Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT): After third straight loss, Longhorns keep their frustrations within

Normally after all home games, Texas players come to the post-game interview room after meeting with coach Shaka Smart. Not Monday, though. Not after a 74-73 double-overtime loss to Baylor. “Our guys are upstairs hashing some things out,” Smart said. “It’s going to … Read More

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At the buzzer: Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT)

A season with promise and potential is spiraling out of control. The Longhorns are now in free-fall after Monday’s 74-73 double-overtime loss at the Erwin Center. Baylor was the culprit this time, getting 26 points from Terry Maston — including 12 in the two extra … Read More

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MOCK DRAFT: Mo Bamba to Phoenix Suns at No. 3

Sports Illustrated updated its NBA Mock Draft projections on Monday and while the Longhorns enter the week in dire need of wins, that hasn’t taken any excitement away from freshman sensation Mo Bamba. According to the magazine and writer Jeremy Woo, Bamba is a future Phoenix Sun, … Read More

Starting 5: The Longhorns’ NCAA Tournament hopes take a dip after a terrible week

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. A bad week needs to be followed by a good week, or a bid to the NCAA Tournament is in jeopardy. 5. The no good, stinking, terrible … Read More

Sliding downhill: Once a solid NCAA Tournament hopeful, Texas now headed backward

Mo Bamba’s time at Texas is finite. The talented freshman and sure-fire NBA first-round draft pick wants to experience everything college basketball offers. That includes a trip to the NCAA Tournament. After last week’s bad loss to Kansas State, Bamba knew his group needed to pick … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Baylor

Texas vs. 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 162-89. The Bears have won five straight and seven of the last night games. Baylor’s most … Read More

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TCU cruises past Texas 87-71 in matchup of NCAA hopefuls

FORT WORTH — Vladimir Brodziansky scored 25 points, Kouat Noi had his second straight career high with 18 and TCU won an important matchup between teams battling for the NCAA Tournament, beating Texas 87-71 on Saturday. The Horned Frogs (17-8, 5-7 Big 12) shot 60 percent with one turnover before halftime … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ response to success, failure starts and ends with Shaka Smart

Texas has a toughness problem. And it has little to do with the physical. Shaka Smart’s biggest issue? His team doesn’t bring it every night. That starts with him. He has to figure out why. And in a hurry, please.  March is approaching. The Texas men (15-9, 5-6 Big 12) … Read More

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Preview: Texas at TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-65. The last matchup on Jan. 10 may forever be seared into UT fans’ memories. Earlier … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Is this the week someone breaks away from the field?

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  12. Trae Young’s hectic week The National Player of the Year favorite can’t catch a break, it seems. People say he’s selfish because of the bad shots he takes, … Read More

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LOOK: Texas G Andrew Jones puts up shots while battling leukemia

Andrew Jones provided some images Wednesday that made every college basketball fan say “boom.” The Texas sophomore guard, who is battling leukemia at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, posted a video of himself shooting hoops for the first time since his diagnosis. He hasn’t lost his touch. Read More

Kansas State 67, Texas 64: Flat, uninspired play leads to home loss; ‘It’s disappointing to say the least’

There was an odd moment after the final horn Wednesday at the Erwin Center. For maybe 10-15 seconds, thousands were silent. There was no noise coming from the loudspeakers. The public address announcer said nothing, not even the final score. The only ambient noise was … Read More

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At the buzzer: Kansas State 67, Texas 64

NCAA Tournament teams don’t lose games like this. Not in February. Not when every game starts to take on increased importance. Coming off a thrilling upset win over Oklahoma, Texas turned in a clunker on Wednesday against Kansas State. At home, no less. Read More

In search for motivational messages, Texas’ Shaka Smart is learning from Alabama’s Nick Saban

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart gets inspiration from another coach, but it’s not anyone affiliated with college basketball. He’s a devout student of all things Nick Saban. Smart watches Saban’s press conferences and consumes anything that details the Alabama football coach’s thought process. When thinking about … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Kansas State

Texas vs. Kansas State When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 19-15. Under coach Shaka Smart, the Longhorns won four straight and then got … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ forward-thinking Matt Coleman burns OU

Matt Coleman, you’re forgiven. His all-star performance Saturday night that included a career-high 22 points and some solid defense on Oklahoma superstar Trae Young that contributed to the Sooner’s woeful seven-of-22 shooting night totally atoned for his dismal game against Texas Tech just three days earlier. Like, what missed free … Read More

Texas 79, No. 12 Oklahoma 74: Longhorns, Andrew Jones enjoy a full day of fun at Sooners’ expense

Any Texas fan who needed a burnt-orange adrenaline shot should’ve spent the day at the Erwin Center. Such is the motivational, healing elixir of Texas-Oklahoma. About 3,000 fans turned out early Saturday morning for ESPN’s “College GameDay” broadcast. “First of all, the turnout at ‘GameDay’ was … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 79, No. 12 Oklahoma 74

From his hospital bed in Houston, Andrew Jones unleashed a simple tweet Saturday afternoon with a universal message. “#BeatOU.” The Longhorns did exactly that. They made their free throws. They played suffocating second-half defense. And just when the Erwin Center was ready to blow, … Read More

ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ energizes Longhorns fans: ‘This fan base is incredible’

Scattered raindrops couldn’t dampen the excitement outside the Erwin Center on Saturday. Hundreds of Texas students were eager to get inside for ESPN’s “College GameDay.” Six even slept outside overnight. Football representatives Charles Omenihu and Michael Huff walked around passing out Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and … Read More

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Family: Andrew Jones moved to MD Anderson and ‘receiving the best care possible’

The outpouring of well-wishes continue to pour in for Texas guard Andrew Jones, who was diagnosed with leukemia in January. The family released a statement on Saturday that gave an update on his condition. “Andrew was moved to Houston on Jan. 19 and … Read More