AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski registered 15 points as Texas got past Colorado 68-55 in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Texas advanced to play No. 1 seed TCU on Tuesday at...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 13 minutes into Texas' game against Iowa State on Saturday, the Longhorns' most prolific 3-point shooter had not launched even one attempt.
James, Bieniemy preserve Sooners’ 69-67 defeat of Texas
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In Oklahoma's first meeting against Texas, Jamal Bieniemy was nearly a hero.
In Saturday's return matchup, Bieniemy was the hero.
Roach scores 21 as Texas beats Big 12 co-leader Baylor 84-72
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor's surprising run to the top of the Big 12 is over and the Bears now find themselves knocked down a notch.
Kerwin Roach II scored 21 points, Matt Coleman III added 18 and Texas cruised to an 84-72 win Wednesday night that ended Baylor's six-game win streak and dropped the Bears out of a tie for first place in the league.
"We were very aware of the conference standings," Roach said. "They blew out TCU and (Oklahoma) ... We just drew a line in the sand and stood up."
Roach leads Texas over No. 20 Oklahoma 75-72
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II played like he had a lot to make up for.
He did. And he delivered.
So did the Longhorns with a tough 75-72 win over rival No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday night that keeps Texas near the top of the standings in what is looking like a wild season in the Big 12.
Coleman, Osetkowski lead Texas past West Virginia
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart wants Matt Coleman to take control late in games. He is, after all, the Longhorns' point guard.
Coleman assumed that role on Saturday with an assist and a 3-point basket in the final 2:01 to help Texas defeat West Virginia 61-54.
Texas snaps 3-game skid against Purdue 72-68
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards was pouring in points with shot after shot. Somebody had to match him if Texas was going to find a way to end a frustrating early-season losing streak.
Matt Coleman III delivered for the Longhorns, landing just enough late counterpunches to send the Longhorns to a 72-68 victory Sunday that snapped a three-game skid.
Jones returns as Texas tops Eastern Illinois 71-59
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones, missing from the Texas lineup since he was diagnosed with leukemia in January, made his long-anticipated return on Tuesday night.
Jones, a junior guard, received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the second half. He produced a point, a rebound, a steal and an assist in nine minutes as the Longhorns defeated Eastern Illinois 71-59 in the season opener.
No. 7 Nevada pulls off stunning comeback win over No. 10 Texas in OT
Friday afternoon's slate of NCAA Tournament games concluded with an overtime thriller as No. 7 Nevada stunned No. 10 Texas 87-83 in overtime.
Texas led by as many as 14 points in the second half but could not stave off a Nevada comeback in the final minutes.
Five players scored in double digits for the Wolfpack, led by Kendall Stephens with 22 points and Caleb Martin with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Martin's brother Cody Martin scored 15 points and Jordan Caroline added 14 points and eight boards.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their season fading and their big man still on the bench with a sprained toe, the Texas Longhorns were in desperate need of a big win to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes.
They got it Saturday with an 87-79 overtime win over No. 20 West Virginia, spurred by guards Matt Coleman and Kerwin Roach II and a barrage of 3-pointers.
Coleman scores 22 and Texas upends No. 12 Oklahoma 79-74
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma's star freshman Trae Young had been off his game but was starting to find his stroke when Texas guard Matt Coleman took a pass, stepped out and swished a 3-pointer before heading back up the court and waving his hands to urge the home crowd to get on its feet.
Coleman’s basket helps Texas to beat Tennessee State
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When his chance came to make a critical play, Matt Coleman did not have time to think about all of his missed shots and turnovers.
He just drove toward the basket and hit a shot in the lane with nine seconds remaining, enabling Texas to escape an upset attempt by Tennessee State 47-46 on Monday night.
Coleman, a freshman point guard, had missed seven of his previous eight shots and committed six turnovers. He finished with four points and seven assists.
Texas holds off Butler 61-48 in the PK80
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Texas is confident they'll muster enough enthusiasm for Duke.
With a 61-48 victory over Butler on Thursday, the Longhorns advanced at the Phil Knight Invitational to face the top-ranked Blue Devils on Friday.
"We're playing Duke, so I think that's enough said right there," guard Matt Coleman said. "No. 1 team in the country."
Bamba leads Texas past Lipscomb 80-57
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Playing in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Lipscomb doesn't see anything resembling Mohamed Bamba, the Texas freshman with a 7-foot-9 wingspan.
"Super long, super talented," Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said.
And super successful on Saturday night.
Bamba, a 6-foot-11 freshman, produced 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks and Texas defeated Lipscomb 80-57. Bamba played only 19 minutes because of foul trouble.
Texas Preview Capsule
Last season: 11-22
Coach: Shaka Smart
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: F Jarret Allen, G Kendal Yancy, F Shaq Cleare
Who's back: G Andrew Jones is the leading returning scorer at 11.4 points per game and came back after briefly considering the NBA. G Kerwin Roach Jr. averaged 9.1 points and may be the most athletic player on the roster.