Seeking massive rebound, Texas men’s basketball hosts LSU

24 Jan By
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Because of the back injury suffered by Gerald Liddell and the questionable status of Kamaka Hepa, players like Kai Jones are going to be asked to take on a bigger role to help Jericho Sims in the front court when Texas hosts LSU at 1 p.m. Saturday (photo courtesy of texas

By Colby Gordon

Texas coach Shaka Smart threw around terms like “passion” and “pride” on a regular basis Friday during his weekly press conference, the first since the Longhorns’ disaster of a performance during a 97-59 loss Monday at West Virginia.

A loss on the road to the Mountaineers isn’t a big concern, but the way it played out, with Texas non-competitive after the first 10 minutes and at times showing a lack of hustle, is.

“When you go through a game like that,