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  • Former Creighton forward Christian Bishop announces transfer to Texas

    The Athletic "Former Creighton center/forward Christian Bishop announced on social media Friday that he is transferring to Texas. Bishop, who averaged 11 points and 6.4 rebounds last season, is No. 12 on The Athletic’s best available college basketball transfers and high school recruits...." April 17

  • Chris Beard, Texas pick up commitment from Utah transfer Timmy Allen

    SI "New Texas Longhorns head coach Chris Beard has continued his impressive streak of rebuilding the Texas Longhorns basketball roster, landing a commitment from Utah Utes standout Timmy Allen. Allen announced his decision via his Twitter account, becoming the second impressive transfer..." April 14

  • Texas G Andrew Jones announces his return

    Burnt Orange Nation "New Texas Longhorns head coach Chris Beard received some more good news on Tuesday — in the minutes following the addition of Kentucky Wildcats point guard Devin Askew from the NCAA transfer portal, guard Andrew Jones announced his return to the..." April 13

  • Texas Hires Texas Tech's Chris Beard as Next Head Coach

    SI "Texas will hire Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard as its next head basketball coach, Jeff Goodman of Stadium reports.  Beard replaces Shaka Smart, who left Austin for the head coaching position at Marquette after a disappointing NCAA tournament exit against Abilene..." April 01

  • Nets assistant Royal Ivey interviews for Texas Longhorns men's basketball job

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Royal Ivey interviewed for the open Texas head-coaching position on Sunday, sources told ESPN. The interview was held on Zoom. Ivey was a key player on the Longhorns' 2003 Final Four team, before embarking on a 10-year NBA career. " March 29

  • Chris Beard is leading candidate for Texas job

    The Spun "After the year that the Texas basketball had, few expected the job to open. Shaka Smart made the pretty surprising decision to head up to his home state of Wisconsin and take the job at Marquette, ending what was a very up-and-down tenure in Austin. The..." March 28

  • Texas' 10 best candidates to replace Shaka Smart after his departure for Marquette

    Sporting News "Texas basketball always has seemed like an ideal job for someone seeking to coach Division I men’s basketball. There are high-major prospects in seemingly every neighborhood. There appears to be more money than contained in Citibank. The pressure to win exists, it just does not..." March 27

  • Kevin Durant stumps for Texas coaching candidate after departure of Shaka Smart

    Clutch Points "The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team needs a new head coach after Shaka Smart departed to take over the Marquette program on Friday. Former Texas freshman sensation and current Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant told Stadium’s Jeff Goodman the..." March 26

  • Marquette hiring Texas' Shaka Smart as head coach

    The Score "Marquette is closing in on a deal to make Texas' Shaka Smart the program's next head coach, sources told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. Smart has been the Longhorns' head coach since 2015, compiling a 109-86 record with three NCAA Tournament..." March 26

  • Myles Turner Upset After Call Cost Texas NCAA Tournament Win

    Black Sports Online "Myles Turner loves his Alma mater Texas and it sucks to see the men’s basketball team eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Albiene Christian Wildcats upset the the Longhorns 53-52 and Turner wasn’t happy about one call. The runner-up for DPOY went to..." March 21

  • No. 14 Abilene Christian pulls off major upset of No. 3 Texas

    CBS Sports "Saturday's first round NCAA Tournament action may have started a bit slow in terms of providing iconic upsets, but it sure ended with a bang, as No. 14 seed Abilene Christian upset No. 3 seed Texas 53-52. It was the first NCAA Tournament victory for the..." March 21

  • Kansas out of Big 12 Tournament after positive COVID-19 test, Texas advances to final

    CBS Sports "The Kansas basketball team has withdrawn from the Big 12 Tournament after it had a player test positive for COVID-19, a source told CBS Sports' Matt Norlander. The Jayhawks were scheduled to play Texas on Friday night in the league's semifinals. Texas will now..." March 12

  • No. 12 Texas at No. 9 Oklahoma men's basketball game postponed due to winter weather

    Yardbarker "The No. 12-ranked Texas Longhorns and No. 9-ranked Oklahoma Sooners just aren't meant to play each other this week.  Both Texas and Oklahoma confirmed that this week's men's basketball game between the two programs is indefinitely postponed due to..." February 17

  • Who are the title contenders from outside the top 10?

    CBS Sports "The past two national champions -- Virginia in 2019 and Villanova in 2018 -- ranked in the top five throughout February, cementing their status as title contenders during the regular season and morphing into somewhat predictable champions. But the past decade has seen some..." February 10

  • College basketball misery index: Michigan State continues to plummet; Texas falters

    USA Today "Losses for men's college basketball teams in February are bad for multiple reasons. For starters, the losses in conference play only hinder NCAA Tournament résumés — whether for seeding or inclusion. Most notably, they can signal  a lack of momentum..." February 05

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Texas' Shaka Smart says he had 'significant' COVID-19 symptoms

    Yahoo! Sports "Longhorns coach Shaka Smart will be back with No. 6 Texas when it takes on No. 2 Baylor on Tuesday night, having fully recovered from his bout with COVID-19. Smart, though, said that experience wasn’t fun — as he battled “significant”..." February 01

  • Kentucky Wildcats cancel basketball game vs. Texas Longhorns, pause team activities for 48 hours due to virus

    ESPN "Kentucky's men's basketball program is pausing team activities and the Wildcats' game against No. 5 Texas on Saturday has been canceled, the school announced Friday. The school will reevaluate in 48 hours whether the Wildcats can resume..." January 30

  • Saturday's Texas-Kentucky game canceled due to COVID-19

    247 Sports "Kentucky’s battle with Texas this weekend in the Big 12/SEC Challenge has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues for the Wildcats. Kentucky has been put on a 48-hour pause, according to the release the school sent out on Friday morning. “The Kentucky men’s basketball..." January 29

  • Finding the flaws for the top 10 national championship contenders

    CBS Sports "No college basketball team is perfect. Most of them have at least one flaw -- many of them more than one. But it takes just six consecutive wins to reach the pinnacle of college basketball in March Madness. It's all about minimizing blemishes, maximizing strengths, banding together for a..." January 27

  • Shaka Smart says he’s COVID-19 positive, status of Tuesday’s OU game unclear

    KXAN "Texas Longhorns basketball coach Shaka Smart says he tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation away from the team and his family, according to a post on his Twitter account. The Longhorns were expected to host Oklahoma on Tuesday following a week off due to COVID-19 issues at..." January 25

  • College basketball players who were snubbed from rankings

    CBS Sports "With 357 teams comprising Division I college basketball, there was only room for 0.28 players per team on our list of the sport's top 101 players that was published in November. Sure, the Ivy League and a couple other teams have since dropped out of the 2020-21 season, but when..." January 20

  • Texas Longhorns' Andrew Jones hits game-winner 3 years after leukemia diagnosis

    ESPN "Three years to the day of being diagnosed with leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones made a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left to give the No. 4 Longhorns' a 72-70 win over No. 14 West Virginia. Down by one in the final minute, Texas allowed West..." January 09