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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas may or may not pass eyeball test after this black eye

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shaka Smart was downright mystified by his team Thursday night. Join the crowd, Coach. You’ve got company. But of course, Texas has been a mystery this entire uneven season. The third-year boss was dumbfounded by a curious Texas team that got off to its characteristic, woeful … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas Tech 73, Texas 69

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you had Jacob Young in your who-saves-Texas’-postseason-bacon pool, you came awfully close to being a big winner. The Texas sophomore played out of his mind, piling up a career-high 29 points in what was easily his best game as a Longhorn. Read More

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LOOK: Kerwin Roach gets assist from Kansas City dentist after losing tooth

When Texas guard Kerwin Roach flashes his signature grin Thursday at the Big 12 Tournament, it’ll look like nothing ever happened. However, everyone who watched the Longhorns play Iowa State knows that Roach had a dental emergency Wednesday night. Thanks to an elbow in the face from Cyclones guard Lindell … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: The tournament and who you should trust next week

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball.  12. The Big 12 postseason awards Player of the Year: Devonté Graham, Kansas, senior It became clear in the last two weeks of the regular season this was coming. It was surprising he was a unanimous … Read More

Texas 68, Iowa State 64: Longhorns still motoring along with Shaka Smart’s MacGyver lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Remember that three-game losing streak just before Valentine’s Day? Texas looked like Big 12 roadkill. Prepare the season obituary, or so it seemed. Then the Longhorns lost big man Mo Bamba and Eric Davis Jr., leaving coach Shaka Smart to MacGyver … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Foul-prone Matt Coleman rises to the Longhorns’ rescue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Matt Coleman accepted the pats on the back and the well wishes from giddy Longhorns fans who’d made the long trip. The freshman smiled broadly as a stranger congratulated him on his game-sealing jumper in the final 44 seconds, the last bucket of the game and … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 68, Iowa State 64

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Texas, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big 12, tried to shoot its own way out of the NCAA Tournament. Dylan Osetkowski opened the game Wednesday with a barrage of missed 3-pointers and his teammates took turns missing from long range … Read More

Taking nothing for granted, Longhorns can’t look past Cyclones at Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The conversations in the Iowa State locker room on Tuesday were eerily similar to those reverberating around the Texas locker room one year ago. The 10th-seeded Cyclones feel as competitive as anyone. Despite finishing last, practice has been upbeat. Even during … Read More

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Big 12 tournament preview: No. 7 seed Texas vs. No. 10 seed Iowa State

Big 12 tournament first round Texas vs. Iowa State When: Approx. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Sprint Center (capacity 18,972) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 21-16. The Longhorns have won three straight … Read More

Quiet Texas freshman Jericho Sims speaking loud enough with his play

Please don’t get the wrong impression of Jericho Sims and his quiet demeanor. He means no disrespect. Sometimes in a say-anything world, silence is golden. The 6-9 Texas freshman was hard to pin down in recruiting, prompting some confusion. Does he like Texas? Does he like … Read More

The Starting 5: Texas is in and is the Big 12 Tournament important?

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. 5. Texas beats West Virginia, probably locks up a tournament spot Texas lost to Kansas to start the week. The Longhorns played the league champs tough, but … Read More

Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79: ‘This time we refused to get knocked out’

On the morning of the biggest game of his collegiate career, Kerwin Roach II had one sole mission. “Woke up this morning at 7. We had to be here at 7:45,” Roach said. “So I wasn’t really thinking about too much, except for eating.” … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79

In a game that was an absolute must-win, Texas delivered against No. 20 West Virginia. In a nail-biting overtime period, the Longhorns went on an 11-0 run to break open a tight game and claim a 87-79 victory at the Erwin Center. Matt Coleman … Read More

In or out? Texas’ faint NCAA Tournament hopes ride on beating No. 20 West Virginia

There’s no need to sugarcoat it. If Texas beats No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday, the Longhorns are likely in the NCAA Tournament. If they don’t, hello, NIT. Typically, it’s hard to paint any regular-season finale in such polar opposite positions. But that’s how it appears … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia

Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: West Virginia holds a 9-7 lead in the all-time series, and the Mountaineers have won four straight. The … Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: Kansas reign continues as the postseason nears

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. 12. Sorry, Big 12. No one knocked off the Jayhawks All year long I’ve had our “Kansas de-throner power rankings.” Texas Tech was at the top more than any other team, but once the Red Raiders … Read More

Texas History: Notable ‘senior day’ performances from Longhorn greats

On Tuesday the Texas women’s basketball team celebrated senior night and honored several players and two who have undoubtedly become some of the best in program history. Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins are All-American caliber players and will likely be all-conference performers this season. A third senior, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, has … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 88: Previewing Texas’ must-win vs. WVA, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram on the Cowboys

In Episode 88 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls give their answers to the issues facing the NCAA amid the recent Yahoo report of players accepting illegal payments. They also preview Texas’ basketball’s must-win regular-season finale against West Virginia. Also, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys writer … Read More

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WATCH: Jarrett Allen posterizes Lauri Markannen with monster dunk

Chicago Bulls standout rookie Lauri Markannen has had a strong rookie seasons despite his selection at No. 7 in the 2017 NBA Draft being panned by some as too early. He is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Bulls. But Jarrett Allen didn’t care about that, … Read More

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Golden: Let college athletes sign with agents, accept endorsements

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On paying college athletes: Shaka Smart and others like him know the current model isn’t working when it comes to college athletics. Athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarships. “The stuff … Read More