahoma. Here's what was being said after the game.
"I did tell them this, pride gets into it, too, and at some point in time you have to decide that we aren't going to do this and we aren't going to take this." - Texas head coach Rick Barnes on whether the blowout was an embarrassment
"Yes over my career yes. But I'm disappointed because I didn't think we showed any type of toughness at all. We didn't show any type of fight." - Barnes when asked if it there are nights when shots just don't fall
"Sooner or later we have to know who we are. We have to play harder and we have to compete but we haven't gotten back to that level, but that's what I want to see, a group of guys that are hungry and have pride and play hard and compete." - Barnes on if he's concerned about the direction of the team
"We really just have to figure out who we are. Get back to basics of how we started, just playing defense and out-rebounding teams." - Junior guard Demarcus Holland (8 pts, 2 rebounds)
"It just didn't fall for us, and we let it affect the rest of our play, and we can't do that. We're a better team than that. We've gone through games where we couldn't make shots and we adjusted and did other things. We let it affect us tonight, and we can't do that. That's the bottom line." - Junior guard Javan Felix (13 pts, 4 rebounds)
"That was embarrassing. They came in here, took us out of everything, played harder than us, showed more pride than us, were tougher than us and beat us in every area of the game." - Senior Forward Jonathan Holmes (4 points, 6 rebounds)
"They are a really good team. They are really good on offense, they are balanced. They can shoot, they can pound it inside and they can play defense. They are a championship caliber team. They're a good team ... They really punched us in the mouth. Their bigs played better than we did and took it to us." - Jonathan Holmes
Our friends over at Burnt Orange Nation didn't have a very fun night either and I think that we can all agree that we're happy about that. Here are a few fun excerpts from their game thread.
My Prediction Horns win a lot to a little. Too much length
too soon for Fire Barnes?