Longhorn basketball Archives

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Another close loss leaves Smart, Longhorns feeling hollow

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At best, it’d be nice to report that Texas has a 50-50 chance to get in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, that’s not possible for the Longhorns because their season record is, well, 50-50. Come to think of it, so are Shaka Smart’s career numbers since he … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Up-and-down Kerwin Roach II is the poster child of this Texas basketball program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In so many respects, he’s emblematic of the Texas basketball program. Fraught with potential. Highly coveted once. Well-respected for his past. Good guy. Great expectations. Very likable. Inconsistent. Great table manners. We’re talking Kerwin Roach II, but we just as easily could be referring to Shaka … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Jase Febres models his father’s jump shot

Jase Febres learned it all from his dad. The proper technique of shooting a basketball, that is. Squaring up the shoulders. Letting go at the top of his jump. Snapping the wrist. Keeping the elbow tucked in. Following through. Orlando Febres passed it down to his son. And why wouldn’t … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Mitrou-Long, Hamm a pair of ‘energy brothers’ for Horns

Texas won a critical Big 12 basketball game against last-place Oklahoma State before an engaged 10,406 fans at the Erwin Center on Saturday afternoon, and the Longhorns have junior Elijah Mitrou-Long and sophomore Royce Hamm Jr. to thank. Come again? Didn’t Mitrou-Long score just six points in 24 minutes? And … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: It’s either/or time for the Texas men down February stretch

Texas throttled Baylor. This is the start of something big. I can just feel it in my bones. Or it could just be arthritis in my old joints, and this is something like we’ve seen out of this roller-coaster of a team since November. Texas crushed Baylor. It was a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Danni Williams (and her parents) are really going places

Danni Williams will be with her Texas teammates Saturday when the 12th-ranked basketball team takes on Oklahoma in Norman. So will Regan and Michelle Williams. Danni will return to Austin for a big Monday night showdown with top-ranked Baylor. So will Regan and Michelle Williams. Danni has nine Big 12 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Seniors Roach, Osetkowski provide redemption, big victory

There’s a mistake on the Longhorn men’s basketball schedule. Senior Day was Saturday, not March 9 in the regular-season finale against TCU. You’ll excuse Kerwin Roach II and Dylan Osetkowski I if they were a bit confused and played a lights-out extravaganza game in mid-January instead of on their curtain-falling … Read More