Short-handed Texas can't complete comeback, falls to Oklahoma, 80-79

AUSTIN, Texas — The sports watching populace probably doesn’t fully grasp, much less fully appreciate, what these athletes are going through to deliver us a makeshift college basketball season. Fifth-ranked Texas reminded everyone Tuesday night how resilient these 18- to 22-year-olds truly are. The Longhorns hadn’t played an actual game since Jan. 16 due to COVID-19 postponements. Then, when No. 24 Oklahoma finally arrived in Austin, three Longhorns had to be held out because of COVID-19 protocols, and coach Shaka Smart was stuck at home after testing positive himself. “It was definitely rust,…

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