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12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Federal investigations, late recruiting and spring updates

An in-depth look at what the Big 12 basketball landscape looks like roughly a month after the end of the season. The biggest news in Big 12 hoops 12. Kansas problems A few weeks after the Final Four, Kansas was named in a FBI college basketball investigation indictment and labeled … Read More

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Texas basketball lands top 50 recruit in St. Louis point guard Courtney Ramey

The eyes of Texas will be on Courtney Ramey next season as the Longhorns outlasted Louisville, Missouri and Oklahoma State for the top uncommitted point guard in the Class of 2018. The St. Louis prospect is the No. 40 player in the 2018 class according to 247 Sports Composite rankings … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 18 Jarrett Allen, basketball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 18. Jarrett Allen, basketball Hailing from Round Rock via St. Stephen’s Episcopal in Austin, Jarrett Allen’s recruitment was one of the biggest storylines of Texas coach Shaka Smart’s … Read More

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Shaka Smart provides update on Andrew Jones: ‘His goal is to play next year’

The “2018 This is Texas Tour” swung through Midland on Tuesday, and it brought many of the top names in the Texas athletics program with it. During the festivities, Longhorns men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart provided a brief update on Andrew Jones, who has been battling leukemia since December. Read More

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Former Longhorn James Banks to play basketball at Georgia Tech

Ex-Longhorn James Banks has found his next home. Banks tweeted on Tuesday night that he will join the basketball team at Georgia Tech. Banks announced last month that he was transferring from Texas after two seasons with the Longhorns. The Georgia native will join a Georgia Tech … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No 21 Avery Bradley, basketball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.   No. 21 Avery Bradley, basketball Arriving from the state of Washington via Findley College Prep in Henderson, Nev. in 2009 was one of Rick Barnes’ highest-rated recruits of all-time, … Read More

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Former Texas G Jacob Young headed to Rutgers

Former Texas guard Jacob Young announced Saturday that he’s transferring to Rutgers. “Rutgers Nation. New beginnings,” Young posted on Twitter. Former Texas center James Banks III, who also announced his transfer also posted his support on the social media platform. “Big time pick up … Read More

Texas assistant Mike Morrell headed home, will become head coach at UNC-Asheville

Mike Morrell’s not getting any younger. At 35, he’s logged 13 seasons as an assistant basketball coach. No sense in reaching for any head coaching job. To leave Texas, it had to be the right one. The opportunity for a Tennessee native to become a head … Read More

Texas basketball still in running for 2018 guard recruit Courtney Ramey

Courtney Ramey, one of the few high-profile recruits still available in the Class of 2018, released his “top 10” list on Thursday, less then a week from the start of the spring signing period on April 11.  Texas, where he visited during the 2017-18 season, made the cut. Read More

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Source: Texas-ex Chris Ogden will be named new head men’s coach at UT-Arlington

Chris Ogden, a Texas-ex who helped the Longhorns reach the 2003 Final Four before starting his coaching career, will be named the new head men’s basketball coach at UT-Arlington, a source told the American-Statesman. An announcement is expected likely Friday. Ogden could not be reached for … Read More

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Longhorns headed to Las Vegas Invitational with Michigan State, North Carolina, UCLA

The Texas men’s team will be spending Thanksgiving this year in Las Vegas. Texas, North Carolina, Michigan State and UCLA will participate in the Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 22-23, according to a report from ESPN. The games will be held at Orleans Arena. Read More

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Will Baker, 5-star basketball recruit from Westlake, talks about Texas at Final Four

Last weekend in San Antonio, Will Baker got to show even more people what those who follow basketball in Central Texas already know. The Westlake junior is really good at basketball. Baker, a 6-foot-10 big man, represented USA Basketball at the NCAA Next Generation event, which included … Read More

Big 12 basketball: Making sense of the ‘way too early’ college basketball rankings

The NCAA college basketball championship was played Monday, so Tuesday gave us one of the new annual traditions of college sports writing: the “way-too-early” top 25 lists for next season. When it comes to college basketball, I find these projections almost laughable — more so than football — since many … Read More

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What are the odds that in 364 days Texas basketball will be celebrating a championship?

Villanova rained down 3-pointers all weekend in San Antonio and ran away with the 2018 NCAA National Championship. Villanova was one of the favorites to win the tournament all year with National Player of the Year Jalen Brunson leading the way. So what about the 2019 tournament? According to Bovada, … Read More

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NBA Mock draft: Mo Bamba projected as top 5, Kerwin Roach missing from most mocks

Sports Illustrated recently updated their post March Madness NBA Mock Draft and the consensus hasn’t changed: Mo Bamba will be taken in the top five of the draft. According to the magazine, Bamba will be the No. 4 pick of the Orlando Magic, taken behind Arizona center … Read More

College administrators weigh college amateurism issues at UT symposium

In the wake of scandals that have raised concerns about the viability of amateurism in NCAA athletics, some of the top athletic administrators in the country are clinging tight. The FBI investigation into college basketball was at the center of discussion Thursday during the Intercollegiate Athletics Media Symposium hosted by … Read More

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Yahoo Sports reports Texas Secretary of State investigating agent employee for role in Eric Davis pursuit

The Texas Secretary of State is investigating Christian Dawkins for his alleged pursuit of former Texas guard Eric Davis according to a report from Yahoo Sports, the same outlet whose reporting has been at the forefront of the college basketball scandal engulfing the sport since October. According … Read More

Eric Davis, James Banks both leaving Texas men’s basketball program

The Texas men’s basketball team lost two more players on Wednesday when it was announced that Eric Davis Jr. is going pro and James Banks III is transferring. Davis, a 6-3 junior guard, played in 26 games this season and averaged 8.8 points. However, his name … Read More

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James Banks announces he will transfer from Texas

Sophomore center James Banks announced Wednesday that he will transfer away from the Texas basketball program. The 6-foot-10 native of Decatur, Georgia, played a total of 95 minutes during his second season with the Longhorns playing behind the likes of Mo Bamba and Jericho Sims. Banks averaged 1.6 points and … Read More

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Texas G Eric Davis Jr. announces he is turning pro

Eric Davis Jr. is leaving the past, and Texas basketball, behind him. The Longhorns guard announced Wednesday that he is turning pro. “While I looked forward to putting the unfortunate events at the end of last season behind me and continuing to pursue my goal of helping the Longhorns win … Read More