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

19 Nov By
(photo courtesy of University of Texas Athletics)

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.

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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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