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Texas opens as a 4.5-point favorite over BYU and the Bionic Knee.
Had on a James Worthy t-shirt last night at the UT/UNT game. My cousin asks, who is James Worthy? 50/50 I never speak to her again.
Quandre Diggs: "That's what Texas should do to North Texas. ... That's the way the guys before us used to do it."
Asked Strong how much he was saving for later: "We didn't hold anything back. There's nothing stored away. You saw what we're going to do."
Strong gets a hug from UT president Bill Powers, then enters tunnel with students chanting, "Charlie! Charlie!"
Charlie Strong era at Texas begins with a 38-7 victory that looked about like everyone expected.
Dom Espinosa has made 40 straight starts, and is UT's most important offensive lineman. He just had to be helped off the field. Not good.
Oldsters John Harris, Jordan Hicks and Demarco Cobbs - all stars tonight - signed at Texas a month after the UT-Alabama title game.
You might remember John Harris from such old-school hits as "Throwing a TD to Jaxon Shipley" and "Catching a Hail Mary from Case McCoy."
Asked this week how he'd improved the most over the past year, John Harris said, "Mentally and physically." That about covers it.
Longhorns up 21-0 with nothing particularly flashy on offense. Again, Texas, this is your team. I imagine you can get used to it.
DeMarco Cobbs and Mykkele Thompson just went all Lt. Daniels on McNulty.
Most important part of Jordan Hicks' athletic, spinning interception return? He's still healthy after it was over.
Sort of surprised Texas has a receiver as important as Shipley returning punts after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.
The first quarter of the Charlie Strong era is pretty much representative of what the regime wants, I reckon. Texas, this is your team.
That is Ash at his finest. Broken play, moves a little, finds the open receiver. Not bad.
If I'd told you before the game that Texas' defense would look great and its offense wouldn't, you probably would've just nodded, right?
Dylan Haines joins notable recent Texas walk-ons like Ricky Williams and Ryan Bailey in making an immediate impact.
Famous Jameis time!
Jason Hall is NOT the first true freshman to start for Texas since 2008. Adrian Colbert starts at safety instead.
Red McCombs, who had Charlie Strong as a guest at his office last spring, is at midfield for the coin toss. No sign of Case McCoy.
I just find that fascinating, is all.
Five minutes before kickoff, Texas is down to a -21 favorite. Line moved four points in an hour this morning. http://t.co/4F4Mfk3mNA
Looks like fences between Red McCombs, on the sideline in a golf cart, and Charlie Strong are officially mended.
In 26 minutes during Mexico's loss to Lithuania today, Gustavo Ayon finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and two assists.
My tweets are much more interesting in Spanish in my opinion. http://t.co/Afipwp4I0H
Brasil 65 x 63 França , sempre bom começar ganhando! We didnt play well but is always good to win! http://t.co/P4Ve4yBO7v
"The Tell-Tale Heart? That still scares me." -- Matt Millen.
Of all of the offseason's misguided enthusiasm, Iowa's made the least sense. Just because your schedule stinks doesn't mean you don't.
Always tough to lose like that. Let's focus on next game. Thanks Spurs fans for your support so early! Let's go France!
La défaite est toujours difficile, surtout si proche... Continuons de travailler ! Merci aux fans dans la salle et devant vos télés !
Diaw & France face Serbia Sunday, Splitter & Brazil take on Iran tomorrow. Aron Baynes & Australia will face Korea.
Brazil defeats France 65-63. Boris Diaw: 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists. Tiago Splitter: 6 points, 3 rebounds.
15.7 seconds left in the 4th, France trails Brazil 63-60. LesBleus winning the 4th narrowly 19-17.
33.9 seconds left, Brazil leads 61-58 over France. Huertel with 8 points for Les Bleus as the starting PG.
Nando would have made that.
2:25 left in the 4th, Brazil takes a 58-51 lead over France. BRA has edge in 4th 12-10.
Splitter tried to take the charge as Diaw glided over him, but Bobo gets the free throws.
Boris posts Tiago and shoots a fadeaway over him, but the shot clanked off the rim. Brazil 56-49 with 3:45 left in 4th.
Armature night on repeat rt now
Main takeaway from this France-Brazil game is how much Les Bleus miss Nando De Colo.
Boris Diaw and-1. Just flew in the lane with the layup after drawing contact. Brazil 51-45 over France in 4th right now.
Goran Dragic led Slovenia with 21 points, 7 boards, & 4 assists. Not sure if Baynes got hurt, he went down after a dunk, never returned
Slovenia defeats Australia 90-80. Aron Baynes leads Boomers with 21 points & 7 rebounds.
For entertainment only: Vegas Insider consensus on Texas-North Texas moved four points in 36 minutes today. http://t.co/4F4Mfk3mNA
3Q: Brazil 46, France 41. Diaw 8 points, 4 assists, 3 boards. Splitter 6 points.
I take that back, Baynes isn't in the game right now.
Baynes is ok, he's back in the game. Looked like he was in pain after he dunked it. But he's playing again.
From what I see, it looks like Baynes was able to get back to the bench.
Aron Baynes just threw down a dunk, but is now hurt on the floor. Looks like leg area.
Tiago with the block on Gobert. Wasn't on the level of when he blocked Wade in the Finals, but still a solid play.
Neto with the behind-the-back pass to Splitter, who uses a little up-and-under to score over Gobert.
France just ran motion weak like the Spurs do, only the result wasn't quite the same as Lauvergne missed the shot.
Boris Diaw just went coast-to-coast. Grabbed the defensive board, shook a few guys, then scored the layup.
About 5 minutes left in the 4th, Boomers trail Slovenia by 13 points. Baynes with 19 points and 6 boards.
Irrationally early observation: The pressure Virginia is putting on Hundley bodes well for Ced Reed, Malcom Brown and company.
Nico Batum now with 10 points for France. I'm not sure how Brazil left him open when he's FRA's main option...
The auto-translator on my browser has changed Huertas' name to Orchards because that's the English translation for some reason...
Jazz rookie Dante Exum has played just 11 minutes in three quarters, as evidenced by his exhibition performances, not quite ready for FIBA
Without Patty Mills, the Boomers are having to get their offense from the interior and the pick-and-roll play of Joe Ingles.
3Q: Slovenia 69, Australia 60. Baynes leading Boomers with 17 points, 6 rebounds. Goran Dragix leads SLO with 17 points, 5 boards, 3 dimes.
Brazil took control in 2Q, outscored France 17-8. Batum & Gobert with 13 combined points for Les Bleus. Barbosa 6 points for BRA.
Half: Brazil 28, France 26. Splitter 2 points, 1 board, 1 assist. Diaw: 4 points, 3 assists, 1 board.
Without Tony Parker, this French team's offense is very Batum/Diaw heavy. BRA is doing what they can to make it tough on Batum.
Took until the final two minutes left in the half, but Brazil has taken the lead from France. Brazil being aggressive on Batum
Tiago posts Gobert, uses the up-and-under to draw the foul. Tiago to shoot free throws 3 and 4.
Boomers have opened second half against Slovenia with 7-2 run. Slovenia leads by 1. Baynes up to 15 points, 4 boards.
Diaw sets the pick, waltzes to the rim off the roll. Very Diaw-esque scoring basket. France 22-18. Diaw 4 points.