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Texas G Kerwin Roach reinstated, will play against Kansas at Big 12 tournament

Texas coach Shaka Smart said Monday that suspended guard Kerwin Roach II will be reinstated this week and play in the Big 12 tournament. The sixth-seeded Longhorns (16-15, 8-10 Big 12) will face the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (23-8, 12-6) at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Sprint … Read More

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Texas big man Jaxson Hayes named Big 12’s freshman of the year

If Texas basketball history is any indication, Jaxson Hayes may have a long career ahead of him in the NBA. Hayes was named the Big 12’s freshman of the year on Sunday. He becomes the sixth Longhorn to win the honor, following the trail set by … Read More

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Golden: In a must-win defeat, stumbling Texas made no case for an NCAA Tourney bid

Want to make a case against Texas being included in the NCAA Tournament? Look no further than Saturday, March 9, 2019. TCU 69, Texas 56. Shaka Smart’s crew dropped to 16-15 overall and finished Big 12 play at 8-10 for the second consecutive season. The Big 12’s national reputation as … Read More

TCU 69, Texas 56: Humiliating loss brings questions about NCAA hopes, Shaka’s stability

Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU was as embarrassing as it gets for a Texas basketball team struggling to stay relevant. The under-manned Horned Frogs, a team down to only seven scholarship players, didn’t just power their way to a 69-56 victory at the Erwin Center. Read More

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At the buzzer: TCU 69, Texas 56

Desmond Bane just unloaded on senior day. On Texas, that is. The TCU junior came to Austin and went wild, hitting six 3-pointers and racking up a career-high 34 points as the Frogs ran the Longhorns out of their own building in a 69-56 win. Read More

Clean-cut Dylan Osetkowski on his final home game: ‘To be at a place like Texas, it’s surreal’

First, a simple request. Let’s all agree to remember Dylan Osetkowski as a clean-cut Californian with an almost Army-like flat top. That braided wolf man look from 2018 brought howls all right. Of laughter. “The people need to remember what I gave them last year,” Osetkowski … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-67. However, the Horned Frogs have won four of the last seven games. That includes a … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: The field did it; the streak is over

A few thoughts on one of college basketball’s best leagues: 12. ‘Trails end, baby, they all end’ When Texas fired baseball coach Augie Garrido in 2016, the legend said: “If I’m not back, it’s because I couldn’t control the decision that was made. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 129: Shaka Smart on winning, Spring football primer, Texas baseball

In Episode 129 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart discusses his program’s struggles to win consistently, Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU, and suspended guard Kerwin Roach II, who will not play. Also, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the surging Texas baseball team, … Read More

Texas Tech 70, Texas 51: ‘That was probably the best defense I’ve ever played against’

LUBBOCK — The Longhorns trickled out of the locker room Monday night, looked over a table of boxed sandwiches and quietly shuffled out the door. There wasn’t much to say after getting drubbed 70-51 by eighth-ranked Texas Tech. Not about the beatdown at United Supermarkets … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 8 Texas Tech 70, Texas 51

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech looked like a team angling for its first Big 12 championship. Texas looked like a team struggling to stay above .500. That’s about the only takeaway for both teams’ fan bases after the eighth-ranked Red Raiders cruised to a 70-51 victory on … Read More

Texas Tech, closing in on Big 12 title, must get through Texas on ‘Big Monday’

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard refused to dance around the question back in mid-January. Could the Red Raiders become Big 12 men’s basketball champions? Could Tech be the team that ends Kansas’ incredible run of 14 straight league titles? “Could we? Yes, we … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 11 Texas Tech

Texas at No. 11 Texas Tech When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: United Supermarkets Arena (capacity 15,000) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 86-59. The Longhorns have not won in Lubbock since a 70-61 decision … Read More

Texas 86, Iowa State 69: Longhorns shake off ‘residue’ of midweek loss, steamroll Cyclones

Blowing a 19-point lead can leave quite a psychological scar. Granted, what happened Wednesday seems like eons ago for today’s college basketball athletes. Heck, whatever happened at breakfast is old news by lunch. Asked about the Baylor loss, Texas freshman Courtney Ramey … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 86, Iowa State 69

Jase Febres once swore he’d never wear a ponytail again after his uncomfortable performance at Kansas earlier this season. But the Texas guard pulled his hair tight again Saturday and now may never go back. Febres hit a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career-high 26 points … Read More

Texas sitting squarely on NCAA bubble after multiple late-game, last-play meltdowns

If Texas somehow stumbles down the stretch and ends up not getting selected for the NCAA Tournament, late-game execution this season will be the primary reason why the Longhorns miss March Madness. This team has made some excruciating errors at the exact wrong moments. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Texas vs. Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 22-17. The Cyclones recently snapped a four-game losing skid to the Longhorns with a 65-60 win … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: We’re in the endgame now

With three games left there are four teams in striking distance of winning the league. Let’s break them down 12. Baylor (10-5): Difficulty level: Mission Impossible The Bears improved to 10-5 in the league with a come-from-behind overtime win over Texas in Waco on Wednesday. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 128: Should Kerwin Roach be playing for Texas? Bowie hoops coach Celester Collier

In Episode 128 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the controversy surrounding the suspension of Texas basketball’s leading scorer Kerwin Roach. They also visit with Bowie HS basketball coach Celester Collier whose Bulldogs are in this weekend’s Class 6A regional playoff field. Plus, … Read More

Baylor 84, Texas 83 (OT): Another strong effort early, another late-game collapse in Waco

WACO — The actual autopsy of Texas’ 84-83 overtime loss at Baylor is rather simple. Only a basketball connoisseur can truly enjoy what Scott Drew’s team accomplished on Wednesday night. The Bears grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and piled up 20 second-chance points after halftime. Given … Read More