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Texas 72, Iowa State 68: Courtney Ramey’s big shots lift Horns back to even-keel in Big 12

Tyrese Haliburton figured he’s been playing against Courtney Ramey since the third grade. Their basketball lives have crisscrossed through the years and intersected again Saturday. Haliburton is now the Iowa State standout from Wisconsin some are projecting as a first-round NBA pick this summer. Ramey is … Read More

Eager Texas freshmen Donovan Williams, Kai Jones hope to press, impress Iowa State

If Donovan Williams made the decisions, Texas would go up-tempo for the rest of the season starting Saturday against Iowa State. “That’s fun to me. That’s how I grew up playing,” Williams said Friday. Freshmen always see things half-full. “That’s really … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Texas vs. Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-times series 23-17. The Longhorns have been on an impressive run in recent years, winning five … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: KU’s defense, Texas Tech’s big win and struggles in Stillwater

12. The disappointing season in Stillwater Trailing by 17 in the first half against No. 3 Kansas on Monday, Oklahoma State reeled off a 15-0 run and it looked like the Cowboys were going to push the Jayhawks at home. Gallagher-Iba was loud and it got even louder … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Vandegrift’s Greg Brown III eyes a one-and-done college stay, but where?

LEANDER — Cliff Ellis got his first glimpse of Greg Brown III on the court when Brown was a tall, spindly 13-year-old. He looked a little out of place, playing point guard of all positions for his Four Points Middle School team. The personable Vandegrift head basketball coach, in his … Read More

Texas 62, TCU 61: Longhorns ‘shut the crowd up, felt good’ in snapping three-game skid

FORT WORTH — For once, you could see it written all over the opposing players’ faces. What!? We lost to Texas? TCU senior Desmond Bane said he wasn’t sure “if it was us not taking them serious enough.” But here in what his … Read More

For Jaxson Hayes, lack of fear paying off in NBA rookie season with Pelicans

CLEVELAND — Brandon Ingram is all too familiar with the NBA growing pains associated with New Orleans Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes. Talk on how can Hayes’ pencil-thin body (6-11, 220 pounds) holds up to the pounding in the paint against rugged veterans in the league remains in question. Ingram, a … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at TCU

Texas at TCU When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800) TV/radio: ESPN+/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 109-68. The Frogs have been a thorn in the Longhorns’ side the last four seasons. Texas … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka’s Longhorns played just well enough to lose another game

What’s the difference between a 38-point loss at West Virginia and a two-point home loss to LSU? For the floundering Texas Longhorns, it’s a two-word answer. Not much. At this point of the season, style points don’t matter, even for losses. Good teams find ways to win. LSU is a … Read More

LSU 69, Texas 67: Horns create havoc with a pressing style but get locked up again late

Call it a sign of the times. The halftime baby race generated more fan excitement than anything Texas did Saturday at the Erwin Center. The announced crowd of 11,287 was enraptured by two toddlers crawling across the floor. There was a similar roar when … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 12 — SEC/Big 12 challenge is upon us

12. Well that was hugely embarrassing Silvio De Sousa lifted up a stool and probably would have hit someone had Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard not saved the day. That’s the moment most people are going to remember most about Big 12 basketball this season. And … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart preaching ‘passion’ as Longhorns prepare for SEC-leading LSU

Nobody inside Cooley Pavilion wants to hear anything about West Virginia anymore. But Bob Huggins’ words after Monday’s blowout in Morgantown ring true after Texas went careening off those country roads for a 38-point loss. “You ever walk in there some days just not as well … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge) When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: LSU holds the all-time series lead 19-11. The two programs have not played each other since Texas upset … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 165: Brian Davis on the Shaka Watch; Texas legend Cat Osterman on her number retirement

In Episode 165 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis breaks down the Texas meltdown at West Virginia and if coach Shaka Smart is going to survive after this season. Also, Longhorn softball legend Cat Osterman discusses her No. 8 being retired and her next foray … Read More

No. 14 West Virginia 97, Texas 59: Humiliating loss a turning point for Shaka Smart, Horns

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — It was merely one game, one bad loss under a coach that’s had quite a few in his five seasons. Bad losses happen, even to the good teams. But Monday night’s meltdown in Morgantown was something different for Texas and coach Shaka … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Hey, Horns, Jericho Sims wants the ball (even if he isn’t saying it)

Jericho Sims wants the ball. He might not say it, but Texas’ junior post has developed a healthy hunger for scoring. After Saturday’s 66-57 loss to No. 6 Kansas, a game in which the Horns made only 1 of 9 3-pointers in the second half, Sims put yet another stamp … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 12 West Virginia

Texas at No. 12 West Virginia When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: WVU Coliseum (capacity 14,000) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 11-8. The two didn’t play on a regular basis until the Mountaineers joined … Read More

No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57: Jayhawks take control late in yet another win over Longhorns

The names change, but Kansas’ dominance over Texas sure doesn’t. The basketball school keeps dunking on the football school. The Jayhawks have the Big 12’s leading scorer. Devon Dotson missed the last game with a hip pointer, but he was cleared Saturday against UT. The … Read More

In ceremony ‘long overdue,’ Anderson officials retire Texas ex Kris Clack’s No. 15 jersey

Moms know everything, and in Kris Clack’s case, his mother couldn’t be fooled. Sometime in the early 1990s, Annette Clack said she remembers walking around a local football field and saw the youngest of her four children. “I looked up and he’s … Read More

Cut and move: Texas men want to keep offensive flow going against No. 6 Kansas

Basketball was intended as a beautiful team game. But it’s sure been ugly in the Big 12 this season. Every night’s a rock fight, each team throwing up one brick after another. As a whole, the league has the worst 2-point field-goal percentage (.458) out of … Read More