Category Archives: Basketball

One-on-One with 5-star Greg Brown III

Greg Brown III. (courtesy of Vandergrift HS)

AUSTIN — The Longhorns Basketball team doesn’t have to look far for one of the nation’s best prospects. He’s already down the street. We go 1-on-1 with one of the nation’s best high school basketball players.

And destroying the Central Texas region as a do-everything sophomore.

Texas is going dancing

Mohamed Bamba and Shaka Smart (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas is in.

The Longhorns will make their 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 18th in the last 20 seasons. Texas is one of six schools to appear in at least 26 of the last 30 NCAA tourneys.

Despite poor shooting, Longhorns move past ISU to advance in Big 12 Tournament, 68-64

Dylan Osetkowski (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas tried to three-point shoot themselves to an insurmountable lead over Iowa State early in the first half. Its lack of success led to a 10 point deficit the Longhorns would eventually come back from to make it a three point game at the half.

After Texas figured things out in the first two minutes of the second half, Iowa State figured things out in turn. From that point on, it became a back-and-forth slugfest that Texas ended up winning, with freshman Matt Coleman’s mid-range jumper with 44 seconds remaining serving as the final blow. Seventh-seed Texas defeated the tenth-seed Cyclones in Kansas City, a.k.a. “Hilton South,” 68-64 to move on to the second round of the Big 12 Tournament.

What I’m looking for: Texas vs. Iowa State

Jericho Sims dunks it (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas plays its opening round game of the Big 12 Tournament tonight against Iowa State, a team they beat in both matchups this year. It sounds like the message coming out of KC is that Mohamed Bamba likely is not available for the game tonight and his status going forward in KC is also up in the air.