Andy Katz: Longhorns could get No. 1 seed

January, 24, 2011
On the latest college basketball Weekly Watch, Andy Katz picked Texas as the Team of the Week and said the Longhorns could be on their way to a No. 1 seed after they knocked off previously unbeaten Kansas.

The Longhorns, who are up to No. 7 in the AP poll and No. 8 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, became the first team since 1993 to beat Kansas, Michigan State and North Carolina in the same season.

Here's some of what Katz had to say about the Texas:
This past week, Texas crushed rival Texas A&M 81-60 in Austin behind Jordan Hamilton's marquee performance (27 points, eight boards). The Aggies had won 13 in a row and were as hot as any team in the country. Then Texas came from 12 down at the half -- 15 at one point -- to shock Kansas 74-63 in Lawrence to end the Jayhawks' 69-game home-court winning streak. The Longhorns are simply playing with more poise, purpose and composure this season after last season's implosion. They now have to be considered the favorite in the Big 12 and could be on their way toward a No. 1 seed -- something that would've been considered unthinkable two months ago.



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