Texas 77, No. 23 Oklahoma 66: Fighting for NCAA survival, Longhorns sweep Red River rivals

NORMAN, Okla. — Texas fans were living it up earlier this month during a big win over Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield wanted to return the favor. The Lake Travis High School graduate was introduced to the OU faithful during a timeout Saturday and hoisted his Heisman Trophy. Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 77, No. 23 Oklahoma 66

NORMAN, Okla. — In a battle of two desperate teams, the Longhorns stabilized themselves at the Sooners’ expense. Texas captured a much-needed 77-66 victory over its Red River rival on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center. It stopped the Longhorns’ three-game losing streak and bolstered their … Read More

In volatile Big 12, can the Texas men rebound in the Red River rivalry rematch?

The Big 12 standings are packed so tight, the Longhorns could still finish anywhere from third to 10th by the time March arrives. These next two weeks will be volatile. Texas has five regular-season games left, starting with Saturday’s matchup at 23rd-ranked Oklahoma. The Horns … Read More

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Preview: Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma

Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center (capacity 11,562) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads 54-38. The Longhorns won the previous matchup on Feb. 3 on what became a huge day … Read More

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Mo Bamba among 30 front-runners for Naismith Trophy

Texas freshman forward Mo Bamba was one of 30 names on the Citizen Naismith Trophy late season list, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Wednesday. The list includes 30 front-runners for the National Player of the Year award. Bamba leads Texas in three major statistical categories and has played in … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: A readers’ only look at the final 2 weeks

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  Let’s start strong. 12. This week’s ‘Kansas Dethroner Power Ranking Leader’ : Kansas has won 13 straight Big 12 titles. It’s ridiculous — especially on senior night at Phog … Read More

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Bohls: Erwin Center replacement to have 4,000 less seats than current arena

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the new Erwin Center having less seating: There is a strong likelihood that the new Texas basketball arena that replaces the Erwin … Read More

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Golden: ‘Special place in hell’ for people profiting off of Andrew Jones shirts

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On Texas guard Andrew Jones’ recent Twitter videos: Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been very active lately, from posting videos of himself shooting around to tweeting about his day to thousands … Read More

PHOTO HISTORY: Before Mo Bamba, Austin area product Chris Mihm was the Texas block party king

Texas freshman Mo Bamba has 98 blocks this season. That’s almost four blocks a game (3.92 to be exact). Bamba is going to leave Texas after one season as the program record holder for most blocks in a season — he already has that — and a program record for … Read More

Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT): After third straight loss, Longhorns keep their frustrations within

Normally after all home games, Texas players come to the post-game interview room after meeting with coach Shaka Smart. Not Monday, though. Not after a 74-73 double-overtime loss to Baylor. “Our guys are upstairs hashing some things out,” Smart said. “It’s going to … Read More

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At the buzzer: Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT)

A season with promise and potential is spiraling out of control. The Longhorns are now in free-fall after Monday’s 74-73 double-overtime loss at the Erwin Center. Baylor was the culprit this time, getting 26 points from Terry Maston — including 12 in the two extra … Read More

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MOCK DRAFT: Mo Bamba to Phoenix Suns at No. 3

Sports Illustrated updated its NBA Mock Draft projections on Monday and while the Longhorns enter the week in dire need of wins, that hasn’t taken any excitement away from freshman sensation Mo Bamba. According to the magazine and writer Jeremy Woo, Bamba is a future Phoenix Sun, … Read More

Starting 5: The Longhorns’ NCAA Tournament hopes take a dip after a terrible week

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. A bad week needs to be followed by a good week, or a bid to the NCAA Tournament is in jeopardy. 5. The no good, stinking, terrible … Read More

Sliding downhill: Once a solid NCAA Tournament hopeful, Texas now headed backward

Mo Bamba’s time at Texas is finite. The talented freshman and sure-fire NBA first-round draft pick wants to experience everything college basketball offers. That includes a trip to the NCAA Tournament. After last week’s bad loss to Kansas State, Bamba knew his group needed to pick … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Baylor

Texas vs. Baylor When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 162-89. The Bears have won five straight and seven of the last night games. Baylor’s most … Read More

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TCU cruises past Texas 87-71 in matchup of NCAA hopefuls

FORT WORTH — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 25 points, Kouat Noi had his second straight career high with 18 and TCU won an important matchup between teams battling for the NCAA Tournament, beating Texas 87-71 on Saturday. The Horned Frogs (17-8, 5-7 Big 12) shot 60 percent with one turnover before halftime … Read More

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Golden: Texas’ response to success, failure starts and ends with Shaka Smart

Texas has a toughness problem. And it has little to do with the physical. Shaka Smart’s biggest issue? His team doesn’t bring it every night. That starts with him. He has to figure out why. And in a hurry, please.  March is approaching. The Texas men (15-9, 5-6 Big 12) … Read More

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Preview: Texas at TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-65. The last matchup on Jan. 10 may forever be seared into UT fans’ memories. Earlier … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Is this the week someone breaks away from the field?

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  12. Trae Young’s hectic week The National Player of the Year favorite can’t catch a break, it seems. People say he’s selfish because of the bad shots he takes, … Read More

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LOOK: Texas G Andrew Jones puts up shots while battling leukemia

Andrew Jones provided some images Wednesday that made every college basketball fan say “boom.” The Texas sophomore guard, who is battling leukemia at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, posted a video of himself shooting hoops for the first time since his diagnosis. He hasn’t lost his touch. Read More