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Tevin Mack thanks Longhorns fans, excited for ‘a fresh start’

Texas sophomore Tevin Mack released a statement on Wednesday thanking Longhorns fans for the last two years but that he was “excited for a fresh start with new opportunities.” Men’s coach Shaka Smart suspended Mack for an undisclosed violation of team rules on Jan. 12. At … Read More

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Bohls: Who will provide leadership for Shaka Smart’s squad next year?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on those Bevo-related items: Who will provide leadership next year for Shaka’s squad? Shaka Smart says watch out for Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski, who’s sitting out this season. Read More

0-no: Heading to Lubbock, Texas is still winless away from home this season

As if Texas’ overall record wasn’t bad enough, here’s another stomach-churner: This could be the first season in 111 years of UT basketball that the Longhorns go winless on the road. The 1908-09 team finished 6-3, but played all of its games in Austin, so coach … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Texas Tech

Time: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: United Supermarkets Arena (capacity 15,000) TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 84-55. UT coach Shaka Smart got a rude welcome to the Big 12 when the Horns lost his league debut game in Lubbock last season 82-74. Former coach Rick Barnes lost in … Read More

Suspended G Tevin Mack will be released from Texas scholarship

Years from now, Shaka Smart may still be wrestling with his decision to suspend talented sophomore Tevin Mack, who was Texas’ leading scorer. But on Monday, the Longhorns’ coach said the decision “was really not much of a choice” and that the 6-foot-7 swingman will be released … Read More

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Texas basketball target to begin final recruiting visit Tuesday

Talented center Mohamed Bamba will begin his final recruiting visit Tuesday according to college basketball writer Adam Zagoria of  Bamba is in North Carolina visiting Duke, which plays Florida State on Tuesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils and Kentucky, where he visited on Jan. 20, … Read More

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Isaiah Taylor signs 3-year deal with Rockets

Former Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor has agreed to a three-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Houston Rockets, reports ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. Rockets signed guard Isaiah Taylor to a three-year non-guaranteed deal. Thomas will stay with the D-League team… — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ lost season rests at Shaka Smart’s door

Shaka Smart believes it’s his job to breathe life into his team. Of course it is, but the question has to be: Who is breathing life into Shaka? “Nobody, really,” he said after Texas’ fifth straight loss, this one coming 77-67 to a soon-to-be-top-ranked Kansas team which clinched its 13th … Read More

Kansas 77, Texas 67: Jayhawks all business in relatively easy win over Longhorns

Here’s one way to complete an all-Big 12 ballot. West Virginia’s Lamont West and Teyvon Myers are automatic locks. Oklahoma’s Kristian Doolittle makes the cut, as does Baylor’s Nuni Omot. Never heard of those Big 12 role players? All of them posted season-high numbers against Texas. Read More

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Bill Walton changes into ‘Keep Austin Weird’ T-shirt on air while announcing Kansas-Texas game

It’s no secret that retired basketball player, famed broadcaster and unashamed Deadhead Bill Walton really, really loves tie-dye. So on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center, it seemed only fitting that Texas head football coach Tom Herman presented Walton with a tie-dyed “Keep Austin Weird” T-shirt at the Longhorns’ game against … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Feb. 23

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 had … Read More

No. 3 Kansas is in rarified air while Texas chugs along near the bottom

That black marking on Shaka Smart’s hand is not an X or a cross, although there has been an uptick in prayer lately. It’s a plus sign, something the Texas coach once said “reminds me to stay positive.” That’s been an extraordinary challenge this season, too. Read More

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Jarrett Allen versus Jackie Moon — who wins?

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen has had some “Boogie” nights inside Club Erwin this season, so it’s a wonder we haven’t seen more of these comparisons. While the 6-foot-11 Longhorns star’s game screams NBA, his hairstyle hearkens back to the glory days of the ABA. Or, as you may … Read More

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Men’s preview: No. 3 Kansas vs. Texas

Time: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 FM The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 28-8. The Jayhawks have long held sway in this series, but the Longhorns once stopped Kansas’ 69-game home winning streak in 2011. Kansas is 8-6 in all games played in Austin. About the … Read More

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Reports: Texas-ex P.J. Tucker dealt to Raptors at NBA trade deadline

Former Texas star P.J. Tucker is heading from the Western Conference cellar to an Eastern Conference title contender. In a last-minute move before the NBA trade deadline, the Phoenix Suns reportedly traded Tucker to the Toronto Raptors for Jared Sullinger and 2017 and 2018 second-round draft picks. Adrian Wajnarowski … Read More

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WATCH: Meet Texas’ new defensive coaches

University of Texas’ new defensive coaches answered questions from the local media for the first time on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Read More

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LOOK: Longhorn basketball teams to wear new Kevin Durant “Texas” shoe

Get your wallets ready, Texas fans. The newest Kevin Durant shoe was specifically made for Longhorns athletes and fans, but not in the garish way that many team-themed kicks end up. The Nike Zoom KD9 “Texas” is classy and understated, with just enough burnt orange to grab the eyes of … Read More

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WATCH: Jarrett Allen’s throws down the ‘dunk of the year’ versus West Virginia

Last night in Morgantown, the Longhorns dropped another contest on the road with a 77-62 defeat to the Mountaineers. But, one individual play from last night has Longhorn fans thinking of what the future holds for freshman center Jarrett Allen. Allen led the Longhorns in scoring with 17 … Read More

West Virginia 77, Texas 62: Longhorns want to prove ‘we’re willing to fight for each other’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — These ESPN “Big Monday” games leave players and coaches holed up in the team hotel for hours on end. The Longhorns spent the daylight hours Monday doing some soul searching. Inside a conference room at the Waterfront Place Hotel, the players came together … Read More

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At The Buzzer: No. 12 West Virginia 77, Texas 62

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jarrett Allen’s breath-taking dunk and Bob Huggins’ heart-stopping sideline moment were about the only real memorable aspects of No. 12 West Virginia’s easy 77-62 win over Texas on Monday. Allen, UT’s standout freshman, racked up 17 points and probably landed himself on all the … Read More