Author Archives: Joe Cook

David Pierce era begins in losing fashion as Horns fall to Rice, 3-2

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

Even with all the excitement about the new energy coming into the program under head coach David Pierce, at bats still need to produce hits and move runners and pitchers need to escape jams. It does not help when the opponent is able to move runners when umpires miss calls in important situations. Texas struggled to put themselves in position to score tonight and No. 23 Rice was the beneficiary of an improperly called bunt off the batter’s foot as the Owls took down Texas in the season opener, 3-2.

Late game heroics brings Texas past OU, 84-83 + Preston’s Game Thoughts

Andrew Jones and Eric Davis celebrating Jones' game winner (Will Gallagher/IT)

With just over a minute to play, the game appeared to look like several other close losses from Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns this season. Sophomore Eric Davis and freshman Andrew Jones made sure this game was different. Davis hit a three-pointer to cut the Sooner lead to two with just over 10 seconds left, and after two missed Oklahoma free throws, Jones dribbled down the floor and nailed a long rainbow three with 1.8 seconds left to give the Longhorns a thrilling 84-83 victory.