Taking nothing for granted, Longhorns can’t look past Cyclones at Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The conversations in the Iowa State locker room on Tuesday were eerily similar to those reverberating around the Texas locker room one year ago. The 10th-seeded Cyclones feel as competitive as anyone. Despite finishing last, practice has been upbeat. Even during … Read More

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Big 12 tournament preview: No. 7 seed Texas vs. No. 10 seed Iowa State

Big 12 tournament first round Texas vs. Iowa State When: Approx. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Sprint Center (capacity 18,972) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 21-16. The Longhorns have won three straight … Read More

Quiet Texas freshman Jericho Sims speaking loud enough with his play

Please don’t get the wrong impression of Jericho Sims and his quiet demeanor. He means no disrespect. Sometimes in a say-anything world, silence is golden. The 6-9 Texas freshman was hard to pin down in recruiting, prompting some confusion. Does he like Texas? Does he like … Read More

The Starting 5: Texas is in and is the Big 12 Tournament important?

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. 5. Texas beats West Virginia, probably locks up a tournament spot Texas lost to Kansas to start the week. The Longhorns played the league champs tough, but … Read More

Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79: ‘This time we refused to get knocked out’

On the morning of the biggest game of his collegiate career, Kerwin Roach II had one sole mission. “Woke up this morning at 7. We had to be here at 7:45,” Roach said. “So I wasn’t really thinking about too much, except for eating.” … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79

In a game that was an absolute must-win, Texas delivered against No. 20 West Virginia. In a nail-biting overtime period, the Longhorns went on an 11-0 run to break open a tight game and claim a 87-79 victory at the Erwin Center. Matt Coleman … Read More

In or out? Texas’ faint NCAA Tournament hopes ride on beating No. 20 West Virginia

There’s no need to sugarcoat it. If Texas beats No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday, the Longhorns are likely in the NCAA Tournament. If they don’t, hello, NIT. Typically, it’s hard to paint any regular-season finale in such polar opposite positions. But that’s how it appears … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia

Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: West Virginia holds a 9-7 lead in the all-time series, and the Mountaineers have won four straight. The … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Kansas reign continues as the postseason nears

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. 12. Sorry, Big 12. No one knocked off the Jayhawks All year long I’ve had our “Kansas de-throner power rankings.” Texas Tech was at the top more than any other team, but once the Red Raiders … Read More

Texas History: Notable ‘senior day’ performances from Longhorn greats

On Tuesday the Texas women’s basketball team celebrated senior night and honored several players and two who have undoubtedly become some of the best in program history. Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins are All-American caliber players and will likely be all-conference performers this season. A third senior, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, has … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 88: Previewing Texas’ must-win vs. WVA, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram on the Cowboys

In Episode 88 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls give their answers to the issues facing the NCAA amid the recent Yahoo report of players accepting illegal payments. They also preview Texas’ basketball’s must-win regular-season finale against West Virginia. Also, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys writer … Read More

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WATCH: Jarrett Allen posterizes Lauri Markannen with monster dunk

Chicago Bulls standout rookie Lauri Markannen has had a strong rookie seasons despite his selection at No. 7 in the 2017 NBA Draft being panned by some as too early. He is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Bulls. But Jarrett Allen didn’t care about that, … Read More

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Golden: Let college athletes sign with agents, accept endorsements

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On paying college athletes: Shaka Smart and others like him know the current model isn’t working when it comes to college athletics. Athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarships. “The stuff … Read More

No. 6 Kansas 80, Texas 70: Longhorns looking at possible NCAA-or-bust finale vs. West Virginia

LAWRENCE, Kan. — When the horn sounded late Monday, arena personnel started hauling out multiple tables, lining them smack dab in the middle of Allen Fieldhouse. As it turns out, 14 Big 12 championship trophies take up a lot of space. Texas coach Shaka Smart got … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 6 Kansas 80, Texas 70

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Had things gone differently inside Allen Fieldhouse, this would have been the night Texas immortalized the Magnificent 10. The Longhorns had only 10 players dressed in a late-season Big 12 matchup against the Big 12 champion Jayhawks. One of those missing was … Read More

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Texas guard Andrew Jones released from hospital, will remain in Houston for outpatient treatment

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The best news of February arrived Monday afternoon. Texas guard Andrew Jones has been released from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and he will begin leukemia treatments on an outpatient basis. In a statement released by UT, Jones said being released from the … Read More

Facing Big 12 champion Jayhawks, Longhorns should ‘go out there and let our hair down’

Kansas coach Bill Self should’ve reveled in last Saturday’s win over Texas Tech. The 74-72 victory helped the Jayhawks clinch a share of their 14th-consecutive Big 12 title, simply a mind-boggling sum. Again, merely a share. When it comes to championships, eighth-ranked Kansas typically doesn’t like to … Read More

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Preview: Texas at No. 8 Kansas

Texas at No. 8 Kansas When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 30-8. The Longhorns have won only twice in this decade. In this season’s Big … Read More

Texas 65, Oklahoma State 64: Kerwin Roach’s last-second layup keeps NCAA hopes alive

Icy conditions kept the Longhorns’ team plane grounded in Manhattan, Kan., late Wednesday. The team shuffled off to the Four Points Sheraton for another night after the disastrous 10-point loss to Kansas State. The pizza arrived about 1:30 a.m. Dylan Osetkowski had only one thought. Read More

Shaka Smart: Texas guard Eric Davis advised to seek legal counsel over Yahoo report

Texas coach Shaka Smart said Eric Davis Jr. has been advised to seek legal counsel before speaking with UT compliance officials about the allegations described in Friday’s Yahoo Sports report. The Yahoo report published Friday claimed that Davis received $1,500 from Christian Dawkins, an associate for … Read More