Nick Fasulo is an RTC correspondent who writes the column College Basketball By the Tweets, a look at the world of college hoops through the prism of everyone’s favorite social media platform. You can find him on Twitter @nickfasuloSBN.
We are now one month in to the college basketball season. What does that mean? It’s probably fair to start making definitive “this team is good, this team is bad” statements… only more eloquently. This week, Twitter was rife with negativity, as the reality of some team’s deficiencies were confirmed in week four.
Texas is Bad, Jaded
Take Texas for example. Sure, the absence of Myck Kybongo is killing this team, but offensively the Longhorns are an absolute mess, and simply plopping an above-average sophomore point guard into the rotation isn’t going to just fix everything. It’s even put the Worldwide Leader in a tenuous situation!
Texas is holding opponents to the lowest FG% in the nation. Georgetown scored 37 pts in their win Friday against Tennessee #nothinghastogive
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) December 4, 2012
— Wally Szczerbiak (@wallyball) December 5, 2012
Texas has 11 turnovers in 13 minutes. They also wish this game was on the Longhorn Network so no one could see it.
— Greg Giombarrese (@ggiombarrese) December 5, 2012
UCLA is Bad Too, And Texas Is Still Bad!
Following that drubbing against Georgetown, the Longhorns were unfortunately back on national television. They could not hide, playing against an equally disappointing UCLA team in Reliant Stadium. Two high-level programs failing miserably to meet preseason expectations makes for an empty football stadium.
Buy a ticket,get the entire section at Reliant!
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) December 8, 2012
Still sitting here with hundreds of others (dead serious) at Reliant, awaiting tipoff between Texas-UCLA
— Jason King (@JasonKingESPN) December 8, 2012
How bad is Texas? They’ve missed three wide-open layups. How bad is UCLA? They trail Texas by one.
— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) December 8, 2012
Honestly, I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, a moist basketball court on an aircraft carrier, or crickets.