WEEKEND RNDP: Isaiah Taylor for the win! VBALL ends great season

Isaiah Taylor for the win at Stanford on a driving layup with 1.1 seconds left leads off a busy weekend of sports with storylines that had Texas ties.

* ISAIAH TAYLOR!!!!! Texas hoops team gets a nice win at Stanford - 75-73 - on a driving layup by Isaiah Taylor with 1.1 seconds left. Taylor had 26 points, 6 assists and Cam Ridley had another double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds).

Kerwin Roach also came up big with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

UT dominated points in the paint (40-20) and led by 12 with 9 minutes left. But Stanford was on fire from 3-point range (Dorian Pickens was 6-of-7 from 3) and the Cardinal hit 19 of 22 free throws to battle back. Pickens hit a 3 with 10 seconds left to tie the game at 73-73, setting up Taylor's last-second heroics. 


* Texas volleyball ended a great season by getting swept in Omaha for the national title by a Nebraska team that was absolutely locked in - 25-23, 25-23, 25-21.

Texas battled back from 20-17 down to tie Game 1 at 23-23, and you could feel the importance of that game because of the 17,000 in the arena, most of whom were screaming at the top of their lungs in red. But an Amber Rolfzen kill and a double-block at the net gave the Huskers a 25-23 win.

At one point, Nebraska was hitting better than .400 and finished at .311, while Texas was held to .215.

Nebraska freshman Mikaela Foecke dominated for the Huskers with 19 kills and was named Final Four MVP.

The Cornhuskers repeatedly served the ball to Texas' Amy Neal, forcing her to have to work at all times (receiving serve and provide outside hitting), and Neal wasn't at her best.


* Cedar Park played dominating defense and made enough plays on offense to beat Frisco Lone Star for the state title 22-6.

CP 2017 DB Jav Guidry showed why he should be getting some more offers soon, breaking up a TD pass late in the game.


* Westlake just couldn't sustain any offense against Galena Park North Shore in a 21-14 overtime loss for the 6A Division I state title.

A Sam Ehlinger fumble was returned 95 yards for a TD. Still, Westlake had a chance to win the game on a field goal at the end of regulation after a gusty drive. But the kick was blocked.

2017 DE K'Lavon Chaisson of North Shore couldn't be blocked and dominated the game defensively.


* Katy got 188 yards rushing and three touchdowns from RB Kyle Porter, and the Tigers were just too much on both sides of the ball - especially on defense - in a 34-7 win over Lake Travis for the 6A Division II state title.

Katy forced three first-half turnovers and converted each one into points.


* And the Cowboys, with some decent play at QB from Kellen Moore, fell to the NY Jets - 16-13 - at Jerryworld Saturday night.

At 4-10, the Cowboys are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs and can start focusing on drafting guys like Ohio State's Joey Bosa or Baylor's Andrew Billings.


* And even though the Aggies - who love me! - are calling me out because chancellor John Sharp called any mention of him being behind a coup to oust football coach Kevin Sumlin "a fairytale" - I say let things play out because I'm still hearing A&M will seek to oust Sumlin (and Sharp is VERY involved). 


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