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Without Jericho Sims, Texas men must dig into their reserves at Iowa State and beyond

DES MOINES, Iowa — The weather hovered in the 20s on Friday when Texas landed here in the heartland. With 18 mph winds, it felt like 4 degrees. Factor in Jericho Sims’ back injury, and it sure feels downright arctic. The Longhorns had no … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Iowa State

Texas at Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Hilton Coliseum (capacity 14,356) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 24-17 and won six of the last seven matchups. Four Horns finished in double figures … Read More

Texas’ Jericho Sims out with back injury as fears mount it could be season-ending

Texas’ road to the postseason got incredibly more difficult Thursday when coach Shaka Smart announced that star forward Jericho Sims has a back injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Smart did not get into specifics, however those inside the program are concerned this could be a … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 168: Texas welcomes 7 new coaches; A.J. Abrams on Texas’ basketball shooting woes

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, we hear from new Texas coordinators Mike Yurcich and Chris Ash on their challenges in 2020. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also discuss the newest position changes with spring football coming up. Plus, Texas hoops legend A.J. Abrams offers a possible remedy … Read More

No. 1 Baylor 52, Texas 45: Perception is key, but ‘absolutely, I think we have what it takes’

At a place like Texas, perception is always reality. Where and how you either win or lose always matters. It’s OK to drop a road loss during the Christmas break at Providence. Losing by 38 looked bad in mid-January, but at least it was on the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Jericho Sims has to get out of his own head with No. 1 Baylor in town

Jericho Sims has gone up against Kansas giant Udoka Azubuike and some other really good posts, but his biggest opponent is the guy staring back at him when he brushes his teeth each morning. The Texas junior sometimes can’t get out of his own head, and while this season has … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 1 Baylor

Texas vs. No. 1 Baylor When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 163-92. Baylor captured the first matchup in first half of … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: LaSalle Thompson

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about basketball player LaSalle Thompson. A 6-10 center from Cincinnati, Thompson wore the No. 42 for Texas from 1980-82. Thompson ranks … Read More

Texas Tech 62, Texas 57: Same song, umpteenth verse as Texas starts strong, fades late

There’s a glum repetitiveness to Texas’ season. Play hard, inspiring basketball in the first half. Play tentative, disappointing basketball in the second. That’s what happened last Monday in a loss against No. 3 Kansas. And it happened yet again Saturday at home to … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas smarting from another loss, this one to the coveted Beard

LUBBOCK — Yeah, I know. The game was in Austin, but it sure didn’t feel like it. Or sound like it, considering Texas Tech fans probably made up about a third or at least a quarter of the best crowd of the year at the rowdy Erwin Center on Saturday. Read More

Everywhere you look, pressure is building around Texas men’s basketball

Pressure is building everywhere you look around the Texas men’s basketball program. The gauges, all approaching red-line status, cannot be ignored anymore. Pressure is building on the players who know this season teeters on the brink. “You’re not pissed off where you’re feeling down … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Texas Tech

Texas vs. Texas Tech When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds the all-time series lead 86-60. However, the Red Raiders have been making some headway the last few seasons, … Read More

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Jimmy Blacklock to be honored by Harlem Globetrotters in Austin

The Harlem Globetrotters will honor former Longhorn point guard and current Globetrotters coach Jimmy Blacklock as a Globetrotters Legend, the team announced Wednesday. The Globetrotters will recognize Blacklock on Feb. 28 during a stop in Austin for the Pushing the Limits World Tour. Blacklock is a member of the Longhorns‘ … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Waterloo ahead for Shaka Smart and the Texas staff

We’re halfway home to the end of league play. Let’s breakdown how teams can win the league. 12. The longshots Here are the teams with more than four losses in league play: Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State. You can go ahead and eliminate Oklahoma State from … Read More

As construction dust flies, Texas keeps football season ticket prices frozen 5th straight season

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is cognizant of Texas’ financial largess. It bothers him when fans say the Longhorns care solely about the bottom line. And as the most profitable athletic department in America, fans and foes say that a lot. To Del … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: T.J. Ford

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about basketball player T.J. Ford. Recruited out of Houston, Ford made an immediate impact at Texas when he became the first … Read More

No. 3 Kansas 69, Texas 58: Locals revel in the Kingdom, but Horns ‘extremely disappointed’

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The locals wore red instead of the customary blue Monday night to Allen Fieldhouse to honor their Kansas City Chiefs. Frankly, Kansas fans sounded a little worn out from Super Bowl Sunday. They came wearing red baseball caps, toboggans, oversized jackets, golf shirts, … Read More

Thirty years ago: Texas-Arkansas, Strollin’ Nolan and the technical foul that was never called

Thirty years ago, the Texas and Arkansas men’s basketball teams were in the middle of successful seasons in the Southwest Conference and on a collision course for the Elite Eight when one of their more memorable moments occurred in Austin on Feb. 4, 1990 — when Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson … Read More

Big-man battle: Texas’ Jericho Sims gets prime-time opportunity Monday at No. 3 Kansas

Some NBA scouts who regularly pass through the Southwest region have been slipping into Texas games in recent weeks. Maybe it’s just due diligence, much like college coaches checking on their local high schools. Nobody wants to be accused of overlooking star talent. But … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 3 Kansas

Texas at No. 3 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 34-9. The Jayhawks won the first matchup this season in Austin 66-57 despite hitting … Read More