The Write Stuff: Heather Schreiber
The six Longhorns seniors (Jody Bell, Kala Bowers, Jamie Carey, Annissa Hastings, Heather Schreiber and Mercedes Williams) will take turns writing a weekly diary entry - The Write Stuff - from their own "Senior Slant" perspectives on topics galore!
This week, 6-2 forward Heather Schreiber writes about Texas' last three games and the 1-1 start in the demanding and rugged Big 12 Conference.
Up next on The Write Stuff (week of Jan. 10-17): the "Senior Slant" from Jamie Carey.
Hey Longhorn Fans,
As most of you have noticed since the last time we wrote, we have started Big 12 play. We've had a lot of basketball this week, and next week is more of the same as we go head-to-head against some of the very best teams in the country.
Even though we lost our last pre-conference game against Rutgers, we felt good about the progress we have made since the begining of the year. No one likes to lose - it hurts, but we also know that playing such tough opponents only helped to prepare us for one of the toughest conferences in America. Give credit to Rutgers - they have just pulled off three huge upsets in a row over Tennessee, us and LSU.
We started off Big 12 play with a much improved Kansas team. We came out Wednesday night at home and played really well. They made a run in the second half, but we responded which is something that we have had trouble doing during our losses. We were excited about the win and began prepairing for a tough Baylor team.
We went to Waco on Friday night to prepare for a pretty early game (noon) against Baylor. We knew they were going to be tough to guard due to their quickness and experience in the post, and that they were a very athletic team, especially inside.
For those of you who were there or who watched the game, I think you saw how both teams played hard the whole game. They had a great crowd with a lot of students in attendance. It was a great atmosphere on national TV for two top 10 teams to be playing in. Unfortunately, Baylor was able to make a few more plays than us in the final minutes and came out with the three-point win.
We were very disappointed, but we talked in the locker room at Baylor and knew we couldn't dwell on this game because we have to prepare for another great team on Wednesday (Jan. 12) - going to Lubbock to meet Texas Tech. It won't be any easier to win at Tech. It will be another great atmosphere and another difficult game for our team. Just another day in the Big 12.
Like Coach Conradt tells us, in our league, you cannot get too high with a win, and you cannot get too low with a loss. If you do, you will go into a downslide. It's a long road.
Thanks to all of you who came to Waco to watch us yesterday. We appreciate the support. We hope to see everyone in Austin on Saturday at the Erwin Center when we play Oklahoma State. Please make sure you come out and support us!