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No. 6 Baylor 74, Texas 64: Motley goes wild for career-high 32 points

WACO — It’s too bad Shaka Smart’s young Longhorns couldn’t sneak into Baylor’s post-game press conference at the Ferrell Center. It would have done them some good to hear Johnathan Motley preach. Motley simply went wild Tuesday night, setting new career highs with 32 … Read More

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At The Buzzer: No. 6 Baylor 74, Texas 64

WACO — The Longhorns had been in every Big 12 game thus far, with several being decided on one or two possessions. Not Tuesday night against sixth-ranked Baylor, though. The Longhorns’ big men found themselves in foul trouble all night long and the Bears ran away … Read More

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Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus Baylor

Texas’ all-time team  is rolling through this Big 12 slate.  West Virginia proved a tough test, but via a fan vote, the Texas team prevailed. Now comes Baylor. Baylor’s basketball history is filled with the lowest of valleys but also has a nice rebuild story. The program’s major … Read More

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With Matt Coleman on board, Texas hoops strengthens top 10 recruiting class

Texas got the one recruit they were fishing for on Monday, and the class rankings for Texas men’s basketball only improved. According to the 247 Sports composite rankings the Longhorns 2017 recruiting class includes four 4-star players and is No. 6 in the nation. Although the … Read More

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Golden: Shaka Smart has to be excited about the future with addition of Matt Coleman

In today’s Golden’s Nuggets, Cedric touches on a big Bevo-related item: What does the commitment of Matt Coleman mean to Shaka Smart’s program? Here’s what he had to say about it: Help is coming, Shaka. The Texas basketball coach has never been 7-10, so it’s easy to understand his … Read More

‘Hook ’em, baby’: Point guard Matt Coleman commits to Texas

Shaka Smart’s been watching Matt Coleman for years. As the Virginia native rose from an unknown eighth grader to the 31st-best recruit in the nation, Smart saw it all. Smart believed that Coleman would some day become Virginia Commonwealth’s point guard of the future. Literally hours after Smart got the … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 6 Baylor

Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 162-86 series, which dates back to the 1905-06 season. The two teams split two games last season, and then Baylor eliminated Texas in the Big 12 tournament 75-61 on March 10, 2016. About the … Read More

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Horns up: Shaka Smart lands standout point guard Matt Coleman

Texas coach Shaka Smart just landed his own T.J. Ford. Oak Hill Academy’s Matt Coleman, considered the eighth-best point guard prospect in the nation, announced on Monday that he’s committing to Texas over Duke. The 6-foot-1 prospect from Virginia fills an immediate need for Smart … Read More

No. 10 West Virginia 74, Texas 72: Horns lose another nail-biting seesaw battle

For weeks now, Kerwin Roach Jr. has been hopeful that Texas could “get over that hump.” The Longhorns believe they’re close. Of the team’s nine previous losses, four were determined by three points or fewer. Make it five after Saturday’s 74-72 loss to 10th-ranked … Read More

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At The Buzzer: No. 10 West Virginia 74, Texas 72

Even without their leading scorer, the Longhorns came ready for the first of three consecutive games against top-10 opponents. However, No. 10 West Virginia had just enough juice to slip past Texas 74-72 on Saturday at the Erwin Center. Andrew Jones and Jarrett Allen both … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Jan. 12

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—Since falling … Read More

Short-handed Texas faces pivotal moment vs. No. 10 West Virginia

In retrospect, Shaka Smart’s thoughts after Wednesday night’s loss to TCU was a prescient warning. “This game is a team game,” the Texas coach said, “and the team is a sum of guys that want to be greater than the sum of its parts. We’ve got … Read More

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Men’s preview: No. 10 West Virginia vs. Texas

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 8-4. The Longhorns have won six of the last seven games, including a two-game sweep last season. The Mountaineers’ only win in Austin came on Jan. 9, 2013 — a 57-53 victory in … Read More

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Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus West Virginia

There hasn’t been many teams that could honestly beat the all-time Texas team since we started this series with Kansas State. A lot of that is because T.J. Ford was better, possibly way better, than all the point guards we’ve mentioned so far. Until this post. Because West Virginia’s all-time … Read More

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Golden: Are Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns about to hit rock bottom?

Shaka Smart’s ship is taking on water and the money games haven’t even started yet. But they’re coming up. Like right now. Smart’s Texas men are in big trouble with the Big 12’s biggest icebergs are coming up on the schedule — No. 10 West Virginia at home on Saturday, … Read More

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Tevin Mack suspended for undisclosed violation of team rules

Texas sophomore Tevin Mack, the team’s leading scorer, has been suspended indefinitely by men’s coach Shaka Smart for an undisclosed violation of team rules. “We have a set of standards that we expect people in our program to adhere to. Tevin has failed to reach … Read More

TCU 64, Texas 61: Horned Frogs snap 14-game losing streak in Austin

TCU coach Jamie Dixon tried to downplay the importance of the Horned Frogs’ first basketball win in Austin in almost 30 years. The screams coming from purple-clad fans sitting behind the TCU bench were undeniable, though. Those same shouts of joy emanated from the southeast … Read More

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At The Buzzer: TCU 64, Texas 61

TCU basketball doesn’t have much success in Austin. Before Wednesday, the Horned Frogs had lost 14 straight at the Erwin Center — a string that dates back almost 30 years. That streak came to an end thanks to Vladimir Brodziansky’s 19 points as TCU knocked off Texas … Read More

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Top recruiting target for Texas men’s basketball set to commit

The wait is almost over for Shaka Smart and Texas basketball fans. Matt Coleman, one of the top uncommitted recruits left in the 2017 recruiting class, is expected to announce his decision on Monday, according to ESPN college basketball reporter Jeff Borzello. ESPN 100 Matt … Read More

With Big 12 heavyweights looming, Texas men have sole focus on TCU

Shaka Smart doesn’t want his players looking ahead. The Texas men’s coach wants them solely focused on a rejuvenated TCU squad that hits the Erwin Center on Wednesday. “We’re just focused on TCU right now,” Smart said. It’s probably best not to look ahead. After … Read More