Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas responds to allegations from brother of prized recruit Mohamed Bamba

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Texas responded swiftly to a social media post from Mohamed Bamba’s brother alleging that the school’s prized basketball signee had accepted cash and gifts from a financial advisor. The university issued a statement to Yahoo Sports late Wednesday night acknowledging it was aware of the..." June 29

  • Texas' Jones returning for sophomore season after withdrawing from draft

    247 Sports "The Longhorns have another (returning) weapon for next season. Freshman guard Andrew Jones announced on Monday he is officially withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and will return to Austin for his sophomore season. Jones, who had until Wednesday to make his decision, originally declared..." May 23

  • No. 2 Recruit Bamba Commits to Texas

    The Player's Tribune "The Boston Celtics, as evidenced by their start to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, probably still are a few players away from competing with the NBA’s elite — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. But they are in a position to put a dent in that deficit this offseason. The..." May 18

  • Texas lands coveted Mount St. Mary's transfer Elijah Long

    247 Sports "Texas has added one more guard to its roster. Elijah Long, out of Mount St. Mary's, is officially transferring to the Longhorns, he confirms to Horns247. He took his official visit over the weekend and made the call to Shaka Smart on Wednesday afternoon. He will have to sit out the 2017-18..." May 03

  • Texas confirms Jarrett Allen will sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

    Hook'em "Only the hopeless optimist would deny Tuesday’s news that Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was hiring an agent and staying in the NBA draft. Just about everyone else could see this coming for weeks. A 6-foot-11 talent doesn’t come around often. Once it was clear that Allen would be a first-round..." April 13

  • Texas freshman Andrew Jones to test NBA draft waters

    247 Sports "Texas confirmed Wednesday evening that Andrew Jones will test the NBA draft waters and declare, however, he will not sign with an agent, leaving the possibility to come back to the Longhorns. "My family and I have decided that it is best for me to test the waters," Jones said in a statement...." March 30

  • Texas comes back to beat Texas Tech in Big 12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas overcame a double-digit second-half deficit and a cold night from the field to defeat Texas Tech 61-52 and advance to the second round of the Big 12 Basketball Championship at Sprint Center. The Longhorns, who shot just 40 percent from the field, will face second-seeded..." March 09

  • No. 11 West Virginia survives against Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bob Huggins recognized that his No. 11 West Virginia team didn't play particularly well, but they played well enough to win and move on with a 63-53 victory over Texas in the second round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday. The Mountaineers face No. 9 Baylor or Kansas..." March 09

  • No. 11 Baylor overpowers Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 11 Baylor didn't play anywhere near its best basketball on Saturday, but the game it did bring was plenty to beat hapless Texas 75-64 at the Frank Erwin Center in the both teams' regular-season finale. Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year finalist Johnathan Motley..." March 04

  • Evans leads Texas Tech over Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Keenan Evans scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech to a 67-57 win over Texas on Wednesday in Big 12 Conference action at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders (18-12, 6-11 in Big 12 play) led by just 34-29 at the half but scored the first 10 points of the second half..." March 02

  • No. 3 Kansas clinches Big 12 title outright

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Kansas didn't have a whole lot to play for Saturday when it met reeling Texas, but the No. 3 Jayhawks went ahead and took care of business anyway, garnering a 77-67 victory over the Longhorns in a Big 12 game at the Frank Erwin Center. Josh Jackson scored 18 points to lead..." February 25

  • West comes on to help No. 12 WVU top Texas

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The absence of Esa Ahmad left No. 12 West Virginia short-handed, but reserve Lamont West picked up the slack in a 77-62 win over Texas on Monday night. West, a lanky redshirt freshman, scored a career-high 23 points while shooting 6 of 8 from 3-point range, and guard..." February 21

  • Kansas State knocks off Texas on late tip-in

    The Sports Xchange "D.J. Johnson's tip-in with 1.6 seconds to play and his ensuing free throw lifted Kansas State to a 64-61 victory over Texas on Saturday afternoon in Big 12 play at the Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Barry Brown's running one-hander with 39.1 to play gave the Wildcats a 61-59 lead but it was..." February 18

  • Oklahoma stops seven-game skid with 70-66 win

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- Jamuni McNeace had a career night in scoring and rebounds and Jordan Shepherd hit two critical 3-pointers as Oklahoma snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 70-66 win over Texas on Tuesday night at Lloyd Noble Center. McNeace tied a career high with 14 points and had a..." February 15

  • Five Cowboys reach double figures in OSU rout of Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Oklahoma State went at Texas in waves Saturday, using multiple runs and multiple players to post an 84-71 rout at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys used an 18-2 run to wipe out an eight-point deficit in the first half, then broke out of the break with a 10-0 spurt,..." February 11

  • Allen's free throws lift Texas past Iowa State

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Jarrett Allen scored 17 points, including the game-winning free throws with seven seconds to play as Texas held on to beat Iowa State 67-65 on Tuesday in Big 12 Conference action at the Frank Erwin Center. The Cyclones pushed past a horrendous first 18 minutes in which they..." February 08

  • TCU completes first season sweep of Texas since 1987

    The Sports Xchange "Vlad Brodziansky scored 18 points and Alex Robinson added 17 as TCU pulled away in the final four minutes and rolled past Texas 78-63 on Saturday afternoon at Schollmeier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. A putback basket by Kenrich Williams at the 4:32 mark of the second half and a 3-pointer from..." February 04

  • Davis' late 3-pointer helps Texas defeat Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points, including the deciding 3-point basket with 29 seconds to play, as Texas knocked off Texas Tech 62-58 on Wednesday in a Big 12 Conference game at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. A free throw by Texas Tech's Anthony Livingston with 53 seconds to play tied the..." February 02

  • Georgia storms back to beat Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Yante Maten scored 21 points and hit a clutch layup in the final minute as Georgia roared back from a 10-point first-half deficit and outlasted Texas 59-57 on Saturday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum in a SEC/Big 12 Challenge contest in Athens, Ga. A 3-pointer by Andrew Jones with 1:20 to play..." January 28

  • Jones' late 3-pointer helps Texas stun Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman guard Andrew Jones drilled a 35-foot 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds to play to lift Texas to a dramatic 84-83 win over Oklahoma on Monday in Big 12 Conference play at the Frank Erwin Center. Jones' winning shot came after the Sooners' Kameron McGusty missed two free..." January 24

  • No. 2 Kansas wins 18th straight

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Now comes the tough part for the Kansas Jayhawks. Second-ranked Kansas overcame a huge game from Texas freshman Jarrett Allen on Saturday, outlasting the Longhorns, 79-67, for its 18th straight victory. The victory kept the Jayhawks (18-1 overall, 7-0 Big 12) atop the..." January 21

  • Motley powers No. 6 Baylor past Texas

    The Sports Xchange "WACO, Texas -- Baylor forward Johnathan Motley said he put in the work on the boards, and it led to a career-best offensive rhythm. That was how Motley explained his 32-point, 20-rebound effort that led the sixth-ranked Bears to a 74-64 victory over Texas on Tuesday at the Ferrell..." January 17

  • Texas lands 4-star guard Matt Coleman

    The Spun "Texas head coach Shaka Smart just landed a huge recruit. 4-star point guard Matt Coleman made his decision at halftime of the 11:00 game at the Hoophall Classic. Coleman also announced his commitment on Twitter. According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Coleman is the No. 31 recruit in the..." January 16

  • Carter's late surge lift No. 10 West Virginia past Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Be it the grueling travel from the heart of Appalachia or the fact that West Virginia always brings out the best in Texas, the 10th-ranked Mountaineers needed every iota of their talent and waning energy but found the fortitude to outlast the Longhorns 74-72 on Saturday afternoon..." January 14

  • Texas guard Tevin Mack suspended indefinitely

    247 Sports "Texas sophomore guard Tevin Mack has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, per Texas officials. Mack currently leads Texas with 14.3 points per game in 31 minutes a contest. He's also averaging 4.8 rebounds. “We have a set of standards that we expect people in our..." January 12

  • Iowa State hangs on to defeat Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Deonte Burton scored 27 points and guard Monte Morris added 22 and 10 rebounds as the Iowa State Cyclones outlasted the Texas Longhorns 79-70 on Saturday in Big 12 Conference action at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Texas got as close as 68-65 on a jumper by Jarrett Allen with 3:42 to..." January 08

  • Mack's 27 points helps Texas outlast Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "Swingman Tevin Mack scored a career-high 27 points as the Texas Longhorns came from behind and outlasted Oklahoma State 82-79 on Wednesday in Big 12 Conference play at the Erwin Center. Guard Eric Davis, Jr. scored eight consecutive points for the Longhorns on a layup and two straight..." January 04

  • K-State holds off Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Kansas State converted 9 of 10 shots from the free-throw line in the final minute to hold off Texas 65-62 on Friday night at Bramlage Coliseum in the Big 12 Conference opener for both squads. Texas trailed by 13 with 7:23 remaining in the game, but a late flurry, including seven straight..." December 30