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‘An innovative deal’: How Texas will get a $300 million basketball arena at no cost to taxpayers, boosters

University of Texas officials have struck an innovative financial agreement in which the Longhorns will get a $300 million basketball arena with zero out-of-pocket cost. The UT System Board of Regents is set to approve a measure Thursday that will mark the school’s official marriage with … Read More

Texas regents scheduled to vote Thursday on new basketball arena, moving project forward

Texas officials are dribbling toward a new basketball arena. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve a measure on Thursday that will turn 6.64 acres of land over to Oak View Group LLC for the construction of “an events arena to replace the … Read More

Texas 98, Grand Canyon 60: ‘That was a clinic they put on’ as Longhorns go wild offensively

“Thunder Dan” Majerle has seen some prolific basketball in his time. But the famous NBA star, now in his sixth season as a college coach, probably never expected this from scoring-challenged Texas. The Longhorns couldn’t throw it in the ocean a week ago. On Saturday, Texas … Read More

The Alaskan Longhorn: Kamaka Hepa’s long-range shooting welcome after long journey to Texas

Texas fans should do their best to make Alaska-born freshman Kamaka Hepa feel at home. For this native Iñupiat, it’s rather difficult to get back to his. “From here? OK,” Hepa said this week before rattling off the route from Austin, Texas to Barrow, Alaska. “I … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Grand Canyon

Texas vs. Grand Canyon When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: The is the first meeting between the two schools. About the Longhorns: Nine games … Read More

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Texas offering $5, $10 general admission men’s basketball tickets during holidays

The Texas athletic department announced lower ticket prices for upcoming men’s basketball games during the holiday period between the fall and spring semesters. Fans can purchase $5 general admission tickets for Saturday’s game against Grand Canyon and games against Providence (Dec. 21) and UT-Arlington (Dec. 28). Read More

Texas 72, Purdue 68: Longhorns get better looks inside, end their three-game losing skid

The last week could not have been pleasant inside Cooley Pavilion. Not after Texas coach Shaka Smart called two losses to lower-rung teams “downright frustrating and embarrassing” for the Longhorns. “We were on ’em. We were on our guys,” Smart said. “That was … Read More

Purdue isn’t a must-win game for Texas, but it sure feels like it

Even Texas players couldn’t believe some of the final numbers from Wednesday’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Simply from a defensive perspective, the Longhorns should have run the Rams straight out of the Erwin Center. VCU shot 28 percent and went 1 for 11 from 3-point … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Purdue

Texas vs. Purdue When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-1. The two teams have not met since the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns captured a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Shaka Smart, ‘distraught’ Longhorns facing crossroads

The fresh basketball schedule reveals it was just Texas’ eighth game of a season that has barely inched its way into December. A meaningless, mid-week, non-conference game, at that. Except none of them are meaningless anymore. And the pained expressions and the dour, frozen looks on the faces of the … Read More

VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns’ shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight loss

After each difficult Texas basketball loss, like Wednesday night’s 54-53 decision to Virginia Commonwealth, there’s always a familiar refrain. The Longhorns, as senior Dylan Osetkowski said, need to “trust the process.” There needs to be “more sense of urgency, compassion,” guard Matt Coleman III … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Virginia Commonwealth 54, Texas 53

That thunderous ovation you heard Wednesday night at the Erwin Center had an unmistakable ring to Texas coach Shaka Smart. “V-C-U! V-C-U!” Matt Coleman III missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Virginia Commonwealth players stormed the court to celebrate … Read More

In first game since the Radford loss, Texas men seek to move past their offensive ‘stubbornness’

So, what happened against Radford? Texas coach Shaka Smart spoke earlier this week about how his team didn’t “sustain the level of energy or commitment to our process” in last Friday’s 62-59 setback. The Longhorns watched every offensive possession on Sunday to see … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds a 2-1 series edge. This will complete a home-and-home deal that Texas agreed to when the school hired … Read More

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After Radford loss, Texas dropped out of AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

One week after earning the highest ranking in coach Shaka Smart’s four seasons, the Texas men’s basketball team was dropped from The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Yes, last Friday’s 62-59 loss to Radford was that bad. It was the Highlanders’ first win over a ranked … Read More

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Radford upsets No. 17 Texas basketball team at home

Carlik Jones made a spinning layup and a free throw with 24.5 seconds left, sending Radford to a 62-59 upset of the No. 17 Texas basketball team on Friday night at the Erwin Center. Devin Hutchison made one of two free throws with 11 seconds left before Texas’ Jase Febres … Read More

No. 17 Texas hosts Radford to kickstart six-game stretch at Erwin Center

Friday’s game against Radford marks the start of a six-game homestand for the Texas men’s basketball team. The 17th-ranked Longhorns should be favored in most, if not all, of those matchups. Purdue may have something to say about that on Dec. 9, though. Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Radford

No. 17 Texas vs. Radford When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting. About the Longhorns: Shaka Smart’s squad made its first foray … Read More

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Texas athletics announces lower concession prices at the Erwin Center

Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and his top lieutenant Drew Martin, the architect for Bevo Boulevard, are ready to tackle the fan experience at the Erwin Center. In an email to fans late Tuesday, the school announced lower concession prices for basketball games and the … Read More

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Once again, Texas F Jaxson Hayes wins Big 12 newcomer of the week

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week for the second consecutive week, the league announced Monday. Hayes averaged 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks in games against North Carolina and Michigan State last week in Las Vegas. He was … Read More