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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka’s Longhorns played just well enough to lose another game

What’s the difference between a 38-point loss at West Virginia and a two-point home loss to LSU? For the floundering Texas Longhorns, it’s a two-word answer. Not much. At this point of the season, style points don’t matter, even for losses. Good teams find ways to win. LSU is a … Read More

LSU 69, Texas 67: Horns create havoc with a pressing style but get locked up again late

Call it a sign of the times. The halftime baby race generated more fan excitement than anything Texas did Saturday at the Erwin Center. The announced crowd of 11,287 was enraptured by two toddlers crawling across the floor. There was a similar roar when … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 12 — SEC/Big 12 challenge is upon us

12. Well that was hugely embarrassing Silvio De Sousa lifted up a stool and probably would have hit someone had Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard not saved the day. That’s the moment most people are going to remember most about Big 12 basketball this season. And … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart preaching ‘passion’ as Longhorns prepare for SEC-leading LSU

Nobody inside Cooley Pavilion wants to hear anything about West Virginia anymore. But Bob Huggins’ words after Monday’s blowout in Morgantown ring true after Texas went careening off those country roads for a 38-point loss. “You ever walk in there some days just not as well … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge) When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: LSU holds the all-time series lead 19-11. The two programs have not played each other since Texas upset … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 165: Brian Davis on the Shaka Watch; Texas legend Cat Osterman on her number retirement

In Episode 165 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis breaks down the Texas meltdown at West Virginia and if coach Shaka Smart is going to survive after this season. Also, Longhorn softball legend Cat Osterman discusses her No. 8 being retired and her next foray … Read More

No. 14 West Virginia 97, Texas 59: Humiliating loss a turning point for Shaka Smart, Horns

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — It was merely one game, one bad loss under a coach that’s had quite a few in his five seasons. Bad losses happen, even to the good teams. But Monday night’s meltdown in Morgantown was something different for Texas and coach Shaka … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Hey, Horns, Jericho Sims wants the ball (even if he isn’t saying it)

Jericho Sims wants the ball. He might not say it, but Texas’ junior post has developed a healthy hunger for scoring. After Saturday’s 66-57 loss to No. 6 Kansas, a game in which the Horns made only 1 of 9 3-pointers in the second half, Sims put yet another stamp … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 12 West Virginia

Texas at No. 12 West Virginia When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: WVU Coliseum (capacity 14,000) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 11-8. The two didn’t play on a regular basis until the Mountaineers joined … Read More

No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57: Jayhawks take control late in yet another win over Longhorns

The names change, but Kansas’ dominance over Texas sure doesn’t. The basketball school keeps dunking on the football school. The Jayhawks have the Big 12’s leading scorer. Devon Dotson missed the last game with a hip pointer, but he was cleared Saturday against UT. The … Read More

In ceremony ‘long overdue,’ Anderson officials retire Texas ex Kris Clack’s No. 15 jersey

Moms know everything, and in Kris Clack’s case, his mother couldn’t be fooled. Sometime in the early 1990s, Annette Clack said she remembers walking around a local football field and saw the youngest of her four children. “I looked up and he’s … Read More

Cut and move: Texas men want to keep offensive flow going against No. 6 Kansas

Basketball was intended as a beautiful team game. But it’s sure been ugly in the Big 12 this season. Every night’s a rock fight, each team throwing up one brick after another. As a whole, the league has the worst 2-point field-goal percentage (.458) out of … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas

Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 33-9. The Horns beat the Jayhawks in Austin last season 73-63 when Kerwin Roach … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 11 — Can Texas pull off home win over Kansas again?

12. Baylor ruling the college basketball world Gonzaga plays bad teams in games when no one is awake. Duke lost to Clemson. North Carolina is 8-8 and 1-4 in the ACC. Kentucky lost to South Carolina. Baylor is currently ruling college basketball.  There … Read More

Texas 76, Oklahoma State 64: Dunks, defense, desperation all ignite Longhorns in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — Five dollars doesn’t buy much these days, so spend wisely, Texas fans. It would’ve been worth skipping a morning latte to see Jase Febres throw down a monstrous one-handed dunk Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Asked to describe the sound, Courtney … Read More

Pistons firing: Texas looking to get more Big 12 traction in road trip to Oklahoma State

Texas coach Shaka Smart doesn’t look back. He believes it’s counter-productive. But every Longhorn should in this specific case going into Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma State. There’s often irony in Big 12 scheduling. Last year, Texas started 2-0 in league play and went to Stillwater, Okla., … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity 13,611) TV/radio: ESPN+/104.9 The Horn RELATED: Texas-Oklahoma State is first of two Longhorns’ games on subscription-based ESPN+ About the series: Texas leads … Read More

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Texas-Oklahoma State is first of two Longhorns’ games on subscription-based ESPN+

Texas fans wanting to watch Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Oklahoma State will need to dive headfirst into the technological future. The Longhorns and Cowboys’ game will be shown on ESPN’s digital subscription streaming platform, Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Tipoff is 7 … Read More

Texas 64, Kansas State 50: Bad weather, Longhorns’ defense ruins Wildcats’ trip to Austin

Eleven days into 2020, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber and his Wildcats already have the craziest travel story for the year. The team charter couldn’t leave Manhattan, Kan., on Friday due to icy conditions. They were then scheduled to leave at 8 a.m. Saturday, 11 … Read More

Someone will be 0-3: Texas, Kansas State meet in must-win Big 12 situation for both

Yelling or screaming may be a satisfactory emotional release. But it won’t change the past, or the final score, either. Texas players had plenty of frustrations about Wednesday’s home loss to Oklahoma, a 10-point decision that dropped the Longhorns to 0-2 in Big 12 play. Read More