In a normal timeline we’d be four days away from the start of spring ball and writing a robust team portion. Those of you still in your sleepwear, or being out-numbered by your kids who are home from school, know quite well, we’re not in our normal timeline.
For all of the promise and potential Texas has in its "sharpshooting" sophomore Jase Febres, he (perhaps above all other Longhorns) has typified the hot and cold nature of this basketball program under Shaka Smart. Some overall numbers...8.8 pts, 2.7 rbs, 0.4 asts, on 46/37/58 shooting. Not terrible. At all, really.
NASHVILLE -- Shaka Smart’s Texas squad played the game it wanted to through the first 20 minutes of its first round matchup against 7th seed Nevada. The second half and overtime played to the Wolfpack’s style, and that allowed them to erase a 14-point deficit to win in overtime, 87-83.
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.
Despite the loss of Mo Bamba, Matt Coleman foul trouble, no Andrew Jones or Eric Davis, and failing to finish in regulation, the Longhorns upset No. 20 West Virginia at the Drum on Saturday. And now they're probably Big Dance bound.
AUSTIN -- Texas plugged into a hyped-up crowd to run down No. 12 Oklahoma in the second half Saturday, beating the Sooners 79-74 in a raucous - and full - Frank Erwin Center. Trailing 40-35 at halftime while shooting just 40 percent from the field, the Longhorns blitzed the Sooners in the second half, outscoring Lon Kruger's team 44-34 to earn the win. Matt Coleman and Kerwin Roach led the second-half rush to push the Longhorns to a 15-8 overall record and a 5-5 Big 12 mark.
It was Wednesday, January 13, 2010 and it was cold as ****. I wasn't feeling very well but I was there in Hilton Coliseum when the Longhorns, for the first time in school history, were ranked #1 in the country and came away with a road win in Ames. Since that cold, midweek game when Avery Bradley and Damion James were making big plays for Texas, UT had never come out of Hilton with a win. Until tonight.
AUSTIN -- Despite not playing the best offensive game through the first 27 minutes, the Texas Longhorns’ high-effort defense and just-enough offense gave Shaka Smart’s team a double-digit cushion that looked to be enough to help cruise to a victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. But Eric Konkol’s team began to make a run midway through the second half, and foul trouble turned that just-enough offense into not enough, cutting the lead to four.