AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One year ago to the day, Radford pulled an upset on the road against the 17th-ranked team in the country.
On Saturday, McNeese State nearly marked the anniversary with a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Shaka Smart wanted to see No. 22 Texas rebound after giving up a season-high 82 points in a loss to Georgetown the night before. The Longhorns responded, holding California...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart says he has the components of a good offensive team. Until they are assembled and working properly, the Longhorns will rely more on defense.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — During Shaka Smart's first four seasons as Texas coach, the Longhorns lost four games at home to mid-major opponents, including Radford last November.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Not everyone at VCU has forgiven Will Wade for leaving the Rams basketball job when he decided to pack his bags and head to LSU.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Texas' defense spent most of Saturday night harassing Purdue's scorers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart said Monday shooting guard Andrew Jones is ready for "significant" playing time after missing most of the last two seasons for cancer...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart's four seasons with the Longhorns have produced a national tournament championship and three one-and-done, first-round NBA draft picks.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added ex-Quinnipiac assistant coach Anthony Goins to its staff and Alabama grad transfer Tevin Mack to its roster.
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship.
Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Roach II is the Texas guard's name, the numerals not part of the running tally marker for his season suspensions.
Back on the roster, Roach stayed in the game and kept...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II will rejoin the team for the Big 12 Tournament this week after a five-game suspension.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU's depleted roster only uses a seven-man rotation. Desmond Bane was about all the Horned Frogs needed to beat Texas.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Texas and Indiana own records that don't look much like those of NCAA Tournament teams at first glance.
Yet the Longhorns and Hoosiers are still chasing at-large bids...
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite three suspensions, the door is still open for Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II to return this season.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard and leading scorer Kerwin Roach II was suspended Friday for the third time in his career for a violation of team rules and the school has put no timetable...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas proved Saturday night that they may be heating up at the right time.
Courtney Ramey tied a career-high with 19 points as the Longhorns beat West Virginia 75-53.
Texas (14-10, 6-5 Big 12) dominated just about every facet of the game to pick up its third win in the last four games. The Longhorns made nine 3-pointers in the rout and outrebounded the Mountaineers 42-34.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has troubles. A lot of them.
The Longhorns can't shoot, are struggling to rebound even against smaller teams and have lost three in a row to drop out of the Top 25 as quickly as they got in just two weeks ago.
What happened to the team that looked so good in beating then-No. 7 North Carolina on Thanksgiving? Coach Shaka Smart would like to know.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kerwin Roach II blended aggression and good decision making, just how coach Shaka Smart drew it up.
Roach scored a career-best 32 points and helped Texas hold off a late charge to beat No. 7 North Carolina 92-89 on Thursday and advance to the final of the Las Vegas Invitational.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With an offense developing in fits and starts and going long stretches without baskets, Texas isn't exactly pretty, but the Longhorns are undefeated to start the season.
Monday night was the latest example of coach Shaka Smart's work in progress: a 65-55 win over scrappy Louisiana-Monroe that Texas didn't control until midway through the second half.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After three years in Austin, Texas coach Shaka Smart has the Longhorns back where he found them: winning in the regular season and losing early in the NCAA Tournament.
That wasn't good enough to keep predecessor Rick Barnes around. So entering the fourth season of a guaranteed seven-year contract, just how warm is that seat under Smart heading into the 2018-2019 season? He wouldn't know, or at least he doesn't care enough to take the temperature.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones has fractured a toe in practice, and the school says there is no timetable for his return.
Jones had rejoined the team following his diagnosis of leukemia, which occurred in January. He sat out most of last season while undergoing treatment.
A statement from Texas says Jones fractured a toe on his right foot on Thursday but is expected to make a full recovery.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis with leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
Although Jones would probably like to play this season, Smart wasn't ready to say if he will be able to get on the court in a game. Jones is a full-time student.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been approved for online-based coursework for summer school and will move into a dorm, big steps toward an eventual return to the program as he continues treatment for leukemia.
Longhorns coach Shaka Smart announced the move Thursday. Jones was diagnosed in January and he spent weeks in Houston for treatment. He eventually started posting on social media videos of himself shooting baskets.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No more Mo Bamba for Texas.
The freshman forward said Tuesday he will leave Texas for the NBA after one season of dominant rebounding and record-setting shot blocking. In a short statement, Bamba called his one season with the Longhorns "incredibly rewarding."
Texas pretty much knew this was coming. Bamba was ranked among the top recruits in the country when he signed with the Longhorns and was considered a likely one-and-done college player.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Through each game since early January, win or lose, the Texas Longhorns have insisted teammate Andrew Jones has been with them every step of the way as they fought to return to the NCAA Tournament.
When it came time to see if their name would be called on Selection Sunday, the Longhorns dialed up Jones, who is in Houston for leukemia treatments, on a video conference call. They watched and listened together.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Missing three crucial players and trailing by 10 points early in the second half, Texas summoned the resiliency for a push to defeat Oklahoma State Saturday and keep alive its hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament.
Kerwin Roach II made a driving shot with 1.2 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 65-64 victory. Kendall Smith scored seven of the last nine points for Oklahoma State, including a jump shot that gave the Cowboys a one-point lead with 22 seconds remaining.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Texas was getting desperate, and the Longhorns finally got the win they needed.
Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns beat No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday to extend the Sooners' losing streak to five games.
Texas (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) needed the win to boost NCAA Tournament resume after losing three straight.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart is nearing the end of his third season with a .500 overall record, the team hovering near the bottom of the Big 12 and any NCAA Tournament hopes on the verge of collapse.
Even after three straight losses, the latest a 74-73 double-overtime defeat against Baylor, Smart isn't ready to declare his team in a free fall.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas spent the past several weeks alternating between victory and defeat, not necessarily a desirable pattern for a team angling for a return to the NCAA Tournament after missing it last season for just the second time since 1999.
"We talked a lot about that," coach Shaka Smart said. "Our guys have done a nice job responding when we've had a tough game. But at the same time, when you win, you don't want to be any less motivated."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mo Bamba was mad when he ripped down a rebound and went back for a two-handed dunk punctuated by a yell and a fist pump.
Mad about getting blocked a minute earlier, and still mad about a humiliating loss at No. 7 West Virginia two days earlier.
"Our motto coming into this was, 'Somebody has to pay for it,'" the Longhorns freshman forward said. "Unfortunately for Iowa State, it was them."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Kerwin Roach had already missed two games with a fractured left hand and was supposed to be on the bench for at least one more.
Even when X-rays showed Roach's hand was healing quickly and he suited up for pregame warmups, Longhorns coach Shaka Smart didn't think his sophomore guard would play against No. 8 Texas Tech.
Then came a sly hint from the team trainer just before tipoff.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just taken a one-point lead with 5 seconds left when TCU's Jaylen Fisher drove the lane and went up for what should have been easy layup at the buzzer for the win.
Only someway, somehow, the ball fell out and hit the floor.
The Longhorns beat the 16th-ranked Horned Frogs 99-98 in double overtime to earn their biggest win of the season, just after the Texas program was walloped with an emotional sledgehammer: sophomore guard Andrew Jones being diagnosed with leukemia.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft.
He was on his way. The shooting guard was the Longhorns' leading scoring through the start of what looked like a big season. After a wrist fracture sidelined him for a few games, his return to the lineup was going to be big: the Big 12 season opener against Kansas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones remains sidelined with an undisclosed illness and will not play Wednesday night against No. 16 TCU.
Coach Shaka Smart declined Tuesday to detail what is ailing Jones out of "respect for the family" but hopes to be able to release more information soon. Smart said the team is focused on the player and is not thinking about whether he can return this season.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart wanted both his team and star freshman Mohamed Bamba to ratchet up their play heading into conference play.
He got his wish on both counts. Bamba had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Longhorns to a 66-50 victory over Alabama Friday night.
Texas (9-3) scored 12 straight points to pull away down the stretch at Legacy Arena, about an hour from campus for the Crimson Tide (8-4).
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaka Smart prefers not to consider life without Dylan Osetkowski, the Texas Longhorns' 6-foot-9 forward.
Or as the Texas coach put it, "I don't even want to put those negative things in the universe."
Osetkowski, a junior, contributed a season-best 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals and Texas defeated Louisiana Tech 75-60 Saturday afternoon.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will be without leading scorer Andrew Jones for several games because of a fracture in his right wrist.
Jones was injured in late the second half of last week's win at VCU. The guard is averaging 15.3 points this season for the Longhorns (6-2).
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shaka Smart knew a run was coming, even after Texas took a 19-point second half lead in Smart's return to VCU.
And when it came, and VCU actually grabbed a 1-point lead with under four minutes to play, turning the Siegel Center into what Smart used to refer to as "that Animal," the Longhorns had their own moment of reckoning and gathered themselves up to come away with a 71-67 victory on Tuesday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — VCU coach Mike Rhoades is looking forward to seeing old friend Shaka Smart on Tuesday night, perhaps more than he is looking forward to being on opposing benches when the former VCU coach brings his long and athletic Texas Longhorns to the Seigel Center.
The matchup — and a VCU visit to Texas next season — were mandated in Smart's contract when he left the Rams three years ago.
It's a game, Rhoades admitted Monday, he will be happy to have in the past.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Johnny Williams laughs now at the memory.
As a freshman point guard at VCU, he didn't get to play much. When he did see any action, his inability to make outside shots eventually elicited groans from the home crowds whenever he pulled up to shoot.
He shot just 35 percent from the field, making 28 of 80 shots in a very limited role.
Still, then-coach Shaka Smart told him, when you are in the game, you have to shoot the ball.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After the Texas Longhorns missed 12 of 13 3-point shot attempts in the first half, coach Shaka Smart suggested that they make a stronger effort to score inside.
The result was incredible accuracy and an 82-58 victory against Florida A&M (1-8) after the Longhorns (5-2) held just a nine-point lead at the half.
"We shot 75 percent in the second half," Smart said. "We'll take that any day of the week."
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."