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One and done: The best University of Texas one-year-wonders of all-time

Jarrett Allen could be headed to the NBA, at least for now, after one year on the 40 Acres. He wouldn’t be first player to bolt after a season, and he won’t be the last. Here are other notable Longhorns to leave after a year. Michael Dell,  pre-med student Dude, … Read More

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After entering NBA Draft, Texas C Jarrett Allen jumps into lottery conversation

Will he stay or will he go? Despite entering his name for the 2017 NBA Draft on Tuesday, the biggest question surrounding Texas freshman Jarrett Allen has still not been answered. In his statement, Allen said he does not plan to sign with an agent, which means he could still … Read More

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Jarrett Allen named NABC All-District 8 Second Team

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second Team All-District 8 team on Wednesday. A day after announcing that he would declare for the NBA Draft but not hire an agent, Allen was rewarded for his standout freshman season in which he … Read More

Jarrett Allen: ‘I am testing the waters with this decision’ to go into the NBA draft

Jarrett Allen doesn’t sound like someone who wants to leave Texas. But the analytical deep thinker probably can’t see himself passing up a major payday, either. The 6-foot-11 freshman confirmed Tuesday he will put his name into the upcoming NBA draft but will not sign with … Read More

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Report: Texas F Jarrett Allen will enter NBA draft but not hire an agent

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen will enter the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, thereby preserving his amateur status should he decide to return, according to CBS Sports. A Texas spokesman could not confirm the report as of Tuesday afternoon. This decision wouldn’t … Read More

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INTERACTIVE MAP: The Shaka Smart coaching tree

At just 39 and a head coach for less than 10 years, Texas coach Shaka Smart’s coaching tree is growing. Take a look: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: … Read More

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Jarrett Allen Watch: Another mock draft, another move for Texas’ freshman

It’s been one week since our last “what is Jarrett Allen’s draft stock” article. It’s well established that the talented, 6-foot-11-inch center who was the best player on the court for Texas at the end of his freshman season is getting mixed reviews from NBA talent evaluators  and … Read More

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Mike Morrell resumes full-time role as Texas assistant coach

Texas coach Shaka Smart wasted no time filling the vacancy on his coaching staff by moving trusted lieutenant Mike Morrell back into a full-time assistant role. Morrell, who came to Texas from Virginia Commonwealth with Smart, was an assistant coach during Smart’s first season with the … Read More

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Shaka Smart shakes up coaching staff, dismisses assistant David Cason

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart announced Thursday that assistant David Cason would not be retained, the first move in a potentially long offseason after a disappointing 11-22 campaign. Smart was not made available to the American-Statesman for an interview. In a statement, Smart offered no specific … Read More

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What is Jarrett Allen’s NBA Draft stock, really? Good question…

If you’re a Texas fan who likes mixing basketball with mystery, Jarrett Allen ought to be your favorite player … ever. It started before he even arrived on campus, when the 6-foot-11 product of St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Austin waited until June to pick the Longhorns. Now, the … Read More

What’s wrong with Texas basketball? Smart, Horns face a critical offseason

In just his second season, Shaka Smart has violated the one core tenet of being a head coach at the University of Texas. Longhorns fans can accept losing. Heck, men’s basketball even gets somewhat of a pass because it isn’t the No. 1 sport around … Read More

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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

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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