Texas Basketball: Predicting Stats for Longhorns' Likely Starting 5 in 2012-13

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Texas Basketball: Predicting Stats for Longhorns' Likely Starting 5 in 2012-13
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Texas head coach Rick Barnes will look to improve on a sixth-place finish in the Big 12 last season.

With three of last season's five starters returning, the Texas Longhorns are poised to climb up the Big 12 standings in 2012-13.

Texas finished 20-13 (9-9, Big 12) and got bounced by Missouri in the Phillips 66 Big 12 tournament by a score of 81-67.

The Longhorns lost their top scorer, J’Covan Brown, to the NBA draft. However, they return some significant talent from last season. 

Brown provided Texas with 20.1 points per game. He led the team in three-pointers (80), free throws (157) and field goals (223). 

He had 300 more points than any other player on the team, but Texas’ postseason run was cut short. 

After being eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament by Cincinnati, the Texas Longhorns responded by bringing in the fourth-rated recruiting class (ESPN) of the 2012-13 season. 

Headlined by 6'10" center Cameron Ridley, the Horns should have some significant position battles in 2012. 

Here are the statistical predictions for the Longhorns’ starting five in 2012-13. 

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