That's why taking a look at the adjusted tempo numbers — courtesy of Ken Pomeroy — are so interesting. A lot of programs occupy one area of the rankings. North Carolina with Roy Williams is going to rank high in the number of possessions per game. Wisconsin under Bo Ryan is going to be near the bottom part.
But as you can see below, Texas under Rick Barnes has largely been a mixed bag. Three times, the Longhorns have ranked in the upper third in adjusted tempo, once even hitting the top-15. And three times the Longhorns have ranked 200th or below. So with Barnes, it really depends on the team, and one would then assume, the personnel that Barnes has to work with.
Here are Texas's adjusted tempo numbers over the last decade:
|SEASON||Possessions Per Game||National Rank|