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Purdue isn’t a must-win game for Texas, but it sure feels like it

Even Texas players couldn’t believe some of the final numbers from Wednesday’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Simply from a defensive perspective, the Longhorns should have run the Rams straight out of the Erwin Center. VCU shot 28 percent and went 1 for 11 from 3-point … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Purdue

Texas vs. Purdue When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-1. The two teams have not met since the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns captured a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Shaka Smart, ‘distraught’ Longhorns facing crossroads

The fresh basketball schedule reveals it was just Texas’ eighth game of a season that has barely inched its way into December. A meaningless, mid-week, non-conference game, at that. Except none of them are meaningless anymore. And the pained expressions and the dour, frozen looks on the faces of the … Read More

VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns’ shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight loss

After each difficult Texas basketball loss, like Wednesday night’s 54-53 decision to Virginia Commonwealth, there’s always a familiar refrain. The Longhorns, as senior Dylan Osetkowski said, need to “trust the process.” There needs to be “more sense of urgency, compassion,” guard Matt Coleman III … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Virginia Commonwealth 54, Texas 53

That thunderous ovation you heard Wednesday night at the Erwin Center had an unmistakable ring to Texas coach Shaka Smart. “V-C-U! V-C-U!” Matt Coleman III missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Virginia Commonwealth players stormed the court to celebrate … Read More

In first game since the Radford loss, Texas men seek to move past their offensive ‘stubbornness’

So, what happened against Radford? Texas coach Shaka Smart spoke earlier this week about how his team didn’t “sustain the level of energy or commitment to our process” in last Friday’s 62-59 setback. The Longhorns watched every offensive possession on Sunday to see … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds a 2-1 series edge. This will complete a home-and-home deal that Texas agreed to when the school hired … Read More

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After Radford loss, Texas dropped out of AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

One week after earning the highest ranking in coach Shaka Smart’s four seasons, the Texas men’s basketball team was dropped from The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Yes, last Friday’s 62-59 loss to Radford was that bad. It was the Highlanders’ first win over a ranked … Read More

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Radford upsets No. 17 Texas basketball team at home

Carlik Jones made a spinning layup and a free throw with 24.5 seconds left, sending Radford to a 62-59 upset of the No. 17 Texas basketball team on Friday night at the Erwin Center. Devin Hutchison made one of two free throws with 11 seconds left before Texas’ Jase Febres … Read More

No. 17 Texas hosts Radford to kickstart six-game stretch at Erwin Center

Friday’s game against Radford marks the start of a six-game homestand for the Texas men’s basketball team. The 17th-ranked Longhorns should be favored in most, if not all, of those matchups. Purdue may have something to say about that on Dec. 9, though. Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Radford

No. 17 Texas vs. Radford When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting. About the Longhorns: Shaka Smart’s squad made its first foray … Read More

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Texas athletics announces lower concession prices at the Erwin Center

Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and his top lieutenant Drew Martin, the architect for Bevo Boulevard, are ready to tackle the fan experience at the Erwin Center. In an email to fans late Tuesday, the school announced lower concession prices for basketball games and the … Read More

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Once again, Texas F Jaxson Hayes wins Big 12 newcomer of the week

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week for the second consecutive week, the league announced Monday. Hayes averaged 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks in games against North Carolina and Michigan State last week in Las Vegas. He was … Read More

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After two games in Las Vegas, Texas jumps into AP Top 25 at No. 17

After splitting two games against ranked teams in Las Vegas, Texas made its season debut in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 17. It’s the first time the Longhorns have been ranked in two seasons. Texas last made the top … Read More

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Texas men’s basketball team squanders big lead against Michigan St.

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Michigan State dug itself a deep hole early against the Texas men’s basketball team. But Joshua Langford, Cassius Winston and the rest of the Spartans did not panic. Trailing by 19 points eight minutes into the Las Vegas Invitational championship game, the 11th-ranked Spartans (5-1) took the lead … Read More

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In heartbreaking Instagram post, former Texas F Jonathan Holmes admits being molested

In a detailed, heartbreaking post on Instagram, former Texas men’s basketball player Jonathan Holmes wrote that he had been sexually abused and molested as a child, once had suicidal thoughts “and more pain than I can ever express.” Holmes wrote that holding in this information for … Read More

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Kerwin Roach’s 32 points paces Texas’ upset of No. 7 North Carolina

Kerwin Roach II blended aggression and good decision making, just how coach Shaka Smart drew it up. Roach scored a career-best 32 points and helped Texas hold off a late charge to beat No. 7 North Carolina 92-89 on Thursday and advance to the final of the Las Vegas Invitational. Read More

On Thanksgiving, the Texas men face ‘a terrific early-season litmus test’ vs. No. 7 North Carolina

This Thanksgiving, Texas guard Matt Coleman III is thankful the Longhorns are hitting the holiday road. A trip to Las Vegas always sounds good this, or any, time of year. Maybe a date with No. 7 North Carolina (5-0) is just what this team needs to … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina

Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (capacity 7,500) TV/Radio: FS1/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 7-3. The last meeting was a barnburner at the Erwin Center. Read More

Texas 97, The Citadel 69: ‘Snoop’ crosses 1,000-point milestone by sticking to his process

Every game, even those in mid-November, has teachable moments. Whether anyone chooses to learn from them is solely based on the individual. Take Kerwin Roach II as an example. The Texas senior had a frustrating start Friday against the Citadel and was 0-for-5 from 3-point range … Read More