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Colt McCoy's most important play during his senior year was a tackle (against OU). Who said Swoopes doesn't measure up?
First down, Texas.
It's pretty much been a wasted year for just about every Texas receiver not named Harris or Shipley. And both of those guys are seniors.
TCU is beating Texas almost exactly the same way Baylor beat Texas. Like, in case anyone was comparing them or something.
If Texas can hold TCU to a field goal here, it'll still have about 1:30 to squeeze in one more first-half punt.
Guessing a video-board appearance by Greg Abbott goes over much better at Baylor or at A&M than at UT.
Not sure about either the spot that made it fourth-and-inches or the false start that could've been encroachment, but UT gets a FG. 13-3.
Someone just made a mockery of special teams in a Texas game and for once it wasn't Texas.
Disaster for the Longhorns. Swoopes fumble scooped and returned for a 40-yard TD by Lathan. TCU up 13-0.
The funny thing is, with the way TCU is jumping routes, deep throws might be the safest Swoopes can make tonight.
Texas and TCU have combined for 23 plays. They've gone for an average of 1.8 yards.
Texas and TCU honoring the memory of the Case McCoy A&M game with this first-quarter offensive display.
TCU hasn't played a better defense than the one it's facing tonight. Vance Bedford's group has peaked late and is legitimately elite.
I pitched Steve Patterson the idea of strapping a WiFi router to jet-pack guy, to make him somewhat useful. He said he'd consider it.
Jaxon Shipley runs out, slowly, for senior night wearing full uniform.
Another big one for Dom Espinosa, who announced this week he won't be back for a sixth year.
Huge ovation for David Ash running out for Senior Night in his blue jeans.
My eagles out there ballin
Fletcher Cox is HOOPIN lol http://t.co/IPtLG88Y7G
A wee bit late -- I had a face to stuff -- but Cory Joseph is questionable for tmw vs. Sacto, Mills and Splitter are out.
Shipley still not warming up. Texas still saying he's available.
Texas says Shipley, who injured his hamstring in a crash with OSU's wall, is available tonight.
Jaxon Shipley is not among the group of receivers running warmup routes.
This family in my apmt complex is eating Thanksgiving dinner in their garage. Is that a Texas thing??
It isn't officially Thanksgiving until you dunk on people on miniature hoops. At least in my family.
1st nap of the day.
Got in a 3-mile run before I feast, feast, and feast, feast, feast, the rest of the day. Happy Thanksgiving folks.
The Spurs announced Cory Joseph is questionable for Kings game Friday. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter remain out.
Mom, making dressing: "Oh, no! We're out of thyme!"
Happy Thanksgiving !!!
Seven teams in the West already have 10 or more wins. Only one team (Toronto) has 10 or more in the East.
Overall now, the Spurs are scoring 102.4 Points Per 100 possessions (20th) and hold teams to 95.4 PP/100 (3rd). Net Rating of 7.0 (6th).
During their current 5-game winning streak, the Spurs are outscoring opponents by 18.8 points per 100 possessions (best during timeframe)
Like last season, Manu Ginobili is leading Spurs' core players in Net Rating. SA is 13.8 points per 100 possessions better w/ him in game.
When Pop reaches 1K wins, he owes a bottle of wine to Messina. Also to Mike Budenholzer, who won two games in similar circumstances in 2012.
For NBA clerical purposes, tonight's win still counts toward Popovich's overall record, despite his absence. He is now 977-447 all-time.
Tony Parker has topped 20 points in three straight games, his longest regular-season streak since Feb. 2013.
Also from Spurs: Danny Green's 1.36 blocks per game lead all guards in the NBA right now.
From Spurs: Kawhi posted his 4th double-double of the season. He had 7 total all of last season.
Spurs have done a great job defending without Splitter but that was the game they missed him most this season.
Cousins, if you recall, was outstanding in recent meeting with 25 in (I think) 27 minutes, repeatedly scored on Duncan down the stretch.
Duncan on Boogie Cousins, who visits Friday: "He's great. He's great. He's strong, he's got great touch and he's really learned the game."
Duncan on the W: I think he's going to talk to somebody about not having Pop here anymore and Coach Messina letting him play like that.
Manu admits (duh) he's not the same player he was in Bologna. And Messina is not the same coach. Manu: "I'm not the only one getting old."
En route to season-high 28 pts, with Messina looking on, Manu was back in Bologna: "I did have flashbacks to 2001, with him yelling at me."
Kawhi Leonard says Messina didn't exactly go full Popovich on Wed, but ... "As he got more frustrated, he let us have it a little bit."
Rodney Stuckey on the Spurs: "Collectively as a group in the second half, they turned it up."
Pacers coach Frank Vogel pointed out the Spurs' "Big Four" in tonight's win for SA. Said they shot 59%, made 33 baskets.
Manu said Kawhi was "incredible" tonight, especially in how he grabbed rebounds and fueled fast breaks.
Manu on his 28 points: "It was an akward game, I enjoyed it. The three days off sort of helped."
Manu on if he enjoyed having Messina running the team for 1 night: "I did. It was great to see him out there trying to take over the team."
Messina said all plays he ran were from Spurs' playbook, not his old days with Bologna: "I would never dare to do Bologna stuff (here)."
Coach Messina on Kawhi Leonard: "Kawhi was outstanding." Said Kawhi did very well on the glass.
Manu on Kawhi: “He’s amazing. Sometimes he goes one against three and with those huge hands he manages to get to the basket."
Coach Messina: "They're a tough team, very well coached. They came in shooting well."
Neat stat: Spurs have won 1,109 games since Duncan’s rookie year. Next closest team (Lakers) has 985 wins.
Big Three+Kawhi: 87 points Other Spurs: 19 points
Spurs outscore Pacers 29-24 in final quarter. SA now 5-0 when they score 100 or more.
Great performances from Leonard (21/13), Ginobili (28 points in 26 mins), Parker (21/6, huge 3) and Duncan (17/6).
Recap: Big Three and Kawhi showed up, the bench didn’t. Spurs win regardless.
Final: Spurs 106, Pacers 100. Dodge a major scare from Indiana with 18-2 run late in 4th quarter to erase 5-point deficit.
21 points, 13 rebounds for Kawhi Leonard. I guess you can say he’s good at this professional basketball gig.
Spurs improve to 10-4 with 106-100 win over Pacers. SA on 5-game winning streak. Manu with 21 of his 28 points in second half.
Can't say too many players are entertaining rebounders, but Leonard is one of them. Great showcase for freakish length.
ANOTHER missed FT here...
Give Green credit for slowing Stuckey down in second half. Only 6 on 2 for 7 after 16 on 7 for 13 in the 1st.
Spurs stumbling just a tiny bit down stretch here with TOs, missed FTs. Still up 7 with 26.1 seconds left. Did their damage with 18-2 run.
Sean Elliott, with a lukewarm sports take: “I feel like we are going to see a lot more double-doubles from Kawhi Leonard."