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...
Michigan and Texas are set to battle for a trip to the Sweet 16 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on CBS with Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel and Lewis Johnson handling broadcasting duties.
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NCAA 2014: Michigan vs. Texas Preview
MILWAUKEE — Derrick Walton has seen his share of talented and experienced point guards during his freshman season. Michigan has faced off against the likes of DeAndre Kane, Ian Miller, Quinn Cook, Chasson Randle, TJ McConnell, Keith Appling, Yogi Ferrell and Aaron Craft.
Early in the season, Walton lost those head-to-head battles with experienced lead guards consistently...
Who: No. 2 Michigan (26-8, 14-3 B1G) vs. No. 7 Texas (24-10, 11-7 Big 12)
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
When: 5:15 p.m., Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, 92 Sirius, 191 XM
Michigan and Texas are two of the four youngest teams in the NCAA tournament, but the similarities stop there. There won’t be many...
In Texas’ last five losses, coach Rick Barnes has watched starting guards Javan Felix and Isaiah Taylor struggle.
He may not be as patient against Arizona State in Thursday’s opening NCAA Tournament matchup. Barnes hinted that Felix and Taylor could be on a short lease.
“This time of year, you got to be doing it or we got to advance [to someone else],” Barnes said. “Right...
The Texas Longhorns won Wednesday night, and did so in perfectly acceptable fashion. They didn't dominate the worst team in the Big 12, but they never let TCU threaten them, either.
After an uneventful 66-54 victory in front of 6,748 fans at the Erwin Center, however, it was fair to wonder whether the Longhorns were still trending upward. After four ugly losses in their previous...
Isaiah Taylor supplied 21 points as the host Longhorns secured a victory over the Horned Frogs, who still haven't won in 2014.
Texas (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) had lost three of its previous four games, but overcame mediocre shooting from the field (39.3 percent) and 3-point line (2-of-16) in this one. The Longhorns, who entered ranked fourth in the country in rebounding, held a 48...
Behind 21 points from Isaiah Taylor and the third-straight double-double from Cameron Ridley, Texas held off TCU 66-54 in its final home game of the season.
Javan Felix made 7-of-9 from 3-point range en route to 21 points as the Longhorns held off a late rally from the visiting Bears.
Cameron Ridley added 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) and Jonathan Holmes had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Isaiah Taylor had 13 points and seven assists and hit a pair of late free throws to seal the win...
Late plays by Isaiah Taylor and Cameron Ridley allowed Texas to hold off a late Baylor charge and win 74-69, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Cameron Ridley had 20 points and 10 rebounds and made a big defensive play with a block in the final minute as No. 24 Texas held on to beat Baylor 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Javan Felix scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Texas, which led by 18 points in the first half but saw Baylor pull within one late.
Isaiah Taylor scored 13 points for the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big 12)...
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February 26, 2014
After having the Big 12 title all but slip away with a pair of ugly road losses, Texas is hoping to regain its focus and extend its winning ways at home.
That could be a difficult task as it faces resurgent Baylor, which is on the cusp of its longest Big 12 winning streak in 16 years.
The 24th-ranked Longhorns look to avoid a season-worst third straight loss with their seventh...
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February 25, 2014
The Kansas Jayhawks played one of their best games of the season last night, as they got revenge on Texas with an 85-54 win in Allen Fieldhouse. Let’s take a look at how the Jayhawks were able to get it done:
1. Getting to the foul line/ not fouling: While Texas out scored Kansas 30-13 at the free throw line during the first game between the two teams, the foul calls were essentially...
Texas was, in a word, dominant against Kansas in their last meeting in Austin. The Longhorns controlled the game from the word go and never gave Jayhawk Nation any hope of a comeback. Their bigs were to big, their guards too fast, their defense too stout. Now, Kansas has a chance to atone for the shellacking that Texas dished out as the burnt orange come into Allen Fieldhouse to...
Texas coach Rick Barnes thought the Longhorns weren't tough enough early or smart enough late to beat Iowa State.
But missing 47 shots is what really killed Texas against the Cyclones.
Melvin Ejim scored 25 points and DeAndre Kane added 22 to help No. 17 Iowa State beat 19th-ranked Texas 85-76 on Tuesday night for its fifth victory in six games.
Georges Niang had 20 points...
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February 18, 2014
West Virginia came to Texas on a roll, surging upward in the Big 12 as perhaps the most dangerous team to play over the second half of the conference season.
The Mountaineers ran into a Longhorns team that has been the surprise of the season and just now seems to be hitting its stride on both ends of the court.
Javan Felix scored 18 points and No. 19 Texas used another impressive...
Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and No. 15 Texas rallied in the second half to beat TCU 59-54 on Tuesday night and extend its winning streak to seven games.
Holmes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:41 remaining, and the Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) held off the Horned Frogs with several key offensive rebounds in the final 2 minutes.
The last week of college basketball featured a ton of upsets, a couple big-time performances, and one of the best games of the year. Check out the this week’s installment of TCT’s weekly awards, where I breakdown the top players, and the biggest story lines from the past week of college hoops:
Player of the Week: G Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
Kilpatrick has spent most of his...
With four straight wins over ranked opponents to its name, Texas is one of the nation's hottest teams.
TCU doesn't figure to pose much of a threat to the 15th-ranked Longhorns' hot stretch as the Horned Frogs continue to dwell at the bottom of the Big 12 standings.
Texas seeks its eighth consecutive victory in the series as it visits TCU on Tuesday night.
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February 03, 2014
Don't crown sixth-ranked Kansas as Big 12 champions just yet. There's another team with serious designs on winning the title.
And surprise, surprise: It's the surging Texas Longhorns.
Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and No. 25 Texas beat the Jayhawks 81-69 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
Texas, which lost its top four scorers from...
Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and No. 25 Texas rolled over No. 6 Kansas 81-69 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
Texas, which lost its top four scorers from last year's 16-18 squad, has been the surprise of the Big 12. The Longhorns have four consecutive wins over Top 25 opponents and now sit in second place after dominating a team that had...
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February 01, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and No. 25 Texas rolled over No. 6 Kansas 81-69 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory.
Texas, which lost its top four scorers from last year's 16-18 squad, has been the surprise of the Big 12. The Longhorns have four consecutive wins over Top 25 opponents and now sit in second place after dominating...
WACO — Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points as Texas grabbed a big road win over a ranked team with a 74-60 win at Baylor.
For the first time in Texas basketball history, the Longhorns have beaten a ranked opponent in three-straight games after their 74-60 win over No. 24 Baylor.
Texas (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) won with decided advantage inside, punishing the Bears with aggressive drives to the basket and dogged effort around the hoop. Baylor (13-6, 1-5 Big 12) had a poor shooting night — 32 percent from...
Texas freshman guard Isaiah Taylor scored a career-high 27 points and the Longhorns stretched their winning streak to five games with a 74-60 victory over slumping No. 24 Baylor on Saturday.
The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) have won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time in school history.
Gary Franklin had 14 points and Taurean Prince added 12 for Baylor...
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January 25, 2014