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Texas’ biggest tests begin with weekend series versus Texas Tech

A pre-season look at Texas’ conference schedule hinted at the back half of the Big 12 slate being the challenging portion, with the non-conference series with Abilene Christian serving as a mid-season checkpoint for the Longhorns. Prior to the series with the Wildcats, Texas took weekends from teams near the bottom part of the Big 12 standings. Three of the four series after ACU – Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and TCU – would be the real tests of Texas’ status within the Big 12.
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Texas 5 Texas State 1: Hansen’s 8.1 inning effort guides Texas to 14th straight win

Texas lefty Pete Hansen’s 92nd pitch of the game was skied to right field by Texas State pinch hitter Cameron Gibbons, and Douglas Hodo had plenty of time to settle under it for the first out of the top of the ninth inning. It was the 17th-straight Bobcat retired by Hansen, and he prepared to face the top of the Texas State order for the fourth time needing two more outs to finish a complete game three-hitter.