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Longhorns crack AP, USA Today top 25 basketball polls

Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns may be one of the hottest teams in college basketball at the moment, having won seven of their last eight games. National pollsters are taking notice, too. The Longhorns made their first appearance in the Associated Press Top 25 poll this season by landing 24th … Read More

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Kevin Durant having a picture perfect day at Super Bowl 50

Former Longhorn great and NBA superstar Kevin Durant is spending Super Bowl 50 on the sidelines, but he’s not just standing around. The former NBA Most Valuable Player award winner is utilizing his photography skills: Durant scored 40 points Saturday night in a loss to Golden State, but that … Read More

No matter the rankings, Texas-Oklahoma still spotlight attraction

Just when Texas was primed and ready for a high-profile showdown with the No. 1 team in college basketball, Oklahoma tapped out inside the “Octagon of Doom.” Texas-OU still draws eyeballs, no matter the sport or situation. That makes Monday night’s matchup at Lloyd Noble Center a spotlight attraction. But … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 1 Oklahoma

Time: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Lloyd Noble Center (capacity 11,562) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn Series history: Oklahoma leads the all-times series, 52-35. The Sooners have won five of the last six in the series, including a 71-69 decision when the two teams last met on Feb. 17, 2015. The Longhorns have not won in Norman … Read More

Texas 69, Texas Tech 59: Javan Felix, Isaiah Taylor lead guard-oriented win

Here recently, Texas’ opening game plan has been simple and direct. The Longhorns want to force-feed center Prince Ibeh for an easy bucket or two inside. Saturday was a time to change things up. “The coach asked me right before the game if I wanted a 3,” guard Javan Felix … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 69, Texas Tech 59

Texas couldn’t find its groove early but took a nine-point second half lead and cruised to a 69-59 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. The Longhorns’ guards had to do almost all the heavy lifting. Javan Felix finished with a game-high 20 points, Isaiah Taylor added 13 and Kerwin Roach scored … Read More

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Watch: Avery Bradley stuns Cavs in Cleveland

Kevin Durant isn’t the only former Longhorn who can hit game-winning shots. Trailing 103-101 in Cleveland, Avery Bradley, who played at Texas in the 2009-2010 season, knocked off LeBron James and the Cavs on this buzzer-beater in Cleveland on Friday night. It’s the second time in … Read More

Halfway home, Texas seniors are eager for an exciting stretch run

The faint musical score dribbling out of the West Virginia Coliseum speaker system last month was meant as background noise. The public address announcer politely introduced Texas’ starting lineup, and that was it. Nothing really that noticeable. But that wasn’t elevator music playing in the background. It was unmistakable — … Read More

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5 Texas-Texas Tech games to remember

The Longhorns have reeled off three impressive wins in a row, including a Big 12 win over No. 15-ranked Baylor on Monday that had Fran Fraschilla very excited about Prince Ibeh. It’s been a month since our own Kirk Bohls was putting this year’s … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Texas Tech

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series, 82-55. UT guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 35 points when the two teams met in Lubbock on Jan. 2. But the Red Raiders hit 27 of 30 free throws and … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA: Through Feb. 3

They weren’t at the 40 Acres for long, but before they jumped to the NBA they hooped it up at Club Erwin on a regular basis. Every Thursday we’ll take a look at how these Longhorns in the NBA fared in the previous week. Kevin Durant, F, Oklahoma City Thunder: … Read More

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Signing Days from the past: Just what did Barry Switzer say to get Earl Campbell to come to OU?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction yesterday. A few were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s a sampling: On Earl Campbell possibly signing with Barry Switzer’s Sooners: “Earl Campbell was on hand in Waco to celebrate Akers’ induction at a luncheon and had everyone in … Read More

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Shaka Smart impressed with Texas’ toughness vs. Baylor

Texas coach Shaka Smart was impressed how his players stood tall at Baylor on Monday night and stood up to the bruising Rico Gathers. “I think they’re growing in their believe in themselves and each other,” Smart said. “Sometimes you’re as tough as you think you are. We’re just trying … Read More

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Golden: Why not a Big 12/SEC challenge in football?

In today’s Golden’s Nuggets, Cedric touches on some Bevo-related items including the Big 12/SEC challenge, Prince Ibeh’s improvement and hoops over the weekend. Here’s what he had to say on UT: On a Big 12/SEC challenge in football and one matchup he’d like to see: Texas vs. Texas … Read More

Texas 67, No. 15 Baylor 59: ‘We’re just gelling right now, man’

WACO — The team that knocked off No. 15 Baylor on Monday night isn’t same group that went to China in November. It sure isn’t the same crew that went to the Bahamas. It’s most certainly not the same unit that staggered into the new year. Here in February, Texas … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 67, No. 15 Baylor 59

WACO — The loud “Texas Fight” cheer emanating from the upper reaches of the Ferrel Center was unmistakable. Texas was the calm, cool customer Monday night en route to a 67-59 victory over No. 15 Baylor. The Bears were the agitators, trying to harass the Horns into various scrapes. But … Read More

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Kerwin Roach named Big 12 newcomer of the week

Texas freshman Kerwin Roach was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week on Monday after averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds in two wins. Roach had a game-high 22 points on 6 of 9 shooting against TCU. He also went 10 of 15 at the free throw … Read More

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Big 12 Conference call recap: Shaka Smart impressed by Baylor standout

Here are a few notes and takeaways from the weekly Big 12 men’s basketball teleconference via Statesman reporter Kevin Lyttle and what Texas coach Shaka Smart had to say: Smart on Baylor’s Taurean Prince: #Longhorns Shaka Smart on #big12 teleconference, playing Baylor … Read More

Texas hopes to win back some national love in February

National pundits spent January fawning all over Oklahoma, Kansas, West Virginia and Iowa State, and for good reason. All four teams have been in the upper half of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings most of the season. February is Texas’ chance to get some national love, too. The upcoming … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 17 Baylor

Time: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn Series history: In a basketball rivalry that dates back to 1906, Texas leads the all-time series 161-84. The Longhorns have captured four of the last six. UT won the last matchup in Austin, a 61-59 overtime victory marred by seven player … Read More