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At the buzzer: Baylor 84, Texas 83 (OT)

WACO — For about 30 minutes Wednesday night, Texas looked darn near unstoppable against Baylor. And that’s playing without two senior starters and a lineup that fans will see next season. The Longhorns ran up a 19-point lead and were in total cruise control at the … Read More

Texas’ stretch run must lean heavily on the inside play of Jaxson Hayes, Dylan Osetkowski

Texas coach Shaka Smart called an easy play on the first possession of the game last weekend against Oklahoma. Throw it inside to Jaxson Hayes. The 6-11 forward caught the ball just off the block, buried his shoulder, tried to bully through his defender and got … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Baylor

Texas at Baylor When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 163-90. The Longhorns snapped a six-game losing skid in the series with an 84-72 win over … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart ‘thought it was best’ for suspended Roach to travel with Longhorns

The last four years, Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart has talked incessantly about “building a culture.” Presumably, that applies to all aspects of life inside Cooley Pavilion. For any team to have a winning culture, it requires discipline. Kerwin Roach II, a … Read More

Shaka Smart: Suspended Texas guard Kerwin Roach likely to return this season

NORMAN, Okla. — Suspended Texas senior Kerwin Roach II is likely to return this season, coach Shaka Smart said Saturday. But the Longhorns’ leading scorer has been suspended by the university, thus taking the penalty out of the coach’s hands and leaving the player’s future … Read More

Oklahoma 69, Texas 67: Longhorns nearly escape Norman, only to get blocked at the exit

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma officials crafted a wonderful environment Saturday for their fans to enjoy a Texas basketball beatdown. Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was honored during a timeout. OU coach Lincoln Riley was there shaking hands, laughing about that corner blitz and the Big 12 … Read More

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At the buzzer: Oklahoma 69, Texas 67

NORMAN, Okla. — Without suspended leading scorer Kerwin Roach II, Texas could have shrugged its shoulders against Oklahoma and just plodded through the Lloyd Noble Center. But the Longhorns climbed their way back from a 17-point deficit and nearly pulled off one of the biggest … Read More

Texas men begin critical Big 12 stretch run without leading scorer Kerwin Roach II

Sometimes, Texas coach Shaka Smart must wonder if he’s cursed. A half-court, buzzer-beater knocked his first Longhorns team out of the NCAA Tournament. The next year, he had to dismiss his leading scorer for being too volatile in the locker room. Last year, the … Read More

12 Big Things to know about Big 12 basketball: A big stretch for three contenders

Here are 12 big things I’ve noticed this week about one of college basketball’s best leagues. 12. Don’t blame ESPN When Texas Tech announced the tip-off time a few weeks ago for its home game against Kansas, a prime-time 7 p.m. Saturday affair, it instantly gave … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma

Texas at Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center (capacity 11,528) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 54-40. The Longhorns currently have a leg up in this series, having won five of … Read More

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With five regular-season games left, Texas G Kerwin Roach suspended indefinitely

Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II has been suspended indefinitely and his status for the rest of the season is now in doubt. Horns247 first reported on Roach’s suspension on Thursday afternoon, however the school would not confirm the news. School officials did … Read More

Texas G Kerwin Roach’s playing status unclear prior to facing Oklahoma

The playing status of Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II was up in the air Thursday night as school officials would not confirm a Horns247 report that he would be suspended. The website reported that Roach would be suspended for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma for an … Read More

Texas 69, Oklahoma State 57: If the Longhorns keep going inside, anything is possible

Dr. James Naismith didn’t have time to dissect basketball analytics — the mathematical tomfoolery that’s all the rage now. The game’s creator was too busy tacking peach baskets to posts. But the game has evolved to the point where coaches dissect everything, from zone defenses to … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 69, Oklahoma State 57

Oklahoma State’s Thomas Dziagwa has this funny little move where he mockingly fires an arrow into the sky after every made 3-pointer. Dziagwa’s quiver was practically empty after unloading on Texas. The junior hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, but it still wasn’t enough for the … Read More

Dreaming about the NCAAs is nice, but Texas first needs to knock off Oklahoma State

College basketball fans, let’s be honest. Bracketology in February is fun. ESPN currently has Texas pegged as a No. 8 seed for the NCAA Tournament, leading to a second-round matchup with No. 1-ranked Duke. Zion Williamson vs. the Longhorns? OK, now we’re talking. Bring on … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Texas vs. Oklahoma State When: Noon Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: CBS/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas has a 50-44 lead in the all-time series, but it’s gone back and forth in recent years. Oklahoma State won … Read More

12 Big Things to know about Big 12 basketball: Big Daddy Bruce and the Wildcats

Here are 12 big things I’ve noticed this week about one of college basketball’s best leagues. 12. Kansas State is moving close to making this race non-competitive Reality is Kansas State (9-2) is no where near clinching the Big 12 title. But it’s … Read More

Kansas State 71, Texas 64: Zone forces Longhorns to shoot their way to victory or defeat

The effectiveness of any one coach’s motivational tactics must be judged on a sliding scale. You don’t have to eat worms, punch a whiteboard or dog-cuss players about how this isn’t some bleeping game, “this is about our lives!” Being subtle works, too. Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 18 Kansas State 71, Texas 64

The Minister of Culture is now 1-1. Texas super fan Matthew McConaughey broke out the burnt-orange suit again for Tuesday’s game against 18th-ranked Kansas State but it lacked the same magic it had against Oklahoma. Blame the dry cleaners. The Wildcats practically shot … Read More

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Golden: Are the cards falling just fine for Shaka’s group?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Can Horns keep it up? Shaka Smart would have said his team would be better than four games over .500 through 24 games had you asked him before the season, but now that … Read More