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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas

Texas vs. No. 6 Kansas When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 33-9. The Horns beat the Jayhawks in Austin last season 73-63 when Kerwin Roach … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 11 — Can Texas pull off home win over Kansas again?

12. Baylor ruling the college basketball world Gonzaga plays bad teams in games when no one is awake. Duke lost to Clemson. North Carolina is 8-8 and 1-4 in the ACC. Kentucky lost to South Carolina. Baylor is currently ruling college basketball.  There … Read More

Texas 76, Oklahoma State 64: Dunks, defense, desperation all ignite Longhorns in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — Five dollars doesn’t buy much these days, so spend wisely, Texas fans. It would’ve been worth skipping a morning latte to see Jase Febres throw down a monstrous one-handed dunk Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Asked to describe the sound, Courtney … Read More

Pistons firing: Texas looking to get more Big 12 traction in road trip to Oklahoma State

Texas coach Shaka Smart doesn’t look back. He believes it’s counter-productive. But every Longhorn should in this specific case going into Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma State. There’s often irony in Big 12 scheduling. Last year, Texas started 2-0 in league play and went to Stillwater, Okla., … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity 13,611) TV/radio: ESPN+/104.9 The Horn RELATED: Texas-Oklahoma State is first of two Longhorns’ games on subscription-based ESPN+ About the series: Texas leads … Read More

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Texas-Oklahoma State is first of two Longhorns’ games on subscription-based ESPN+

Texas fans wanting to watch Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Oklahoma State will need to dive headfirst into the technological future. The Longhorns and Cowboys’ game will be shown on ESPN’s digital subscription streaming platform, Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Tipoff is 7 … Read More

Texas 64, Kansas State 50: Bad weather, Longhorns’ defense ruins Wildcats’ trip to Austin

Eleven days into 2020, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber and his Wildcats already have the craziest travel story for the year. The team charter couldn’t leave Manhattan, Kan., on Friday due to icy conditions. They were then scheduled to leave at 8 a.m. Saturday, 11 … Read More

Someone will be 0-3: Texas, Kansas State meet in must-win Big 12 situation for both

Yelling or screaming may be a satisfactory emotional release. But it won’t change the past, or the final score, either. Texas players had plenty of frustrations about Wednesday’s home loss to Oklahoma, a 10-point decision that dropped the Longhorns to 0-2 in Big 12 play. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Kansas State

Texas vs. Kansas State When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 22-16. The Wildcats have given the Longhorns all sorts of problems in recent … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 10 — Can Baylor climb to No. 1?

A fun first week of Big 12 play leaves us with some questions, but it gets even better this week. 12. Thoughts on the Texas Tech-Baylor game The game of the first two rounds of Big 12 play went to Baylor. What’s interesting about the start of the Big 12 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Offensively inept Longhorns searching for answers, buckets

Kristian Doolittle likes the rims at the Erwin Center. Actually, the Oklahoma forward loves ‘em. Loves ‘em so much, it’s surprising he wasn’t out on the court Wednesday night with a welder’s blowtorch to dismantle them and take them back to Norman. Doolittle has regularly torched the Longhorns in Austin, … Read More

Oklahoma 72, Texas 62: Now 0-2 in Big 12 play, Horns better start force-feeding Jericho Sims

Some of the best things about Texas basketball remain hidden in plain sight. Start with the new margarita machine in a concession stand behind section 28 at the Erwin Center. Not only that, but Texas is now serving mixed drinks, too. Bacardi and the Bevos. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma

Texas at Oklahoma When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 55-40. The Longhorns hold a 5-3 edge over their rival in coach Shaka Smart’s four previous … Read More

No. 6 Baylor 59, Texas 44: Bears work the boards, work over the Longhorns in Big 12 opener

WACO — In a conference where the talent is spread somewhat evenly, in a sport where nobody is dominant, in a town where the locals rage against all things burnt orange, the little things do matter. The Longhorns got schooled Saturday in basketball minutiae. Read More

Texas men hoping for another solid Big 12 start as curtain rises against No. 6 Baylor

Every year, coaches and players say the same things about the start of Big 12 play. “Well, I think the biggest thing, the conference season is a marathon for sure,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said this week. His veterans know the proverbial drill, too. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 6 Baylor

Texas at No. 6 Baylor When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas has the all-time series lead 163-91. Last season, the two teams split the regular-season series, but the Bears … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 9 — The real season is here

It’s here. After 120 games, the first step to March is happening for Big 12 teams. For the football fans, welcome to the basketball season! The ACC and the Big Ten have already played a handful of conference games and now it’s time for the Big 12 to end a … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 8 — Our pre-conference 13 best players in the league

Before the regular season began, I ranked the top 13 players in the Big 12 based on the 13 scholarships teams are given. With the Big 12 season beginning on Jan. 4, let’s re-evaluate the best players in the Big 12 (stats through Dec. 27 games). Read More

Texas men switch lineup, cruise to 89-58 win over High Point

Shaka Smart had a lot of time for contemplation, nine days between games, after his Longhorns were pounded at Providence on Dec. 21. One decision the Texas made after the 22-point defeat was to appoint two new starters. Into the lineup went Andrew Jones in place of Courtney Ramey. Out … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. High Point

Texas vs. High Point When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: Before the Christmas break, coach Shaka Smart wanted his … Read More