The big day is finally here. Yes, Wednesday is national signing day for football (make sure you check out our live blog), but it also marks the midway point of the Big 12 men’s basketball schedule for Texas.
The Longhorns host Texas Tech (8 p.m., ESPNU) looking for their third conference win.
On a much brighter note, our all-time Texas team can finish its unbeaten run in the last installment of this series. The Longhorns are 9-0 after their emphatic win against Georgia over the weekend.
Let’s meet the all-time Red Raiders.
G Jarrius Jackson, 6-1 (2003-2007) — 16.7 pts, 3.3 reb, 2.7 ast
G Andre Emmett, 6-5 (2000-2004) — 17.6 pts, 6.0 reb, 1.6 ast
F Jason Sasser, 6-7 (1992-1996) — 17.7 pts, 7.5 reb, 2.6 ast
F Darvin Ham, 6-7 (1993-1996) — 8.1 pts, 5.1 reb, 1 broken backboard
F Rick Bullock, 6-9 (1972-1976) — 19.8 pts, 9.8 reb, 57 pct FG
G T.J. Ford, 6-0 (2001-2003) — 12.9 pts, 8.0 ast, 3.8 reb
G Travis Mays, 6-2 (1986-1990) — 18.4 pts, 4.8 reb, 2.3 ast
F Kevin Durant, 6-9 (2006-07) — 25.8 pts, 11.1 reb, 1.3 ast
F LaMarcus Aldridge, 6-11 (2004-2006) — 13.5 pts, 8.2 reb
C Chris Mihm, 7-0 (1997-2000) — 14.6 pts, 9.8 reb, 2.8 blk
Texas Tech has no choice but to play small ball, and despite a dynamite scoring trio of Jackson, Emmett and Sasser will have a difficult time keeping pace with the Longhorns’ size and athleticism. Bullock is an interesting matchup for whoever Texas decides to put on him — Aldridge is quicker but that leaves Mihm on a guard. Offensively, the Longhorns would likely have their way.
On the bench
With all due respect to Gerald Myers, when you have a chance to bring in “The General” Robert Montgomery Knight, you do it. Knight brought name recognition to Texas Tech during his seasons roaming the sideline in Lubbock, something our own Brian Davis knows plenty about. Against Texas though, Knight didn’t fare so well. He was just 3-12 against Rick Barnes and the Longhorns at Texas Tech. Barnes will aim to make it 3-13.
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