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.
Despite a sluggish 1st half from both teams, they both turned on the gas in the second half. Butler never got closer than three points after UT’s early 2nd half run as the Longhorns beat Butler, 61-48 in the PK80 Invitational in Portland on Thursday night.
First and foremost, sending prayers to our people in Houston. I'm so excited for the start of Texas Football, but I'm utterly amazed from all the help from Texans taking care of Texans. God bless this state. Let's take a closer look at a Texas commit, OL target, ones to watch, charts of depth, and Shaka and his staff are hosting a big Labor Day recruiting weekend. It's the Monday Scoop.
AUSTIN -- Just days after Texas Basketball landed its first verbal pledge for the Class of 2018, No. 2 dropped this evening. Cibolo Steele 4-star small forward/wing Gerald Liddell committed to Shaka Smart and the Longhorns over offers from Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, Cal, and SMU.
With players putting on the pads today, football has officially began. We've got practice reports, depth chart movement, team info, and loads of hoops recruiting. With 100-degree temperatures, come inside the air-conditioned Humidor on this Friday.