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At the buzzer: Texas 78, Xavier 76 (OT)

The 3,000 or so Texas fans that turned out for the second-round NIT game against Xavier came to send a message. Don’t give up on these Longhorns just yet. A raucous atmosphere inside the cavernous Erwin Center helped fuel the home team on to … Read More

The NIT offers Texas’ younger players a chance to gain more confidence for next season

To start the day with some optimism, Texas forward Jaxson Hayes saw another specialist on Friday about his left knee injury and it was decided there was no structural damage. Hayes, the Big 12 freshman of the year, does not need surgery. “We are expecting … Read More

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NIT second round preview: Texas vs. Xavier

No. 2 seed Texas vs. No. 3 seed Xavier When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn Tickets: Tickets are $12 and $14 and can be purchased through the Texas box office. The arena’s upper … Read More

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Texas-Xavier to meet in NIT’s second round at Erwin Center

Texas guard Eli Mitrou-Long planned on some rest and relaxation after a first-round NIT win over South Dakota State. “Thankfully, there’s no school,” Mitrou-Long said, referring to the fact that UT is on spring break this week. “I think we’ll be able to sit back, just … Read More

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Texas releases new artist renderings showing more about Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion

Texas has posted new artist renderings of the south end zone stadium expansion project inside Royal-Memorial Stadium, giving fans a better idea of what to expect. The artist renderings were done by Populous, the company overseeing the $175-million expansion project. According to Texas, … Read More

Texas 79, South Dakota State 73: Few saw it, but Horns hold tight to win NIT opener

Hope springs eternal. That’s until someone closes the shut-off valve. Last week at the Big 12 tournament, a reporter told Texas senior Dylan Osetkowski that no .500 team had ever received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. “Once I heard that, it was like … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 79, South Dakota State 73

The NIT is the college basketball equivalent of an early December bowl game. The winner is solely determined by who truly wants to be there. Ignored by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, Texas came out locked and loaded Tuesday against South Dakota State. The Longhorns built … Read More

Six particularly stinging losses that kept Texas out of the NCAA Tournament

The men’s basketball season isn’t over, although some would argue otherwise. Thus, Texas coach Shaka Smart isn’t ready to dissect how a promising campaign turned so blah. “I’ll talk to you as much as you want when we’re done, but for right now, we can’t … Read More

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NIT preview: Texas vs. South Dakota State

Texas vs. South Dakota State When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn Tickets: Tickets range from $12 to $14 and can be purchased through the Texas box office. The upper deck of the arena … Read More

NCAAs was ‘a long shot’ but Texas now turns the page to NIT, South Dakota State

There was little surprise and virtually no outrage in burnt-orange circles on Sunday when Texas was left out of the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns were 16-16 this season. The selection committee has never given a .500 team an at-large invitation for the field of 68. No … Read More

Knee injury will sideline Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes for NIT games

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes had an MRI on his left knee injury suffered at the Big 12 tournament and will need further evaluation, coach Shaka Smart said. The 6-foot-11 forward will not play Tuesday in the NIT opener against South Dakota State, and his career … Read More

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Texas will host South Dakota State in NIT’s first round on Tuesday

The NCAA Tournament selection committee invited plenty of Big 12 teams to March Madness. But Texas wasn’t one of them. The Longhorns did not hear their name called Sunday when the field of 68 was unveiled on CBS. Texas finished 16-16 this season. No .500 team … Read More

Sources: NCAA Tournament bid or not, Texas administrators sticking with Shaka Smart

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte has stiff-armed all questions about men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart for weeks. Anyone who brings up Smart’s job status, the jovial administrator with a larger-than-life personality simply says, “I’m not going there.” Del Conte knows that Longhorns … Read More

Kansas 65, Texas 57: Longhorns’ season isn’t over, but this sure felt like a funeral

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The locker room felt like a funeral home. Players spoke in hushed tones. Trainers moved about in silence. Everyone had one goal late Thursday at Sprint Center: Put on your sweats, turn on your headphones and get to the bus. Read More

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At the buzzer: Kansas 65, Texas 57

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Who really knows how ESPN calculates its analytics, but the network offered up a rather startling statistic during Thursday’s broadcast of the Texas-Kansas game. The Longhorns had a 51 percent chance of making the NCAA Tournament if they beat the third-seeded Jayhawks. Read More

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Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in wake of college admissions scandal

One day after putting men’s tennis coach Michael Center on paid administrative leave, Texas officials announced Wednesday he had been fired in the wake of a college admissions scandal. Center was arrested around 6 a.m. Tuesday at his Austin home as FBI investigators revealed that 50 … Read More

Simple enough: Beat Kansas in Kansas City, and Texas is likely in the NCAA Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Longhorns face one of those fork-in-the-road moments Thursday night at the Big 12 tournament. Beat third-seeded Kansas, and sixth-seeded Texas is likely in the NCAA Tournament. Lose to the Jayhawks, and it’s likely the NIT. “That’s what … Read More

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Big 12 tournament: No. 6 seed Texas vs. No. 3 seed Kansas

No. 6 seed Texas vs. No. 3 seed Kansas When: Approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Sprint Center (capacity 18,972) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 32-9, which includes a 4-1 mark over Texas at … Read More

Texas tennis coach Michael Center among coaches charged in sweeping college admissions scheme

University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center will plead not guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, his attorney said Tuesday, after federal prosecutors accused him of taking a bribe to help a student falsely disguised as a recruit get into UT in … Read More

Plenty to see in Texas’ first spring practice as Longhorns welcome newcomers

Did quarterback Sam Ehlinger make it to Texas’ first spring practice workout on Monday? Check. Did he look good? Well, it’s tricky. Players wore helmets, jerseys and shorts, so it’s difficult to tell. Even coach Tom Herman himself says what the Horns did Monday “is not … Read More