The Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday night advancing to the Big 12 championship game against the Kansas Jayhawks. Texas basketball has been up and down lately but they've come through the last two games to get themselves in this position.
Texas has confirmed themselves as an NCAA tournament team -- they did that long ago -- but how high can they go in March Madness? Is a No. 1 seed still attainable? SB Nation's Burnt Orange Nation thinks there's an outside shot.
Personally, I think we're locked in to a No. 2 seed even if we lose tomorrow, and with Notre Dame's loss tonight we have an outside shot at a No. 1 seed with a win over Kansas. Ultimately, it doesn't matter all that much (except to the extent that we have a chance at playing in San Antonio), but ultimately, our chances of cutting down nets depend more on us being able to win games like we did tonight.
I agree that it doesn't matter a ton but if they beat Kansas...it's possible. Beating the second ranked team in the country (twice) and winning the conference tournament is a nice addition to their NCAA tournament resume. I think if they beat KU on Saturday night in the Big 12 championship there's going to be a debate out there that Texas has a chance at a No. 1 seed.
For more on the game, check out Rock Chalk Talk and Burnt Orange Nation.