Texas basketball fans got spoiled watching wunderkinds T.J. Ford, Daniel Gibson and Kevin Durant stroll into the Erwin Center and light the place up as freshmen.
You lose sight of how difficult the transition from high school to college really is.
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Texas vs. No. 8 Iowa State, 3, KBVO, 1300, 98.1
No. 8 Iowa State (14-2, 2-2)
Texas (13-4, 2-2)
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NOTES: After UT’s first three games, coach Rick Barnes kept guard Javan Felix out of the starting lineup. Felix has shown remarkable confidence in taking big shots; he just has unremarkable consistency in making them. Barnes inserted the 5-11 guard into the starting five last Monday against West Virginia, and Felix responded with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting. He’ll start again Saturday. … The Cyclones are coming into Austin on a two-game losing streak. They haven’t lost three conference games since the 2010-11 season. They’re not sloppy, either. Iowa State has a measly 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. … ISU’s DeAndre Kane is averaging a league-high 22.3 points per game in Big 12 play.