Next month’s NBA draft can help repair the Big 12’s image after NFL draft disaster

CHICAGO — The NFL draft was a borderline disaster for the Big 12. Only 14 conference players were selected out of 253 picks over the three-day draft, the fewest since the Southwest Conference and Big Eight merged in 1996. Texas had only one pick in … Read More

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WATCH: LaMarcus Aldridge leads Spurs to Western Conference Finals

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs to a stunning, 39-point closeout win over the Houston Rockets on the road Thursday. The former Longhorn led all scorers with 34 points to go along with 12 rebounds. 🔥 Game-high 34 for LA 🔥 — San Antonio … Read More

If Texas’ Andrew Jones can ‘crack the first round,’ he’ll stay in the NBA draft

CHICAGO — Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and a host of basketball’s who’s-who assembled inside the Quest Multisport gym on Thursday for the annual NBA scouting combine. Plenty of skeptics back home believe Texas freshman Andrew Jones had no business being there. And yet, there he … Read More

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Avery Bradley sets playoff career high in Celtics win

Avery Bradley set a playoff career high with 29 points in the Celtics’ 123-101 win over the Wizards in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The win puts Boston up 3-2 in the series after losing two in a row. Here are Bradley’s highlights in the win. Read More

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Bohls: Malik’s got work to do to live up to 2018 NFL draft hype

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: Malik’s got work to do to live up to 2018 NFL draft hype: Did you notice the sixth pick in Todd McShay’s 2018 NFL … Read More

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NBA execs: Andrew Jones should come back to Texas

The NBA Draft Combine begins Thursday in Chicago, and NBA scouts will be watching every step taken by the 67 players invited. The Longhorns will be represented by Jarrett Allen and Andrew Jones, a pair of freshmen facing very different scenarios. We already know Allen isn’t coming back to Texas, … Read More

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Jarrett Allen, Andrew Jones rise in latest NBA DraftExpress ‘Top 100’

The NBA draft is getting closer, and Texas players Jarrett Allen and Andrew Jones are getting closer to being selected in the NBA draft. The latest DraftExpress “Top 100 Prospects” list released Monday, and both Longhorns made big moves in the right direction. Allen rose a whopping 30 … Read More

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WATCH: Kevin Durant scores 38 and does the Jordan shrug

The Golden State Warriors were up by ten with about a minute to play when Kevin Durant hit the dagger to seal the win over the Utah Jazz to take a 3-0 lead in the conference semifinals. This bank shot likely sealed the playoff fate of the Jazz and even … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: Second round

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA qualified for the NBA playoffs. We’ll follow their progress throughout the postseason. Seven remain after the first round. Here’s a look at how they’ve performed thus far. Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant and the Warriors got their second round … Read More

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Texas hoops recruiting target Mohamed Bamba getting closer to decision

Mohamed Bamba expects to make his decision before the NBA draft, he told In California to play in the Ball is Life All-American game on Saturday, the top uncommitted recruit in the country chatted with Krysten Peek about his recruitment. While clearly in no rush, he didn’t … Read More

Mount St. Mary’s guard Elijah Long transferring to Texas

Practically moments after Mount St. Mary’s guard Elijah Long announced his intention to transfer, his phone was ringing. Shaka Smart wasted no time whatsoever. The Texas coach put on a full-court press, and it paid off Wednesday when the sophomore informed the coaching staff he was … Read More

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Bohls: Spurs need Portland LaMarcus Aldridge, not San Antonio version

SAN ANTONIO — By all accounts, it was a perfect fit. LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs were a match made in NBA heaven. By temperament. By Texas lineage. By time. The former Texas Longhorns star had put in his time in four NBA All-Star seasons in Portland … Read More

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WATCH: Former Longhorn Avery Bradley sparks run in playoff overtime

Former Longhorn Avery Bradley and the Boston Celtics picked up a big overtime win to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Wizards Tuesday night. The Wizards scored first in the extra period, but the Celtics took a 118-117 lead before Bradley made this play … Read More

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ESPN lists former Longhorn Tevin Mack as a top available transfer

Hundreds of college basketball players are transferring this offseason and many are players who can have an impact on a roster once they’re eligible. One of those players in Tevin Mack,  the one-time Texas leading scorer who was suspended during the season and ultimately was given his release following the … Read More

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Jarrett Allen, Andrew Jones both invited to NBA Draft combine

Texas freshmen Jarrett Allen and Andrew Jones were both invited to the upcoming NBA Draft scouting combine, according to a school spokesman. Allen has already signed with an agent, thereby forfeiting his remaining eligibility. However, Jones still has not signed with anyone yet and could still return to … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: First Round

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA qualified for the NBA playoffs. We’ll follow their progress throughout the postseason. Here’s a look at how they’ve performed thus far. Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant opened the playoffs with a strong start, but missed Games 2 and 3 … Read More

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REPORT: Texas men’s basketball offer Austin-area standout

A year after landing Round Rock product and St. Stephen’s standout, Jarrett Allen, Texas men’s basketball has offered a scholarship to local, Statesman All-Central Texas team member Brock Cunningham confirmed Statesman reporter Thomas Jones.  Cunningham is a member of the the 2018 class, which Texas currently has no commitments. According to … Read More

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Former Texas C Jarrett Allen signs with Tandem Sports

Jarrett Allen is already following in Tim Duncan’s footsteps. In business, at least. The former Texas center has signed with Tandem Sports + Entertainment, the same agency that represents Duncan, Grant Hill, Dominique Wilkins and Tamika Catchings. Derrick Powell, Tandem’s vice president of athlete … Read More

The biggest ‘What ifs’ of Texas men’s basketball

Sports Illustrated’s recent series of articles discussing the “what ifs” of sports got us thinking last week when we wondered what the biggest were for Texas football. It seems pretty clear that Colt McCoy not getting hurt in the BCS National Championship game and Blake Gideon’s … Read More

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WATCH: Bleacher Report’s ‘Game of Zones’ is back, and it’s all about Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant’s transition from Oklahoma City to Golden State hasn’t exactly been flawless. Sure, things have been great when Durant has been on the floor for the Warriors, but a knee injury cost him 19 games toward the tail end of the regular season. Currently, he’s nursing a … Read More