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Texas men’s basketball team snaps Purdue’s home winning streak

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Texas’ defense spent most of Saturday night harassing Purdue’s scorers. Eventually, all that work paid off. The Longhorns forced three straight turnovers late in the game and took advantage of the miscues to score nine straight points, leaving town with a 70-66 upset over the … Read More

After $130 million gift, the University of Texas to name new basketball arena for Moody family

The University of Texas will break ground in the coming months on a new basketball arena to replace the Erwin Center. The venue will feature a capacity of 15,000 and will host basketball games, graduations and concerts at UT for years to come. And as of today, it has a … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 1 – Andrew Jones changes everything for Texas

Here 12 big things about Big 12 basketball for the first few days of the regular season. Real and not real: 12. Real: Baylor won’t miss Mario Kegler No. 16-ranked Baylor lost a returning starter in late September when Mario Kegler was … Read More

Texas freshman Donovan Williams eager to heat things up in ‘Microwave’ fashion

Most freshmen typically don’t earn nicknames. They’re lucky if upperclassmen even know their legal name. Texas’ Donovan Williams turned heads early in preseason practice, though. He scored 12 points in rapid fire succession, and junior guard Matt Coleman III was taken aback. “I … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 23 Purdue

Texas at No. 23 Purdue When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Mackey Arena (capacity 14,240) TV/radio: FS1/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 3-1. The Longhorns won last year’s matchup at the Erwin Center, 72-68. Thankfully … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 158: Golf Channel’s David Feherty on his life’s journey; Andrew Jones and UT football at a crossroads

Acclaimed TV host, author and standup comedian David Feherty joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden in a jam-packed  Episode 158 of the On Second Thought podcast and talks about his Nov. 16 show at Austin’s Paramount Theatre, his relationships and battles with addiction. It’s a wildly entertaining conversation that runs the gamut of … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Andrew Jones completes long journey back to normal life

Andrew Jones was feeling it Tuesday night. That was easy enough to see. His easy, fluid motion as he ran up and down the court. His burgeoning confidence when he had the basketball in his hands. The unbridled joy with which he played. The first time he hit a three-pointer, … Read More

Texas 69, Northern Colorado 45: Andrew Jones lights up Longhorns’ opener with career night

Everyone’s preseason prognostications were based on the assumption Texas would have a two-headed backcourt attack in Courtney Ramey and Matt Coleman. Nobody considered Andrew Jones. And for good reason. It’s been 23 months to the day since Jones, once a dynamic scoring threat, … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 69, Northern Colorado 45

This time last year, nobody thought Andrew Jones would ever play college basketball again. The Texas guard was putting up an inspirational battle with leukemia, but playing competitive Big 12 basketball? It was a pipe dream, or so everyone thought. Well, not exactly everyone. Read More

Big 12 basketball season preview: The 12 highest-rated freshmen

Thirteen percent — or 13 players — of the 247Sports composite rankings for 2019 top 100 recruits are at Big 12 schools. It’s a change from years past as the collective league recruiting is void of a Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley, Andrew Wiggins and Trae Young type of … Read More

As new season begins, Texas needs guards Courtney Ramey, Matt Coleman to be stars

Courtney Ramey was legitimately upset when the preseason All-Big 12 honors were unveiled. Not a single Longhorn cracked the top five. Junior guard Matt Coleman III earned honorable mention status, which means he received some votes. But overall, a program that’s produced three straight first-round … Read More

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Men’s preview: Northern Colorado vs. Texas

Northern Colorado vs. Texas When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn Line: Texas by 16 1/2 About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: If sophomore Gerald … Read More

‘Inconsistent’: Texas’ basketball leaders get fans’ perceptions, are eager to start anew

Jase Febres is one of the most self-aware athletes at Texas. He’s introspective, honest to a fault and sometimes a brutal truth-teller. That’s why he doesn’t mince words when asked to evaluate the Longhorns men’s basketball program. “Inconsistent. Really inconsistent,” said Febres, a … Read More

Big 12 basketball season preview: Head coaching power poll

The reality is that the coaches are the true stars we remember in college sports, especially in basketball where they often find themselves the center of attention. Let’s take a look at 12 big things with Big 12 coaches. 12. Historically, after Bill Self, who’s been the best in the … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Tom Herman’s, Shaka Smart’s contracts right in line with their national counterparts

It’ll be a very merry Christmas around Tom Herman’s house this year, provided the Longhorns keep it between the guard rails from now until then. Herman is scheduled to receive a $1-million bonus if he’s still Texas’s coach on Dec. 25. If that’s not the case, … Read More

Big 12 basketball season preview: The American-Statesman’s 13 best players

The NCAA allows 13 scholarships to basketball teams. But what if the Big 12 conference could only handout 13 scholarships to 13 players in the league? Here are the preseason’s 13 best scholarship players in the Big 12. First, the preferred walk-ons, or three players we nearly included in the … Read More

Whatever Texas found winning the NIT, Shaka Smart hoping there’s more of it this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Not long after last season ended with a NIT championship, Texas coach Shaka Smart sent out a group text to all his players. It was not punctuated with an LOL. “Coach texted us all and asked, what was the recipe for the … Read More

Big 12 media day: Kansas coach Bill Self would like to talk just basketball, please

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas coach Bill Self wanted to talk basketball. Oh, how he wanted to talk basketball Wednesday. FBI investigations, Snoop Dogg, stripper poles and money guns have already been addressed, or so Self would like to think. “I’m probably more excited … Read More

Texas men’s notebook: Andrew Jones could play ‘significant minutes’ this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andrew Jones’ story is spectacular. Leukemia nearly killed him, and now he’s back drilling 3-pointers in his Texas uniform. Coach Shaka Smart said Wednesday that Jones’ last treatment came in late September, just before basketball practice officially started. The 6-4 guard was … Read More

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Big 12 coaches pick Texas to finish fourth during the 2019-20 men’s basketball season

Coming off last season’s NIT championship, Texas was picked to finished fourth this season by the Big 12 men’s basketball coaches, according to the preseason poll released Thursday. The Longhorns did not have anyone named to the preseason All-Big 12 team, although guard Matt Coleman did … Read More