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Kerwin Roach’s 32 points paces Texas’ upset of No. 7 North Carolina

Kerwin Roach II blended aggression and good decision making, just how coach Shaka Smart drew it up. Roach scored a career-best 32 points and helped Texas hold off a late charge to beat No. 7 North Carolina 92-89 on Thursday and advance to the final of the Las Vegas Invitational. Read More

On Thanksgiving, the Texas men face ‘a terrific early-season litmus test’ vs. No. 7 North Carolina

This Thanksgiving, Texas guard Matt Coleman III is thankful the Longhorns are hitting the holiday road. A trip to Las Vegas always sounds good this, or any, time of year. Maybe a date with No. 7 North Carolina (5-0) is just what this team needs to … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina

Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (capacity 7,500) TV/Radio: FS1/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 7-3. The last meeting was a barnburner at the Erwin Center. Read More

Texas 97, The Citadel 69: ‘Snoop’ crosses 1,000-point milestone by sticking to his process

Every game, even those in mid-November, has teachable moments. Whether anyone chooses to learn from them is solely based on the individual. Take Kerwin Roach II as an example. The Texas senior had a frustrating start Friday against the Citadel and was 0-for-5 from 3-point range … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 97, The Citadel 69

In all four games this season, Texas has looked good at times and dreadful at others. You simply don’t know whether these Longhorns will be hot, cold, somewhere between the two or stuck permanently on one side or the other. The throttle was stuck on the … Read More

Shaka Smart: ‘What we’re looking for is a significant step’ vs. The Citadel

The Texas men’s basketball program has a long history of saluting the troops and then schooling them. UT notched a 39-33 win over the 22nd Infantry on Jan. 26, 1912. The 23rd Infantry didn’t have much luck a full decade later, losing 41-16 on Jan. 6, … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. The Citadel

Texas-The Citadel When: 7 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: When things go haywire this season, coach Shaka Smart will … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes is flying high, but what of Jericho Sims’ slow start?

Three games into the season, the Texas men are getting nice production from high-flying freshman forward Jaxson Hayes. Hayes says he has toughened up his game by going up against forwards Jericho Sims, Dylan Osetkowski and Royce Hamm during the offseason. Sims was his toughest matchup. “Jericho really dominated me … Read More

Texas adds three men’s basketball signees that Shaka Smart believe could stick around a while

High-profile college basketball coaches face a real conundrum on the recruiting trail. Would you rather recruit potential stars who are going to jump into the NBA draft after one season? Or would you rather assemble a roster of talented athletic players that meld into a … Read More

Texas 65, Louisiana-Monroe 55: The Horns? ‘They’re a little bit of a hard team to figure out’

One week into the season, it’s too early to peg anybody for anything. West Virginia lost to Buffalo. TCU struggled against Oral Roberts. Kansas has looked like, well, Kansas. So it’s not too surprising that Texas is thrashing about in fits and starts. The … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 65, Louisiana-Monroe 55

What’s that old saw? Don’t tell me about the pain, just show me the baby? That’s how it goes these days with Shaka Smart’s Longhorns. Texas struggled for long stretches on Monday against Louisiana-Monroe but the end result was a 65-55 victory at … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe When: 7 p.m. Monday 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 last meeting came on Nov. 14, 2016, when the Longhorns cruised to a … Read More

Texas 73, Arkansas 71 (OT): Longhorns escape Fort Bliss thanks to Kerwin Roach’s stellar return

FORT BLISS — Sitting out in the parking lot, there sits an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, a 130,000-pound beast that cranks up to 42 miles per hour. It takes four crew members and the cannon looks damn effective. Fort Bliss is known for its tanks. Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 73, Arkansas 71 (OT)

FORT BLISS — Offensively, it was offensive. Texas went almost 10 minutes in the second half between baskets. Against most teams, that’ll get you run out of the building on any night of the week. Arkansas is in rebuilding mode, though. This is probably the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka Smart is banking on Matt Coleman’s maturation as Texas’ floor general

Defense wins championships, but the eyes of Texas will be on Shaka Smart’s offense this season. Attention, Matt Coleman. This means you. Smart said his team played 15 minutes of good basketball in Tuesday’s season-opening 71-59 win over Eastern Illinois and that sounds about right since his newcomers showed some … Read More

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Home-grown Longhorn: Westlake 7-footer Will Baker commits to Texas over UCLA

Growing up in Austin, immersed in a city surrounded by all things burnt orange, Will Baker still had to weigh everything about his college decision equally. Texas had some good qualities, but so did UCLA. The 7-footer from Westlake, rated the nation’s seventh-best center in the … Read More

Ten-hut!: Texas-Arkansas renew their rivalry at Fort Bliss in Armed Forces Classic

If Texas coach Shaka Smart can take the men’s basketball team to China, he’ll take the Longhorns anywhere. El Paso is just a tad closer than Shanghai, a place that made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience against Washington four years ago. Fort Bliss may be located … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Arkansas, Armed Forces Classic

Texas-Arkansas, Armed Forces Classic When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Soto Gym (capacity 1,200), Fort Bliss, El Paso TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Arkansas leads the all-time series 87-67. The longtime Southwest Conference rivals last played at the Toyota Center … Read More

Texas 71, Eastern Illinois 59: New Longhorns, Andrew Jones overcome opening-night jitters

Butterflies can throw just about anyone off their game on opening night. The Longhorns had five newcomers make their burnt-orange debuts on Tuesday at the Erwin Center. That had to be the main reason why Texas sputtered early against Eastern Illinois before ultimately cruising to … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 71, Eastern Illinois 59

Eastern Illinois provided just enough resistance to make things interesting in the first half of Texas’ season opener on Tuesday. But Matt Coleman III helped spark a late first-half run to give UT some space. All of coach Shaka Smart’s freshmen had chances to flash. Andrew … Read More