UT Softball Ends
The Lady Horns' season ended with a 9-3 loss to in-state rival Texas A&M. Texas beat the Aggies, 5-0, to open the NCAA tournament regionals, but then lost their last two, including their first tourney loss to regional host Louisiana-Lafayette. This is the third consecutive year they've failed to escape the first weekend of the postseason.
Finishing the season 38-19, the Horns know they must improve their offense, by adding more pop and aggression. Graduating Big 12 first-teamer and likely All-American Lindsey Stephens buoyed the statistics with her sizzling season-long hitting .343 BA, 15 HR, 47 RBI.
Fortunately, standout pitchers Erica Wright – who missed the entire season with a painful rib injury – and Tiarra Davis will be back in the fold to anchor the starting rotation.
Jarrett Allen Still Undecided
The country's 15th best player is still out there. The spring signing period deadline came and went, without a signed letter of intent from the talented 6-foot-10 St. Stephen's big man, leaving the program playing the waiting game for a while longer.
Durant Back to Finals?
Longhorn great Kevin Durant has the Oklahoma City Thunder on the precipice on an NBA Finals berth, after yet another dominating 118-94 win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Durant, who has regained the MVP look from a few years ago, finished with 26 points and 11 boards. Russell Westbrook torched the Warriors guards, for a triple double – 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Two-time and reigning MVP Stephen Curry was subpar, posting 19 points on 20 attempts, including going 2-10 from three. Save his 11 rebounds, there could be a thought that Warriors' star forward Draymond Green is hurting the team simply by being on the court, registering a -30 in Game 4, in the plus/minus column – a stat that shows a player's net points outcome. In Game 3, Green's plus/minus was -43 – the worst playoff game ever tracked by the Elias Sports Bureau. Ironically, Green had the best plus/minus regular season in league history.
Now up 3-1, the Thunder can close out the Warriors in Oakland tonight (Thursday).