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Starting 5: Star Wars, Michigan and two weeks away from Big 12 season

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. A Big Ten team is coming to town as Texas begins a three-game home stand. Here are five things. 5. The Big 12 begins on Dec. 29, … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Memoirs of a Kansas loss

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  12. Dylan Osetkowski and an early look at the All-Big 12 team On Monday I wrote that Texas big man Dylan Osetkowski was making a case for … Read More

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Texas 71, VCU 67: Longhorns survive harrowing trip to Shaka Smart’s old stomping grounds

RICHMOND, Va. — The former Virginia Commonwealth coach came to the press room wearing a burnt orange sweatshirt. Texas coach Shaka Smart could finally relax. And maybe, finally, let go. Having spent six seasons at VCU, Smart knew full well what Tuesday’s game meant in Richmond. He was treated like … Read More

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Welcome back, Shaka: VCU fans likely to give former coach an ovation, then turn on Texas

RICHMOND, Va. — Mat Shelton-Eide, a one-time blogger who has grown into a full-fledged member of the Fourth Estate, lived one block over from Shaka Smart. The co-founder of VCURamNation.com would see the Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach and exchange pleasantries. Shelton-Eide, like most VCU fans, wished nothing but the best … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: It’s good again

Get ready to hear “the Big 12 is the deepest league in the nation” again. Here are 12 things about the Big 12 this week. 12.  Everyone’s a winner so far There are no teams in the Big 12 who enter the weekend with losing records. Iowa State and Texas … Read More

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Pondering Portland: Texas men return home encouraged after narrow overtime losses

One of the most positive aspects about Texas’ trip to Portland, Ore., last weekend may have been what coach Shaka Smart saw in the locker room. “There were some tears,” Smart said on Tuesday about UT’s overtime loss to top-ranked Duke. That alone may represent progress. The Longhorns (4-2) went … Read More

Starting 5: What happened in Portland and what we know about Florida A&M

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. Texas went 1-2 last week in Portland at the PK80 and have just one game this week on the schedule. Here’s what you need to know. 5. Read More

No. 17 Gonzaga blows big lead, holds off Texas 76-71 in OT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Mark Few had no idea what to expect from No. 17 Gonzaga when his team arrived here and knowing the kind of competition the Bulldogs could end up facing. Based off the results, it could be one wild ride for the Zags. Rui Hachimura came … Read More

Starting 5: That 3-0 feeling, life in Oregon and possibly playing Duke

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. 5. A perfect week on the court, but a loss in recruiting The Longhorns scored two wins last week over New Hampshire and Lipscomb. Texas took down … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Dylan Osetkowski is making a name — or names — for himself

By now, he’s already heard it all. But the rugged junior forward for the Texas basketball team figures he’s going to hear plenty more, too. Because of his all-around game. Because of his just out-of-the-woods looks. Because of his tough style of play. That’s OK. Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski’s already … Read More

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Texas 78, New Hampshire 60: Mo Bamba sidelined, but new-look Longhorns cruise anyway

Former Texas coach Leon Black sure had an eye for talent. But injuries happen and the show must go on, too. Standing in the Erwin Center tunnel with his pre-game coffee, Black learned Texas would be without sensational freshman Mo Bamba against New Hampshire on Tuesday. “There’s gonna be a … Read More

Starting 5: New Hampshire, Lipscomb and Quentin Grimes

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. 5. The Bamba hype is real Mo Bamba is widely believed to be a lottery pick lock in 2018. The chances of him returning for a sophomore … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka Smart may have his best team yet at Texas

Alright, Shaka. Bring on Kansas. OK, not yet, but soon. Actually the Jayhawks will be here four days after Christmas, so it’s closer than you think. Don’t look now, but for the first time in what seems like forever — Texas has lost seven straight to KU — the outcome … Read More

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Matt Coleman hoping to fill that void the Texas men lacked last year: ‘True point guard’

Matt Coleman knows what you’re thinking. The Texas freshman knows all too well, actually. It’s inescapable. “Oh yeah, I’ve seen it,” Coleman said. “People mention it on Twitter saying, ‘I can’t wait until Matt Coleman arrives on the Forty Acres. We need a point guard.’ “I watched all their games … Read More

Starting 5: The 5 best coaches Texas men’s basketball will face this season

Texas opens the season against Northwestern State on Nov. 10, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming men’s basketball season. So we’re giving out a starting line up of five things you need to know about Texas basketball. For the first time in conference history, the Big 12 will … Read More

Starting 5: The best shooting guards Texas will face in 2017-2018

Texas opens the season against Northwestern State on Nov. 10, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming men’s basketball season. So we’re giving out a starting line up of five things you need to know about Texas basketball. Texas’s non-conference schedule is loaded and potentially going to get even … Read More

Starting 5: The 5 best power forwards Texas men’s basketball will face this season

Texas opens the season against Northwestern State on Nov. 10, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming men’s basketball season. So we’re giving out a starting line up of five things you need to know about Texas basketball. A few weeks ago we pointed out the … Read More

Former Longhorns hope to make their Nine Banded Whiskey a local staple, national brand

Austin has never guarded its best-kept secrets. From culture to cuisine, word spreads like wildfire. People come from all over to watch bats, listen to musicians both awesome and awful or stand in line at Franklin Barbecue. Same holds true for our local watering holes and … Read More

Starting 5: The 5 best centers Texas men’s basketball will face this season

Texas opens the season against Northwestern State on Nov. 10, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming men’s basketball season. So we’re giving out a starting line up of five things you need to know about Texas basketball. All indications point to Texas center Mo Bamba playing more center … Read More

Five Texas-Texas A&M basketball games to remember

On Wednesday night, Texas and Texas A&M will renew a basketball rivalry that dates all the way back to 1917. While the Aggies and Longhorns played four times that first year, they haven’t been playing much lately since the Aggies took off for the Southeastern Conference. The game Wednesday is … Read More