The Big 12's Final Four problem

Through the halfway point of the college basketball season, no conference in the country has looked stronger than the Big 12. The Big 12 has the No. 1 team in the country (Oklahoma), a former No. 1 still in the Top 10 (Kansas) and three more teams in the Top 15. In most of the bracket projections floating around the internet, all five of those teams are in line for Top 4 seeds. There...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa St.-Texas Preview

Iowa State's hot nonconference start hasn't translated into Big 12 play, and now the Cyclones are tasked with warming up on the road. After a rare home loss, 17th-ranked Iowa State looks to snap a cold stretch with a visit to Texas on Tuesday night. Iowa State (12-3, 1-2) opened the season 9-0, but two losses in three tight Big 12 games have left questions about the Cyclones'...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas center Cameron Ridley suffers fractured foot, out indefinitely

    Senior center Cameron Ridley of the Texas Longhorns suffered a fractured left foot over the weekend and is out indefinitely, the school announced on Monday per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas big man Cameron Ridley is out indefinitely with a fractured left foot, per release. Huge Big 12 news. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 28, 2015   The 22-year-old...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas C Cameron Ridley has broken foot, out indefinitely

Texas center Cameron Ridley has a broken foot and will be out indefinitely. Ridley’s injury was announced via a statement from the university and reported by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Ridley, a senior from Houston, is enjoying the best season of his college career in the Longhorns’ first year under coach Shaka Smart. He is averaging 12.7 points, 10...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas loses center Cameron Ridley to broken left foot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas center Cameron Ridley has a broken left foot and is out indefinitely. Ridley, a 6-foot-10, 290-pound senior, suffered the injury during practice Sunday. He will undergo surgery Tuesday. There is no timetable for his return, though coach Shaka Smart says he hopes to have Ridley back this season. Ridley averages 12.7 points a game, second best on the team...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn, Texas - Minus Big Men - Playing For Big Stakes

AUSTIN, Texas – UConn and Texas will be playing a high-stakes game on Tuesday night, and both will be without their "rim protectors." The Huskies will be playing their third game without Amida Brimah, who is out six to eight weeks with a broken finger. Now Texas has lost Cameron Ridley, its 6-10...
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
December 28, 2015

Game 6: Michigan vs. Texas Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (3-2) vs. Texas (2-2) Where: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas When: 7:00 p.m., November 27th, 2015 TV: AXS TV | What? How do I watch? Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 Before the tournament I wrote that Michigan needed to go 2-1 for this week in the Bahamas to be considered a success. After splitting its first two games against UConn and Charlotte...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas holds onto early lead, beats Washington 82-70

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Eric Davis Jr. had 15 points, Cameron Ridley added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Texas fended off a barrage of rallies to beat Washington 82-70 Thursday in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Javan Felix finished with 13 points. The win avenges Texas' six-point loss to Washington in the Longhorns' season-opener. Texas (2-2) plays the...
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November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Matthew Hamill. 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...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Longhorns rolls to win over Texas Tech in Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Isaiah Taylor kept dumping the ball into the post. Cameron Ridley kept finishing plays. Texas kept pulling away in a game that it desperately needed. Behind the inspired play of its flashy point guard and bruising forward, the seventh-seeded Longhorns put away Texas Tech 65-53 on Wednesday night to help its NCAA tournament hopes. "I thought Isaiah's demeanor...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas rolls to 65-53 win over Tech in Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Cameron Ridley had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kendal Yancy added 13 points and seventh-seeded Texas helped its NCAA tournament hopes with a 65-53 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament. Isaiah Taylor added 12 points and seven assists for the Longhorns (20-12), who can probably slide off the bubble and safely...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Longhorns Bench Goes Nuts After Cameron Ridley's Monster Dunk

Saturday's game against Kansas State was an important one for the Texas Longhorns. With an 18-12 record the team could not afford to lose another one if it wanted to have a chance of making it in to the Big Dance. The team certainly came to the court with plenty of passion and desire and it paid off with a 62-49 win.It wasn't just the guys on the court that showed some passion. Watch...
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March 07, 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

Texas Big Man Cameron Ridley Nearly Takes the Basket Down After Missing Power Dunk Against TCU

It may seem kind of strange, but from time to time players actually do miss dunks. Sometimes the end result is kind of funny. Other times it can still leave you impressed with the player. Take this missed dunk by Texas big man Cameron Ridley Wednesday night against TCU. He didn't score, but it is still  pretty clear that the 6'9' 285 pounder is a powerful dude.He must be to almost...
Via FatManWriting
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Myles Turner: Texas Basketball’s rising star

The college men’s basketball season is about halfway through, and that makes this a good time to look back and reflect on #17 Texas Basketball’s season so far. With a record of 14-4 (3-2 Big-12) the Longhorns sit fifth in arguably the strongest conference in college basketball. The Longhorn’s have a talented and deep roster that features many big men who harass teams on the...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Center Cameron Ridley Shows Off Some Power Against West Virginia

Texas Longhorns center Cameron Ridley is a very big man (6'9' and 285 pounds). He is the kind of man that football coaches have probably tried to recruit off of the basketball team each and every season. It will not be surprising if NFL coaches invite him in to camp (assuming the NBA is not in his future). Could you imagine your favorite team with a big, powerful tight end like him...
Via FatManWriting
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball loses their second straight against Oklahoma State

Texas Basketball left Stillwater defeated, the Longhorns lost 69-58 to Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have had a lot of recent success against the Longhorns winning five of the last six contests. The game was tied 28 all going into the second half, when Oklahoma State’s prolific scorers took over the game. These teams hang their hats on the defensive side off the ball, but it was...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Basketball seeks bounce back win against Rice

It’s the Texas Longhorns last game of 2014 as they welcome the Rice Owls to the Frank Erwin Center. Texas is looking to bounce back from a tough loss, and are 28 point favorites against the Owls. Texas Basketball looks to return to form before conference play begins January 3rd at Texas Tech. The Longhorns are coming of a stinging 74-71 defeat in overtime against the Stanford...
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Extends Rick Barnes Through 2018-19

Many would argue that Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has underachieved with the Longhorns, but the school has thrown its support behind him, extending his contract through the 2018-19 season. Barnes base pay will only go up a bit, but it looks like his seat has cooled off. BREAKING: #Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes gets 2 years added to contract. Deal runs through 18-19 season...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News names Cliff Alexander as No. 3 center

Sporting News tabbed Cliff Alexander as the No. 3 center in the upcoming 2014-15 season. Here’s what they had to say: 6-9, 240 pounds Freshman If you look up “power forward” in the dictionary, the picture you’ll see might look like Alexander. He has the ideal body and temperament for the position. So it may surprise you to see Alexander listed here, but with Joel Embiid gone...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Myles Turner Make Texas The Big 12 Favorite?

Myles Turner committed to Texas today in a televised ceremony on ESPNU, and naturally when something like that happens people immediately declared Texas the favorite in the Big 12. With the addition of @Original_Turner, @PaulBiancardi declares: “Texas just made themselves the favorite in the Big 12.” — Derek Volner (@DerekVolner) April 30, 2014 Big 12 co-favorite with Kansas...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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