LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart has a simple message for his Longhorns when they were coming off a 29-point loss, and had a four-game losing streak.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas got pummeled by West Virginia earlier this season. The Longhorns were anything but the same timid bunch in the rematch.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Will Baker scored a season-high 20 points and Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 70-56 win over TCU on Wednesday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 11 points, Devonte Bandoo added 10 and No. 1 Baylor defeated Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory — one short of the Big 12 record set by...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Last Saturday, after the Texas Longhorns made three late 3-point baskets that enabled them to survive another poor shooting game and scrape by McNeese State, guard Andrew...
Texas (4-0) vs. Georgetown (3-1)
2k Empire Classic , Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas is preparing to face Georgetown in the 2k Empire Classic....
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.
California Baptist (2-0) vs. Texas (2-0)
Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones didn't just return to basketball competition Tuesday after a long absence. He took a star turn.
Jones, absent for nearly two years while receiving treatment...
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) — 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) — Even when his whole body ached just to walk, and everywhere he went meant taking along a chemotherapy bag attached to a tube going straight into his body, Andrew Jones had a goal: Get back to basketball.
That included a mission to dunk, which took about two weeks or three weeks and was celebrated with a video on social media.
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) — 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) — Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been released from the hospital and will continue his leukemia treatment on an outpatient basis.
In a statement released by the school, Jones said he left the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Saturday, a move he called a "great night and a big step for me and my family."
Jones said he's encouraged by reports from doctors telling him he's showing improvement. He will stay in the Houston area for his outpatient treatments.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU did its part to pull Texas into a tie for sixth place in the rugged Big 12.
Upsets by Oklahoma State and Baylor made it a four-team scramble of NCAA Tournament hopefuls with six regular-season games remaining.
"There's nothing like this league," TCU coach Jamie Dixon said after Vladimir Brodziansky scored 25 points and Kouat Noi had his second straight career high with 18 in an 87-71 victory over the Longhorns on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The announcement that Texas guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia prompted concern and well wishes from across college basketball.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of Texas basketball star Andrew Jones says he is making "positive strides" in his leukemia treatment.
The sophomore guard was diagnosed in January and is at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
The family says in a statement Saturday that Jones recently was able to get out of bed, a "huge difference" from when he was first diagnosed.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has announced a fund-raising website for Longhorns basketball player Andrew Jones as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
The site's donation tracker showed more than $32,000 pledged within the first few hours after it was launched.
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.
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).
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."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Texas romped over Northwestern State 105-59 Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.
Texas dunked, trapped and fired away on 3-pointers from the opening tip in an effort far different from last season when the Longhorns went 11-22 and finished last in the Big 12. The Longhorns had seven players score in double figures, and scored 100 points for just the second time in coach Shaka Smart's three seasons.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones has withdrawn from the upcoming NBA draft and will return for his sophomore season.
Jones has entered the draft but didn't hire an agent, which left him eligible to return to play in college. He participated in the NBA draft combine and attended some team workouts.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart has won the recruiting sweepstakes for highly-ranked forward Mohamed Bamba.
The 6-foot-11 Bamba signed with the Longhorns on Thursday, picking Texas over Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Harvard. Bamba is ranked by national recruiting services as one of the top players in the country and already projected by some as an early 2018 NBA draft pick.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart drove home a very simple point to his players in the halftime locker room Wednesday night: If they didn't turn things around in a hurry, their season was over.
"When he said that," Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. said later, "everyone's flip switched."
Andrew Jones proceeded to pour in 15 points, Roach had all 13 of his after the break and the No. 10 seed Longhorns rallied past No. 7 seed Texas Tech 61-52 in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Jones scored 15 points, Kerwin Roach Jr. had all 13 of his in the second half and No. 10 seed Texas rallied for a 61-52 victory over No. 7 seed Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte and Jeffrey Carroll each scored 18 points to lead Oklahoma State to a convincing 84-71 victory over Texas on Saturday.
Davon Dillard scored a career-high 15 points and matched his personal best with eight rebounds while Jawun Evans contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cowboys (16-9, 5-7 Big 12), who have won six of its last seven.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is the least successful team in the Big 12 at making free throws in conference games, and the Longhorns did not help their accuracy mark on Tuesday night.
But freshman Jarrett Allen made two under pressure with 7.2 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 67-65 victory over Iowa State.
Allen led Texas with 17 points and collected nine rebounds. Shaq Cleare scored 12 for Texas, and Andrew Jones added 10.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eric Davis Jr. has finally regained the confidence he developed as a 3-point marksman last season.
He scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer from the right corner with 28.8 seconds remaining and Texas beat Texas Tech 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Davis, who hit 38 percent from 3-point range as a freshman last year, lingered below 20-percent shooting from distance much of this season. But he has hit 10 of 21 in the last three games, including 3 of 6 against Tech.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones had no idea how far behind the 3-point line he was stationed as he released the shot. But he knew this: far enough to avoid interference.
Jones made a 25-foot basket with 1.8 second remaining, and Texas pulled off a miraculous 84-83 win over Oklahoma Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Johnathan Motley set career highs with 32 points and 20 rebounds for No. 6 Baylor and the Bears went ahead to stay with a big run before halftime on the way to a 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday night.
Nuni Omot, the junior college transfer playing in only his eighth game, had a season-high 14 points. He scored seven in the half-ending 16-4 run that put the Bears (17-1, 5-1 Big 12) up for the first time.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones knew he would receive significant playing time as a Texas freshman this season.
Jones, after all, was a big-time recruit on a team that lost all five starters from last season. Jones knew something else.
"I had to grow up quickly," he said. "It's not high school basketball."
HOUSTON (AP) — Daryl Macon scored a career-high 23 points, and Arkansas fought off Texas for its sixth straight win, 77-74, Saturday.
Macon, whose previous career high was 17 against Houston on Dec. 6, was 14 of 14 from the free-throw line to lead the Razorbacks, who made 29 of 31 free throws.
"It was a game of runs, and I thought we did a good job of getting to the free-throw line and making those free throws," Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said.