Once-promising season ends with thud

Leave it to Texas to find way to lose a game that neither team wanted to win

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:38 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

NEW ORLEANS -- If there are two more dysfunctional teams in America, perhaps they're playing at the downtown Y. But let's not nitpick Wake Forest. After all, the Demon Deacons somehow won a game that both teams tried hard to lose, and thought they had, more than once.

Finally, all involved with Texas basketball can stop pretending. This catastrophic free fall from No. 1 had no magic parachute. Not two months ago and not now. The crash-and-burn is complete, the the reading of the rites was ...

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