AUSTIN (KXAN) –The Longhorns have been in this position during this see-saw season. In early January, Texas won three games in a row, including the first two games of Big 12 play.
Unfortunately for the Longhorns, they could not capitalize on an opportunity to keep the momentum going, losing to Oklahoma State and a three game losing streak followed.
Shaka Smart opened up about his feelings about the missed opportunity.
“That was probably as disappointed as I’ve been in our team this year, but I think our guys are in a better place in terms of humility,” Smart said.
Texas has a chance to win their fourth in a row Tuesday night when Big 12 leader Kansas State comes to the Frank Erwin Center.
A win against the Wildcats would give the Longhorns tournament chances a tremendous boost, but Smart does not want his team to get caught up in the approaching March hype.
“One of our core values is growth, sometimes the focus on growth is obscured by all of this unbelievable emphasis on what’s going to happen,” Smart said.
Smart is preaching constant improvement as the season turns down the stretch for the final month of the regular season.
“No matter what happens tomorrow night when the game gets done, we have to get better,” Smart added.
Tip off for Texas-Kansas State will be at the Frank Erwin Center tomorrow night at 8 p.m.