Time for Smart, men’s basketball to overwhelm instead of underwhelm

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It’s time for Texas basketball to live up to its potential.

In what may be a make-or-break year for Shaka Smart — depending on Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte’s appetite for a roughly $7.3 million buyout if the Longhorns turn in a disappointing season — the pieces could be there to do so.

We say “could” because the Longhorns return everyone from a year ago and added five-star recruit Greg Brown in the offseason.

But is returning everyone from a team that went 19-12 overall and 9-9 in the Big 12 a good thing?

Theoretically, it should be as all the players are a year older and better.
However, it brings to mind the line of thinking, “If you return mediocre players from a mediocre team, you’re going to be mediocre.”

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