College basketball rankings: Marquette routs Texas as Shaka Smart is showing leaving Longhorns was wise move

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In the Top 25, the Golden Eagles are ranked No. 7. and 1 after Smart guided them to victory over his old team, 86-65.
Shaka Smart of Marquette informed his team ahead of Wednesday’s game against Texas that he didn’t really feel any extra pressure to coach against the Big 12 team he had led for six seasons.

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College basketball rankings: Marquette routs Texas as Shaka Smart is showing leaving Longhorns was wise move

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After Marquette’s point guard Tyler Kolek called the Golden Eagles’ 86-65 rout of the Longhorns “bullshit,”

Put me down as a supporter of Kolek, if only because it defies reason that, heading into a game against a school whose supporters turned on him to the extent that it made sense for Smart to leave Texas for Marquette after the 2020–21 season, there wouldn’t be, at the very least, a little something swirling inside Smart.

College basketball rankings: Marquette routs Texas as Shaka Smart is showing leaving Longhorns was wise move

Although he qualified for three of the five NCAA Tournaments held while he was at Texas, the majority of UT supporters were disturbed by the the truth that in the 68-team bracket, Smart never made it further. It became evident that Smart would start Year 7 at Texas very much on the “hot seat” after Texas, as the NoIn the opening round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Abilene Christian upset the number three seed.. He wisely bounced to Marquette, where Smart was met with a new set of expectations and a blank slate, instead of continuing to live that life.

The relocation went extremely well.

In addition to competing in the last two NCAA Tournaments, Smart has already won a Big East championship and a Big East Tournament title. With their convincing win over Texas, his Golden Eagles are ranked No. 7 in the most recent CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 daily college basketball rankings as of Thursday morning.

acted as a good recovery from the defeat at Wisconsin on Saturday.
I told the guys in the locker room after the game that this was the result of their work and connection tonight as well as [of] the work itself.

they have put in over the past few days,” Smart remarked. On Saturday [at Wisconsin], there was an earnest moment of contemplation and dialogue after the game.

College basketball rankings: Marquette routs Texas as Shaka Smart is showing leaving Longhorns was wise move

“Great teams are distinguished from good teams by their ability to overcome hardship together.”

After Texas’ 21-point defeat at Marquette, I had to take Rodney Terry’s team out of the Top 25 And 1. To put it plainly, nothing that has happened thus far in the season indicates that the Longhorns should maintain a number that appears next to their name. They have only faced two teams in the top 160 according to KenPom.com, Marquette and UConn, and they have lost both of those matchups by an average of 15.5 points.

With an embarrassingly poor Louisville program that is ranked 162nd at KenPom.com and 171st at BartTorvik.com, their best win was an 81-80 triumph over them. As a result, UT’s record is made up of two lopsided losses and a few whatever wins. As a result, Texas is no longer ranked in the Top 25 and 1; the Longhorns won’t get another chance to defeat a team that is currently ranked until they play Baylor in 44 days.

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