Texas Longhorns Hoops Review: UC-Irvine and Western Carolina

Posted by Barking Carnival on November-23-2009 Add Comments

I watched most of the Western Carolina game the other night and it reminded me of how hard guys play when they are trying to prove themselves.  Everybody was playing so fast that they never seemed to get into any kind of rhythm.  This is to be expected at the beginning of the season and against an opponent that was clearly outmatched physically and athletically, but played with a lot of heart.

To add to the chaotic pace, Barnes played five-man rotations and never really let guys get through that adrenaline rush and calm down.  I am sure this was planned, as it is an opportunity for guys to earn their playing time in real-game situations.  A lot was made of chemistry in the preseason and you can see that chemistry is something ...

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