Longhorns still searching for shooting touch


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns are already at a tipping point in the 2018 season after seven games.

From the highest of highs, beating North Carolina in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, to the lowest of lows, a stunning and confusing 62-59 loss to Radford.

Smart says the Texas team he sees in practice isn’t translating to the games, and the most glaring difference is shooting. The Longhorns again struggled from the field in the loss to Radford making 34% of shots and five three-pointers on 27 attempts

“The guys we have are the guys we have. We think they’re really good players. I mean, they went out and scored 92 points against North Carolina, but again we have to again get back to honoring the pace at which we want to play. I’m not necessarily saying shooting it fast but the way we want to attack with execution and the way we want to share the basketball. To be honest with you, a lot are open, good shots that we’re just going to need to make,” Smart said.

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