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Texas hooks center James Banks for 2016

The Texas Longhorns addressed a major area of need on its roster going forward on Thursday, landing a verbal commitment from 6′-10″ center James Banks of La Lumiere School (IN). With Cameron Ridley, Prince Ibeh and Connor Lammert set to graduate from this year’s team, Shaquille Cleare was going to be the only big man on next …
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Shaka Smart’s style will bring an edge to Texas Basketball

To say that Texas Basketball’s play was a bit dull last season, would be an understatement. Frankly the Longhorn’s were uninspired for a majority of last season, and did not play up to their potential. This is why Rick Barnes doesn’t have a job, and why Shaka Smart is in his place. The Texas Athletic department hit a home run hiring Smart, here’s why. Shaka Smart’s impact...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas' Myles Turner isn't ready for the NBA

Myles Tuner has opted for the NBA draft after only a single season as a Texas Basketball player. Many believe Turner’s size and strength will make for a valuable big man in the near future. Has Turner played well enough for Texas to be considered by an NBA team. There’s no doubt someone will select him, but Turner would benefit supremely from another year in Texas. I will concede...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hooked 'em: Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

After 17 seasons Rick Barnes has been fired as Texas Basketball’s head coach. The decision comes after a mediocre 20-14 (8-10 Big-12) season including a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Steve Patterson, U.T.’s athletic director, made the call only a year after dismissing head football coach Mac Brown. Both men fired for eerily similar reasons they both had talented players, vast...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: The Texas Bench Went Absolutely Berserk After Cam Ridley Dunked On Someone

Texas leads Kansas State 54-45 in the second half of a game it needs to win in order to have a chance to make the NCAA Tournament. Cameron Ridley, the Longhorns junior big man, caught a pretty nasty alley-oop dunk moments ago, but the reaction of the Texas bench was even better than the jam itself. Anytime you can make a teammate fall over and look like he is going into convulsions...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball given a lifeline by #14 Baylor

Texas Basketball were desperate for a victory, after a frustrating battle against #14 Baylor, the Longhorns pulled through with a 61-59 win in overtime. This wasn’t an easy accomplishment by any stretch of the imagination. If not for Baylor’s lack of effective offense in the second half the Horns may have written this season off. Texas trailed by as many as nine points in the...
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ridley propels Texas past Texas Tech 67-64

Cameron Ridley made two free throws and big defensive play in the final 35 seconds, sending Texas to its first Big 12 win of the season Saturday night. Texas trailed by one when Ridley altered a shot and hustled down the floor for an offensive rebound before he was fouled. His two free throws put Texas ahead 65-64 with 31 seconds left. Texas Tech had a chance to win. Jaye Crockett...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bat divebombs court but cheerleaders save the day at Texas-Vanderbilt game

During Monday’s men’s basketball tilt between the Texas Longhorns and Vanderbilt Commodores, a bat made its terrifying presence felt at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The bat swooped down on and scared the bejeezus out Longhorns center Cameron Ridley (via But thankfully, as they are wont to do, cheerleaders saved the day as […]The post Bat divebombs court...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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