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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Mar. 9

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

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka Smart’s first offseason to-do should be some mirror-watching

The two most important words of Shaka Smart’s upcoming offseason? Never again. Results like these aren’t supposed to happen at the University of Texas. Just ask his buddy Charlie Strong, who got run off after three sub-.500 football seasons. Smart isn’t likely to go down that same road, but he … Read More

West Virginia 63, Texas 53: ‘Hell, yeah. We’ve got a lot of work to do’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Coach Shaka Smart knows full well his team’s overall performance this season was unacceptable at Texas. This level of futility would be unacceptable anywhere, really. Not only did the Longhorns finish last in the Big 12 race, they went 1-14 in … Read More

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At The Buzzer: West Virginia 63, Texas 53

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pesky TCU took down top-ranked Kansas on Thursday. Could Texas, the last-place team in the Big 12, knock out 10th-ranked West Virginia, too? Well, the Longhorns sure tried inside a half-empty Sprint Center. Playing hard for the second straight … Read More

Texas 61, Texas Tech 52: Longhorns surge in final 10 minutes to knock off Red Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For a brief moment on Wednesday, literally a flash, Texas fans finally saw what they’ve been clamoring to see for two years. Havoc. Texas guard Andrew Jones knocked the ball away from Texas Tech’s Devon Thomas. Then, UT senior Kendal … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 61, Texas Tech 52

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 20 minutes, it was ugly. Downright embarrassing. But somehow, No. 10 seed Texas pulled things together after halftime, put together a stunning offensive run and captured a 61-52 victory over Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 … Read More

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Texas Big 12 Tournament history: Texas vs. Texas Tech

For the third time in Big 12 Tournament history, the Longhorns will play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Big 12 Tournament. Texas’ record is 2-1 in those games, but Tech may have the biggest win of the tournament series. Let’s recap those games:  2003: Texas Tech 92, No. Read More

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Texas’ Big 12 Tournament history: Part 2

This week the 21st Big 12 Tournament begins, and Texas is in a weird place. For the first time ever Texas will have the lowest seed in the Big 12 Tournament after finishing last in the conference for the first time as a Big 12 member. It’s the lowest they’ve … Read More

Longhorns, Red Raiders both relish their fresh starts at Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Davis Jr. and Kerwin Roach Jr. both came to Sprint Center last October with big dreams about the upcoming season. The next four months turned into a nightmare. The two Texas sophomores were back in the same building Tuesday during a … Read More

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Big 12 tournament preview: Texas vs. Texas Tech

Time: Approx. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Sprint Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 84-56. The two teams split the regular season series. The Longhorns won 62-58 in Austin on Feb. 2. The Red Raiders won the rematch 67-57 in Lubbock on March 1. About the … Read More

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Texas’ Big 12 Tournament history: Part 1

This week the 21st Big 12 Tournament begins, and Texas is in a weird place. The Longhorns will have the lowest seed in the Big 12 Tournament after finishing last in the conference for the first time as a Big 12 member. It’s the lowest they finished since a 10th-place … Read More

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Jarrett Allen selected to All-Big 12 third team as Kansas dominates conference accolades

Big 12 champion Kansas dominated the conference’s postseason awards announced Sunday, with Bill Self being named coach of the year, Frank Mason III player of the year and Josh Jackson freshman of the year. Texas freshman Jarrett Allen made the All-Big 12 third team and the all-newcomer team. No other … Read More

Baylor 75, Texas 64: Was this Jarrett Allen’s last home game at Texas?

Having absorbed his 21st loss this season, Texas freshman Jarrett Allen sat stone-faced through a press conference and appeared to be lost in time and space. Asked to describe the highlights, Allen looked confused. “Highlights?” he asked with a puzzled look. Well, there … Read More

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At The Buzzer: No. 11 Baylor 75, Texas 64

At least Texas is no longer in an embarrassing free fall. After losing seven straight, the Longhorns have finally crashed to the bottom. A team picked to finish third in the Big 12 race finished the regular season in last place thanks to Saturday’s 75-64 loss … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Mar. 2

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 … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Myles Turner looks back at his days at Texas with fondness, not regret

SAN ANTONIO — Myles Turner was chilling in the visitors locker room at the AT&T Center on Wednesday with teammates Paul George and Al Jefferson prior to a game with the Spurs. “I love it down here,” Turner said. “Down here” was a reference to the state of Texas, where … Read More

Seniors Shaq Cleare, Kendal Yancy reach the end of the road at Texas

Shaq Cleare and Kendal Yancy both glanced up into the Erwin Center rafters during Thursday’s practice and stopped dead in their tracks. “It dropped my heart a little bit when I saw my jersey hanging in the arena,” said Cleare, one of three Texas seniors. “This … Read More

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Men’s preview: No. 11 Baylor vs. Texas

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 FM The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 162-87. The Longhorns are also 32-15 since the formation of the Big 12 conference during the 1996-97 academic year. UT and Baylor have been in the same athletic conference since 1915. About … Read More

Texas Tech 67, Texas 57: After 20th loss, Shaka Smart says, ‘Accountability starts with me’

LUBBOCK — Twenty wins is a minimum standard for any successful college basketball team. Twenty losses tell a far different story, though. After Wednesday’s 67-57 loss at Texas Tech, even Texas coach Shaka Smart seemed rattled by what he saw staring back at him on the … Read More

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Warriors: Kevin Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant is down for the immediate future with a knee injury, and that’s a huge blow on both ends of the floor for the playoff-bound, championship-chasing Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry and Co. are going to have to carry on without KD perhaps for the remainder … Read More