Crowd on hand for Wednesday's TCU-Texas game at Frank Erwin Center was embarrassingly low
Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart may be skating on thin ice. Wednesday’s attendance for the TCU-Texas game at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin was incredibly low.
A few pictures prior to the game and at the end of the contest show that Longhorn fans were incredibly scattered for Wednesday’s Big 12 showdown with TCU. The crowd was incredibly low just minutes before tipoff, and while fans trickled in throughout the game, it was still a modest attendance for the game.
Below are the photos of how the crowd look minutes before the game, as well as near the end of the contest.
This is the current state of Texas basketball. Yikes. Cue second-hand embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/dJtm0nReb7
— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) February 20, 2020
How it started -> how it ended.
— Stephen Wagner (@stephenwag22) February 20, 2020
Texas defeated TCU 70-56, ending a four-game losing skid in Big 12 play. The Longhorns improved to 15-11 on the season, but are just 5-8 in league play.
Smart is in his fifth season at Texas, and is 86-77 during his time with the Longhorns. Last year, he guided the team to an NIT championship, but that late postseason success hasn’t translated to the 2019-20 season.
Texas has played in the NCAA Tournament just twice under Smart, and will likely miss the 68-team field again this year.