Red River rivals have been Big 12 hoops surprise

Texas wasn't supposed to have enough talent without have All-Name teamers Ioannis Papapetrou and Myck Kabongo, who could be key pieces on this year's team. Oklahoma lost its top three scorers: Romero Osby, Steven Pledger and Amath M'Baye. It didn't return anyone who averaged double-digit scoring a year ago and couldn't rely on NBA talent to reload like Kansas...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

#82 Texas Longhorns: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sources: Olympiacos Signs Ioannis Papapetrou

Olympiacos BC has signed Ioannis Papapetrou to a five-year deal worth approximately $2 million, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Papapetrou averaged 8.3 points and 4.4 rebounds as a freshman for the Texas Longhorns last season. Papapetrou recently played for the Greek national team at the U-20 European Championships.
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Longhorns' Papapetrou turns pro

The talent drain from the Texas men's basketball program continues. The Longhorns confirmed Tuesday that sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou has signed with Greek professional club Olympiacos. Olympiacos says it signed Papapetrou to a five-year contract. In a statement, Longhorns coach Rick Barnes said the teams and its fans ''need to be happy for Papi and his family...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Greek club says it has signed Texas F Papapetrou

Greek professional basketball club Olympiacos says it has signed Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou to a five-year contract. Olympiacos announced the deal on the team website Tuesday. A Texas spokesman declined comment and said Longhorns coach Rick Barnes was trying to reach Papapetrou. Papapetrou is an Athens native who would have been Texas' top returning scorer next season...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Harrison’s in, Papi’s Out – Tuesday Player Updates

  Important news came down today involving two University of Texas student-athletes, news that affects the football and basketball programs. First, the good news. Desmond Harrison, the 6-10, 308 lb. offensive tackle and JUCO transfer is back on the field, practicing with the team. After missing two weeks of practice due to Brigham Young University’s decision to de-certify an independent...
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Papapetrou Signs With Olympiacos

Texas forward Ioannis Papapetrou shocked the Longhorn basketball program on Tuesday when he signed with Greek power Olympiacos, just one day before he was set to report back to Austin.
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ioannis Papapetrou Signs in Europe

Texas was already going to be in trouble this season. They have had to deal with Sheldon McLellan transferring to Miami and Julien Lewis transferring to Fresno State, losing Myck Kabongo to the NBA Draft, and in the process losing the three best players off a team that was pretty bad to begin with, finishing 7th in the 10 team Big 12. Now Texas is losing Sophomore to be Ioannis...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Horns Hoops Land First Commit for 2014, St Louis’ Jordan Barnett

The first one for Rick Barnes and Texas hoops in 2014 is a big one. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Horns men’s basketball program garnered their first commit of the 2014 class today, only months from Signing Day. ESPN 100 forward Jordan Barnett from St Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers College) gave  Barnes his pledge, per Austin American Statesman’s Mark Rossner...
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Papapetrou Leads Greece to Fifth at Euros

Texas sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou ended his strong U-20 performance on a high note, scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds as Greece took fifth place in the U-20 European Championship.
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Papapetrou Off To Hot Start

Texas sophomore forward Ioannis Papapetrou has made the most of his opportunity in the Under-20 European Championships, leading Greece to an early 2-0 record.
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas takes out tumbling Baylor

Sheldon McClellan scored 23 points off the bench Texas and beat sinking Baylor 79-70 Monday night, sending the Bears to their eighth loss in 11 games. Baylor, which fell a game short of the Final Four two of the last three seasons, came in needing to make a late push to improve its NCAA tournament chances this year but fell flat against Texas (14-16, 6-11 Big 12), having its worst...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kabongo leads Longhorns past Baylor, 79-70

Photo: jrandallc AUSTIN — Sheldon McClellan has been trying to tell you. Most of you haven’t listened. Scott Drew sure did. McClellan went for a game-high 23 points and the duo of Myck Kabongo and Ioannis Papapetrou combined for 37 points, as the Texas Longhorns beat Baylor 79-70. Texas ended a 17-game hoops losing streak (Men’s and Women’s) to Baylor in the process. Texas...
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas too much for TCU, 68-59

FORT WORTH  – Connor Lammert is growing up this year. The freshman from San Antonio scored 13 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and tipped in the go-ahead basket, as Texas defeated TCU, 68-59 in Big-12 play on Tuesday for the Longhorns’ first road win of the season. Ioannis Papapetrou knocked down three triples and led the Longhorns with 15. Myck Kabongo scored 12 points...
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Longhorns beat Iowa State 89-86 in double overtime

Photo: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports In Myck Kabongo’s first game back since serving a 23 game suspension, the Longhorns (11-13) managed to outlast Iowa State (16-8) in Austin, winning a hard-fought battle against the Cyclones 89-86.  Texas trailed Iowa State 71-68 with 2 seconds left in regulation, but Ioannis Papapetrou nailed a 3-point jumper to tie the score at 71,...
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Longhorns hammer TCU 60-43

Texas (10-11) desperately needed a win after a poor performance against Kansas State last week in Manhattan.  Riding a 13 point, 9 rebound effort from freshman Ioannis Papapetrou, that’s exactly what they got in the 60-43 win over the Horned Frogs.  Sheldon McClellan dumped in 15 points for the Longhorns, leading all scorers in the team’s second win in conference play.  Texas...
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas 60, TCU 43

Just when Texas seems to need it most, the Big 12 schedule serves up the only teams struggling as bad - or worse - than the Longhorns are. No matter. At this stage of a desperate season, every win feels good just because it's not another loss. Ioannis Papapetrou scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Texas over TCU 60-43 Saturday night, as the Longhorns earned just...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas 73, Texas Tech 57

Julien Lewis scored 18 points and Texas ended a five-game losing streak in the Big 12 with a 73-57 win over Texas Tech on Saturday night. Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points and Demarcus Holland 11 for the Longhorns (9-10, 1-5), who got their first win since Dec. 29 and ended their worst losing streak in the Big 12 since the conference began play in the 1996-97 season. Sheldon...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas 70, Texas-Arlington 54

Julien Lewis scored 18 points and Ioannis Papapetrou added 17 as Texas defeated Texas-Arlington 70-54 Saturday. Lewis converted 6 of 10 3-pointers and the Longhorns (5-2) won their third straight game. Jordan Reves led Texas-Arlington (3-2) with 15 points but the Mavericks posted their lowest score of the season. UT-Arlington has never beaten Texas in eight attempts. Texas led...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Longhorns Upset by Division II Chaminade in EA Sports Maui Invitational 86-73

The Longhorns were upset in Maui by Chaminade 86-73. Photo: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE Rick Barnes’ team as a whole is young by all accounts and a very young starting five took the court tonight against the Chaminade Silverswords tonight in Maui.  Freshmen Javan Felix, Ioannis Papapetrou and Prince Ibeh all started and sophmores Sheldon McClellan and Jonathan Holmes rounded out...
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas 69, Coppin St. 46

Sheldon McClellan scored 25 points as Texas jumped out to an early lead and never trailed during a 69-46 victory over Coppin State on Monday night in a Maui Invitational opening-round game. The Longhorns (2-0) used a stifling defense to overcome 26 turnovers and 55 percent free-throw shooting. Coppin State (0-2) shot just 25.5 percent from the floor and made only 14 field goals...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas beats Coppin State 69-36

The Longhorns won their second consectuive game tonight as they beat Coppin State 69-46 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.  Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns in scoring with 25, and freshman Ioannis Papapetrou dumped in 10 points and 9 rebounds.  The Texas defense was stellar against the Eagles, holding Fang Mitchell’s team to just 25.5% from the [...]
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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