Written and authored by College Basketball Expert Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball news and notes. NCAA Basketball Premium Picks have been winning at a 74.1% rate and will continue into the 2016 March Madness Finals in April. Former Texas Longhorns basketball coach Rick Barnes did a good job at one of the largest institutes in the nation. Barnes The Hickory, North Carolina native spent seventeen seasons on the bench in Austin. His best season at Texas was in the 2002-03 season when the Longhorns made it to the Final Four. Barnes recruits include great players such as LaMarucs Aldridge, Kevin Duran, T.J. Ford and D. J. Augustin to the program. However, the Basketball program parted ways with Barnes, who is now the University of Tennessee coach. Enter former VCU head coach Shaka Smart.
At 38-years old Shaka Smart is one of the great minds in all of the basketball. Smartly compares only to Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who performed miracles at Butler University. The two met up in 2011 March Madness Final Four with Stevens coming away the winner in the semifinals. The Madison, Wisconsin native soon become one of the hottest names in College Basketball. Texas Longhorns fans are glad to have him on the bench. As of February 2, 2016. Texas is fourth in the toughest conference in the land. ESPN announcers couldn’t stop praising him in a recent televised win at Baylor. The Texas Longhorns are adapting to his style of play which is pressure the entire game. The transformation of Center Prince Ibeh is incredible. Ibeh sat at the end of the bench for most of his Texas career under Barnes. Ibeh is now the focal point of the Texas offense.
Shaka Smart will have the Longhorns in the March Madness field of 64 in 2016. The team plays with discipline and has a veteran point guard in Isaiah Taylor. Texas will be a tough out in the Big Twelve and NCAA Tournament because of a smothering style of defense which has pressure all over the court. The transformation of Center Prince Ibeh is miraculous. Ibeh spent most of his career at the end of the bench under the Barnes regime. Ibeh is now the focal point of the Texas offense and is producing. The University of Texas administrators is aware that Shaka is on the NBA hot list. The former Kenyon College point guard is also aware it’s easier to coach College kids than NBA stars who salaries make them egomaniacs in many cases. Texas is a College Basketball team to keep an eye on Against The Point Spread as we approach the finals month of the regular season.
Texas is 5-0 ATS their last five overall.
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