After 23 minutes of what can only be described as maddening, inept basketball, the Longhorns found their perimeter shooting rhythm just in time to pass up a red hot shooting game from Evan Payne and squeak out an important home win before a week off from games for finals. This could have been a terrible loss (says the guy who watched every minute of the UTA loss three times). But it wasn't.
The first half certainly fit the narrative. Early turnovers. Poor rebounding. Late shot clock makes by Alabama. It was what the previous three games were. More on UT's 77-68 win over Alabama.
Top notch coaching and some timely shot making had UIW up against the ranked, home Texas Longhorns in both teams’ opening game of the 2016-17 season. UT had led, essentially, throughout, until the Cardinals had the look of a more seasoned, composed squad into the latter portions of the second half.
AUSTIN – A trio of high school basketball standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Shaka Smart announced Wednesday. Jase Febres (Houston, Texas), Royce Hamm Jr. (Houston, Texas) and Jericho Sims (Minneapolis, Minn.) will join the Longhorns for the 2017-18 season.
Texas at 5-4 and is one win from a bowl game seems to be the hot topic on the 40 Acres on Monday morning. We catch up you on team info, injury news, and go Hot-Cold-Warm status on UT's top recruiting targets as the Class of 2017 becomes more and more important. Plus, the latest on the hardwood and you've got a loaded Inside Scoop.
McDonald’s All-American. Five-Star prospect from every recruiting service. Team USA u18 participant. Texas freshman Jarrett Allen is previewed today in Tim Preston's Preseason Hoops Posts for Texas Basketball in 2016-17.
Boom Shaka Laka. The Longhorns picked up their second commitment of the 2017 cycle today when Minneapolis, MN forward Jericho Sims (6-foot-8, 195) verballed to Texas this morning.