12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: It was never going to be easy to end KU’s streak

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  They’ve won 13 of these in a row for a reason. 12. Kansas piles on West Virginia’s bad week as Bill Self wears a windbreaker Around the same time … Read More

Texas History: The largest Erwin Center crowd to watch the women’s team play

On Monday, 11,877 people filed into the Frank Erwin Center to watch the No. 9-ranked Texas women play No. 1 Connecticut. The Huskies won a thrilling game 75-71 The Erwin Center seats about 16,734 people, and before the game Texas was rightfully excited that they were expecting … Read More

PHOTO HISTORY: The Chris Beard years of Texas basketball

When Chris Beard left UNLV after just a few weeks as the Running Rebels’ head coach about two years ago to take the same job at Texas Tech, he dropped the same Bear Bryant quote  when he left Texas A&M for Alabama football a half-a-century ago. “He said, ‘When momma … Read More

Starting 5: This could be the toughest week of the season for Texas

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. Losing a 12-point lead in the second half at Oklahoma State was not a good way to head into possible the toughest week of the season. Here … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: The league unites for Andrew Jones

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  Sad news in the middle of the week. 12. The news about Texas guard Andrew Jones On Wednesday it was revealed that talented sophomore guard Andrew … Read More

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Gov. Greg Abbott extends prayers to Andrew Jones

On Wednesday the University of Texas announced that sophomore basketball guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott responded to the news in a tweet, extending his prayers and support to the Dallas native: We extend our prayers … Read More

Texas History: 11 years ago today Kevin Durant scored 34 points; Now he’s giving millions to UT

Every Wednesday we shine a little Texas history spotlight on Hookemplus.com. On Jan. 10, 2007, playing in his second Big 12 game, freshman Kevin Durant scored 34 points against Missouri in a 88-68 win at the Frank Erwin Center. It’s the most points scored in a player’s first two games … Read More

PHOTO HISTORY: The most successful first-year coach at Texas

Every Tuesday we dig into the Statesman photo archives and pick out some hot shots to remember. After Tom Herman and Texas’ big Texas Bowl win over Missouri, junior defensive end Breckyn Hager said the first-year coach “won the locker room…” This sounds like a good time … Read More

Starting 5: TCU, 3-1 against Texas since 2016, is coming to Austin

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 gets caught in a Bear trap, and now comes TCU (and Oklahoma State). Here are five things: 5. Texas’ great first half fails to carry them … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: OU, Trae Young and Wreck’em

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  Texas Tech kind of stole Oklahoma’s thunder. Here are 12 big things: 12. Trae Young and Oklahoma’s week Oklahoma freshman Trae Young is moving in the same direction Buddy … Read More

Starting 4: A 1-1 start with a Bear trip coming up

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you four things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. Texas learned why the Big 12 King is still King until further notice. 4. Kansas shoots and shoots and shoots and beats Texas to begin conference play … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Week 1

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  It’s finally here! The best conference in basketball is back: 12. Ken Pomeroy gives thoughts The basketball analytical college basketball guru says this: … Read More

FINAL: Texas (7-6) finishes season with 33-16 win over Missouri

Texas has defeated Missouri 33-16 in Houston. For more coverage, click here.  … Read More

Starting 5: A win over Alabama and now it’s time for Kansas

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 picked up its best win of the year on Friday – one week before the biggest game of the season so far. Here are five things: … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Previewing Big 12 play, part I

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  Conference play begins on Dec. 29, and teams will play their last games of the traditional non-conference season between now and then. Here is the 12 Big Things about … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Previewing Big 12 play, part II

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. For part I of this column, click here.  5. Texas Tech (10-1) Of all the teams in the Big 12, I may be most surprised by the Red Raiders. I thought Tech would … Read More

Recap: It’s December, it’s National Signing Day and Texas just signed 16 players

National Signing Day has come early this year, which means there are new players coming to Texas. Follow all the action here. 3:00 p.m.: Anthony Cook picks Texas over Ohio State, LSU What did #Hookem get in the 5-star CB? We … Read More