Author Archives: Joe Cook

Roach leads upset of No. 8 Red Raiders, 67-58

Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Segment-by-segment: Texas 99, TCU 98 (2OT)

Dylan Osetkowski (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

DaShaun White talks coordinators, looming decision

DaShaun White at the Army All American Bowl. (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

Kansas rides stellar shooting night past Texas, 92-86

Mohamed Bamba (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.