Chris Beard’s eighth-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders presented Texas with several challenges similar to those they had already faced this conference season. Could they survive without sophomore guard Andrew Jones? Could they hold serve with another top-rated Big 12 team? Could they hold a double-digit lead during conference play? Tonight, Shaka Smart’s Longhorns answered each with an emphatic yes.
Texas head coach Shaka Smart talks about Texas Tech, closing down the stretch, tinkering with lineups, and attacking the rest of the Big 12.
The other part of Texas’ and the NCAA’s economic engine, men’s basketball, is currently 11-5 in the Big 12, likely the most competitive conference in the country this season.
On December 9 2017, TCU’s Chris Del Conte was named the vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Texas. Since his hiring, he’s appeared on Longhorn Network, met with donors, and even reached out to various fans who normally wouldn’t have access to him on social media.
This game was massive in many respects. First, the obvious, an emotional time in which a member of the team gets a heartbreaking diagnosis. As I’ve mentioned, Texas takes pride in how close-knit of a program it runs. If it wasn’t close already, it’s now tied tighter than a clove hitch. Texas rode the wave of emotion early, but as the game went on, it rode the wave of “hey, we can beat these guys.” Extra motivation aside, this team hung with and topped one of the teams near the top of the Big 12 after a 50 minute slugfest.
The Texas Longhorns’ trek through the Big 12 gauntlet continues on Wednesday night as head coach Shaka Smart’s team welcomes the No. 16 TCU Horned Frogs. Jamie Dixon’s squad enters the game 13-2, but just 1-2 in the Big 12.
SAN ANTONIO — North Richland Hills Richland senior LB DaShaun White has seen his recruitment become one of the most interesting in the state for his cycle. White committed to Texas A&M in early August, but Texas and Oklahoma have still been recruiting him hard.
Texas A&M does not currently have a defensive coordinator. Texas and Oklahoma have known commodities at defensive coordinator.
Junior Malik Jefferson has decided to enter the NFL Draft.
The Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks played even for the first half Friday, with the Jayhawks entering halftime with a 37-34 lead. Longhorn freshman Mohamed Bamba and Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham each put in stellar first half performances, with Bamba scoring 16 and blocking 5 shots and Graham scoring 12 on 4-of-8 from three. Then, Kansas shot the lights out at the Erwin Center.
Texas was without Malik Jefferson, Holton Hill, DeShon Elliott, Connor Williams, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, and Toneil Carter among others for the Texas Bowl. But they had “the punter.”