Given a few days to reassess after implying that the Longhorns would spend the next few weeks auditioning for their scholarships, Rick Barnes seemed to retreat from that position.
On Saturday night, after Texas fell to 12-15 (4-10 in the Big 12) by losing to 13th-ranked Kansas State, Barnes was asked if there is anything the Longhorns could possibly achieve in the five remaining games they are guaranteed.
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TEXAS VS. OKLAHOMA
8 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN2, 1300, 98.1
*assists per game
About this game: Texas center Cam Ridley, who missed the Kansas State game Saturday with an infected right eye, has been cleared to play. Guard Julien Lewis, who missed the second half of that game after being hit in the right eye, will miss the game (concussion). … Oklahoma (18-8, 9-5 Big 12) beat the Longhorns 73-67 on Jan. 21 in Norman. Longhorns forward Jonathan Holmes suffered a broken right hand that night and missed the next five games. Texas failed to contain Osby, who scored a career-best 29 points. Sophomore Sheldon McClellan matched a career best with 25 for Texas.