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The Texas Longhorns have played one of the hardest schedules in all of NCAA Basketball, and at the same time, they find themselves 17-3 and ranked seventh in the AP Poll and eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Poll.
Head Coach Rick Barnes has his team out-rebounding everyone and finding ways to win each game. The Longhorns have beaten very good teams in Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas A&M, and Kansas.
The only three losses this team has are against highly ranked Pittsburgh, at USC, and against another highly ranked Connecticut Huskies.
Sophomore guard Jordan Hamilton is leading the team in scoring; averaging 19.5 points per game, and Tristan Thompson is leading the Longhorns in rebounding.
Rebounding seems to be the key to the Longhorns success by being ranked fifth in the nation in rebounding. After coming back to beat Kansas at the Phog, Texas came back strong and blew out Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
Texas gets a tough game at home when they host the Missouri Tigers on Saturday. The Longhorns have danced in the postseason 12 times in a row.
At this pace, they might hook themselves a date in the big dance, which so happens to be played in, you guess it, Texas.
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