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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: First Round

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA are in 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 had just three games of regular season action to get ready for the … Read More

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WATCH: Myles Turner dunks over another Texas Ex in a NBA playoff game

At the expense of a fellow Longhorn, Indiana center Myles Turner recorded a posterizing dunk on Thursday. In the second quarter of a first-round playoff series against Cleveland, Turner gave his Pacers a 42-32 lead with a thunderous dunk. Turner rebounded his own miss and threw down a one-handed slam. Read More

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Former VCU standout Darius Theus joining Shaka Smart at Texas

Darius Theus, who played for coach Shaka Smart at Virginia Commonwealth, will be the new director of player development at Texas. Theus knows exactly what Smart wants out of the Longhorns. He made three trips to the NCAA Tournament and played on the VCU team that … Read More

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247Sports’ final 2017 basketball rankings filled with future Longhorns

A day after ESPN released its final player rankings, recruiting website 247 Sports unveiled its final  2017 rankings, and all of Texas’ recruiting class members made the list. Yes, 247Sports’ final recruiting rankings list 247 players, so while ESPN’s top 100 listed three Longhorns, 247Sports lists just two in the … Read More

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Texas target Mo Bamba wants buildings ‘named after me at whatever university I go to’

The top uncommitted prospect in in the Class of 2017 wants to leave a lasting impact at whatever university he chooses. College basketball writer Adam Zagoria profiled Mohamed Bamba, who lists Texas, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky as his final four schools, on fanragsports.com and gives a in-depth look … Read More

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2017 Texas basketball recruits land in final ESPN top 100 rankings

ESPN’s final recruiting rankings for the 2017 class are in, and the Texas Longhorns’ highly-lauded recruiting class is living up to the billing. The current four-man class has three players in the top 100 and one of the programs top recruiting targets is third on the list. Point … Read More

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Texas athletics wants students’ feedback on the fan experience

The University of Texas wants to improve the fan experience and help get more students at games. On Monday, the university’s Twitter account sent out a survey asking students for input so it could “enhance” the Texas sports experience. Some of the questions included asking if the student was an … Read More

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WATCH: Kevin Durant has a new YouTube channel

Longhorn basketball legend and NBA super star Kevin Durant wants to show fans a different side of him, so he started his own YouTube channel. The first video posted on Saturday, a day before the he and his new team, the Golden State Warriors, began their first round playoff season … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Apr. 13

They weren’t at the 40 Acres for long, but before they jumped to the NBA they hooped it up at Club Erwin on a regular basis. Every week we’ll take a look at how these Longhorns in the NBA fared in the previous week. Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant returned … Read More

A Q&A with Shaka Smart: ‘We’re so much still a work in progress’

Shaka Smart doesn’t exactly remember his whereabouts that Sunday, but he knows he was nowhere near a television set. Asked if he watched the NCAA Tournament selection show, Smart said flat-out, “No.” “I don’t remember what I did, but I didn’t watch the show,” … Read More

Shaka Smart gets his point guard, but Texas is still chasing Mo Bamba

Shaka Smart was late to his own press conference on Wednesday to announce the signing of someone he hopes is a game-changer for Texas men’s basketball — Oak Hill Academy point guard Matt Coleman. “I was actually on the phone with a recruit, and obviously this … Read More

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Texas basketball target Mo Bamba says Jarrett Allen and others’ decisions won’t impact his choice

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen announced on Tuesday he was signing with an agent and staying in the NBA Draft. The news surprised few who followed the Longhorns last season. The eyes of Texas though almost instantly turned to one of the top players in the nation who has yet … Read More

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Oak Hill Academy G Matt Coleman signs with the Longhorns

Texas coach Shaka Smart needed a point guard. On Wednesday, he got the one he’s coveted for years. Oak Hill Academy point guard Matt Coleman submitted his national letter of intent to the Longhorns on the first day of the spring signing period, the school confirmed. Read More

Freshman Jarrett Allen officially leaving Texas, will stay in the NBA draft

Only the hopeless optimist would deny Tuesday’s news that Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was hiring an agent and staying in the NBA draft. Just about everyone else could see this coming for weeks. A 6-foot-11 talent doesn’t come around often. Once it was clear that Allen … Read More

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Need an NBA team to root for in the playoffs, Longhorn fans? Here’s some help

If the NBA playoffs started today, D.J. Augustin of the Orlando Magic would be the lone Longhorn in the NBA not advancing to the postseason. So, yes, Longhorn fans who want to root for an NBA team, you have options. We’ll break them down for you. The front-running Longhorn fans … Read More

Questions abound, but new arena requires laserlike focus from Longhorns

Friday’s pronouncement that Texas will probably build a new multipurpose arena in the parking lot just south of Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field should make every Longhorn bolt upright and summon laserlike focus. Now, arguably more than ever, it’s time for Texas … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Apr. 6

They weren’t at the 40 Acres for long, but before they jumped to the NBA they hooped it up at Club Erwin on a regular basis. Every week we’ll take a look at how these Longhorns in the NBA fared in the previous week. Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant is … Read More

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New University of Texas basketball arena: What people are saying

Officials at The University of Texas announced Friday that they have decided on a location for the university’s new basketball arena, one that would replace the Frank Erwin Center. The new arena will be built on campus, probably in the parking lot south of the Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer … Read More

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University of Texas officially announces new basketball arena will be on campus

University of Texas officials have decided to build a new on-campus basketball facility and probably do so in the parking lot south of the Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field, which is more easily accessible for the athletes and students, school President Gregory L. Fenves announced on Twitter late … Read More

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Barring setback, Kevin Durant set to return for Warriors on Saturday

Kevin Durant has been cleared to return to full-team practices and barring a setback will play Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Golden State Warriors announced Thursday. You can read the statement below: Following multiple workout sessions in recent days — including 2-on-2, 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 scrimmages — forward … Read More