Saturday, January 22, 2011

Home Streak Stricken

A moment of silence for the now-defunct home streak.


OK, so what happened out there? Nothing too shocking, I guess. It's been clear for weeks that we aren't getting enough production from the perimeter. This game would have been an excellent time for TT, Selby, and EJ to snap out of it, but I suppose that's too much to ask against a top defensive team like Texas. They did an excellent job bottling up the twins, and that left us with Reed as our only scoring option at times; he played great, and Brady played well for the most part, too, but those guys aren't enough.

We were also handicapped by Travis's injury and T-Rob's family tragedies. (What the hell is going on there? I guess it's none of our business, but you have to wonder if he's going to be right for the rest of the year.)

The small consolation is that Texas is really good -- it's no shame to lose this one, even at home. And now we've got that streak-monkey off our backs; here's hoping we don't see any new ones appear.


  1. “What I told our guys ... 16,000 people that were here today and supported us great like they do every game ... they go home sad and disappointed,” Self said. “He (Robinson) is one of those guys. (But) he goes home ... he doesn’t have a mother anymore. It certainly puts everything in perspective because you are going to wake up three or four days from now, and people will be doing their own things, and the world keeps going on, and that’s the reality he’s going to live with the rest of his life.

    “It’s unbelievable,” Self went on. “Stop and think about it. He’s got a 9-year-old sister left in his family, and she’s half the country away and how his life has changed so much overnight. It’s a pretty sad thing."

  2. Great quotes from Self--thanks for posting.

    I was also really impressed by Barnes, who opened his postgame with the following:

    “First of all, I’d really like to offer our condolences to Thomas Robinson and his family,” Barnes said. “I can’t even imagine the burden and the weight that was on his shoulders today. And as a team, when you have a team and a player loses his mom, it affects everybody, and I’m sure it’s weighed really heavily on Bill (Self). I’m sure he’s had a really tough time. You only have one mom. My condolences go out to (Robinson) and his family.”

    Nice that this budding rivalry involves a couple of classy coaches.

    Not sure now's the time for game-plan talk, but it does seem like we're either going to need more or less of Selby, and soon...

    For now, though, condolences to T-Rob.

  3. Great write-up on the team's response to this terrible situation. Moving stuff.