The Texas Longhorns (17-1) are off to their best start in over 20 years and have the look of a legitimate National Title contender after just under three months of play.
Combining a solid core of seniors and a plethora of talented specialists, the Longhorns are a formidable force on both ends of the court and have the players in place to make it a very special season in Austin.
However, the once invincible-looking Longhorns were toppled by Big 12 foe Kansas State on Monday night, in a game that exposed some significant flaws in this Texas squad.
Whether the loss to the Wildcats was merely a blip on the radar or an ominous foreshadowing of problems yet to come remains to be seen.
Here are 10 things that need to happen for Texas to make a run at, and perhaps win, a National Championship for the first time in the program's long history.