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Jase Febres on the money as Longhorns top Central Michigan

Shaka Smart has a philosophy about players who have proved themselves adept at making 3-point baskets: Keep shooting, even on bad days or during difficult stretches. In that regard, Smart calls himself “a player’s coach.” That attitude certainly applies to Jase Febres, the Longhorns’ junior guard. Febres can be inconsistent, … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Central Michigan

Texas vs. Central Michigan When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: New assistant coach Luke Yaklich has brought a renewed … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 6 — The league is top heavy; Tech back on track

12. Texas Tech takes down No. 1 The No. 1-ranked team is 6-4 this season, something the Kansas Jayhawks ought to be wary of when they play Villanova next week. They can thank the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who beat No.1 Louisville 70-57 … Read More

Texas 60, Texas A&M 50: Felt like old times as Longhorns glide past Aggies in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — Texas A&M’s yell leaders wore their customary white suits, and the crowd hissed whenever “t.u.” did something they didn’t like. Those faint “Admission scandal!” taunts from A&M students — an obscure reference to the Texas men’s tennis team — were half-hearted at … Read More

Don’t I know you?: Texas, Texas A&M meet in possible start to renewed basketball rivalry

Let enough time pass, and eventually rivals forget what the fuss was all about. Texas and Texas A&M used to have one of the best rivalries in college sports. Not anymore, though. Egos ruined everything, and now both sides engage in revisionist history. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Texas A&M

Texas vs. Texas A&M When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth (capacity 13,300) TV/radio: ABC/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 137-86. The Longhorns won an exhibition on Oct. 25, … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 5 — Tech’s 0-3 week; Longhorns-Aggies on tap

12. The Big 12’s shaky Thanksgiving week First, the good. Kansas won one of the best games of the first month of the college basketball season when the Jayhawks beat a phenomenal Dayton squad in the championship game of the Maui Invitational. The … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Meet Kai Jones, Texas’ junkyard dog

Before he became famous, Sylvester Ritter was a star football player at Fayetteville State University. He didn’t carve out a long NFL career, but he became a pro wresting legend under the name of Junkyard Dog, a moniker that reportedly came from his work in a wrecking … Read More

Texas 67, UAB 57: Andrew Jones helps Longhorns shoot down another pesky mid-major

These non-conference games against mid-major opponents on random Tuesdays in December have typically been the ones that give Texas the most trouble. UT-Arlington, Kent State, Radford, Virginia Commonwealth — that’s actually quite a long list — all strolled into the Erwin Center in recent seasons … Read More

Moody Center groundbreaking ceremony a chance to celebrate Texas’ basketball future

Lot 70 on the Texas campus has never hosted a party quite like the one the university threw for itself Tuesday night. It was more like a send-off really, because within months “there’ll be a 60-foot hole in the ground.” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Alabama-Birmingham

Texas vs. Alabama-Birmingham When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 1-0. The Longhorns won the only previous matchup 96-60 when … Read More

Texas 73, McNeese State 71: Ramey closes it out as Horns avoid Southland stunner

This was not the week to play anyone from the Southland Conference. Stephen F. Austin, the so-called “little school from East Texas,” took down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday. Maybe that was all the motivation McNeese State needed Saturday at the Erwin Center. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. McNeese State

Texas vs. McNeese State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-0. The two teams last met on Dec. 19, 2002. Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 4 — Being thankful for Chris Beard; Texas regresses to expectations

12. NCAA and Oklahoma State The NCAA served Oklahoma State a notice of allegations last week steaming from — what else! — the FBI investigated recruiting scandal. The NOA was expected, as are future ones for other teams, because OSU was one of … Read More

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Georgetown knocks off No. 22 Texas with second-half run

Patrick Ewing walked onto the Madison Square Garden court waving his arms and exhorting the crowd to cheer louder. Some chanted for the Hoyas. But as the final seconds ticked off the clock, those booming chants turned to ones for the coach: “Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing!” Maybe this … Read More

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Moody Center groundbreaking ceremony to include Bevo photo-op, concert, free food

The University of Texas will hold a groundbreaking party and concert Dec. 3 for its new Moody Center arena. The event, which begins at 4:30 p.m., is free and will include a concert at 5:30 p.m. by Moon Taxi and free food for all attendees. Anyone in attendance may also … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 3 — What will be national perception of Texas after this week?

12. Recap of Week 2 and this week so far Seven of the 10 teams are still undefeated. No team has taken a second loss. Four teams are 4-0. Baylor sophomore Jared Butler leads the league in scoring with 21 points per game. The biggest thing that happened in the … Read More

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Men’s preview: No. 22 Texas vs. Georgetown

No. 22 Texas vs. Georgetown When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Madison Square Garden, New York (capacity 19,738) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: The all-time series is tied 1-1. Texas won a matchup 78-70 during the 1971-72 season, … Read More

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With 4-0 start, Longhorns move into AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

Texas didn’t get a single vote in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll. Nobody believed in the Longhorns, apparently. After a 4-0 start, coach Shaka Smart’s team jumped onto the national radar at No. 22 in the poll updated Monday. Read More

Texas men get defensive in 70-56 win over Prairie View A&M

Perhaps nothing Shaka Smart did during the offseason was more important than hiring a guy who spent more time as high school head coach than he had as a college assistant. While Smart tries to assemble a well-functioning offense, Luke Yaklich’s defense enabled the Longhorns to win two games this … Read More