March 28, 1987 |
"Shucks!" That was how Texas Coach Jody Conradt explained her top-ranked Longhorns' 79-75 loss to Louisiana Tech last night in the second game of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament semifinal doubleheader at the Erwin Special Events Center. The loss brought an end to top-ranked Texas' one-year reign as national champion. If there is any team in the sport that can be play anywhere, anytime, in front of any crowd, it is the Techsters, and the fact that 15,303 mostly partisan Longhorns fans (312 no-shows)
March 1, 2001 |
With the Big 12 title already wrapped up, No. 7 Oklahoma had little to play for other than pride and a winning streak. Unfortunately for host Texas and its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Sooners decided both were important. Oklahoma hit its first five shots of the second half as the Sooners opened up a 12-point lead on their way to a 65-54 victory last night. Stacey Dales led the Sooners with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. The Sooners' 15th consecutive win may have dealt a serious blow to Texas' NCAA Tournament hopes.
January 3, 2006 |
Texas turned out to be too physical for Memphis. P.J. Tucker had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Daniel Gibson added 18 points as visiting, No. 15 Texas beat fourth-ranked Memphis yesterday, 69-58, snapping the Tigers' eight-game winning streak. Texas (11-2), ranked No. 2 for the first five polls of the season before consecutive losses, held Memphis (11-2) almost 30 points below its average. It was the Longhorns' third straight win after being blown out first by No. 1 Duke, then unranked Tennessee in Austin last month.
November 2, 2012
REMEMBER THAT exposure monstrosity that was going to separate Texas from those other top-feeders on the food chain? Well, upon further review, maybe not so much. Or at least not the way some envisioned when the Longhorns entered into a 20-year, $300 million partnership with - who else? - ESPN. Coach Mack Brown spends 6 hours a week taping six televison shows. And the first 30 minutes of practice also makes it on the air. Recruits see it. So do other teams. "I'm a solider," Brown said recently, when asked about the partnership.
January 18, 2006 |
Brad Buckman seems to have great recuperative powers. Buckman recovered from his latest leg injury - which forced him out of the Villanova game - to collect 16 points and nine rebounds as No. 5 Texas beat visiting Texas Tech, 80-46, last night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the Longhorns, (15-2, 3-0 Big 12), who have won seven straight. Buckman, who left in the first half of Saturday's 58-55 win over Villanova, has missed four games this season because of various hip, calf and ankle injures.
February 9, 2010 |
Marcus Morris scored 18 points to lead top-ranked Kansas to an 80-68 victory over 14th-ranked Texas last night in Austin, Texas. The Jayhawks easily handled an opponent that a few weeks ago was supposed to challenge them for the Big Twelve title. Kansas (23-1 overall, 9-0 league) outmuscled and outhustled the Longhorns (19-5, 5-4) in just about every way, holding the top-scoring team in the conference to 37 percent shooting and scoring 27 points off 17 turnovers. Freshman J'Covan Brown scored 28 points for the Longhorns, who have lost five of their last seven games after gaining the first No. 1 ranking in school history a month ago. Butler 62, Loyola of Chicago 47 - Matt Howard scored 20 points to send 18th-ranked Butler past Loyola of Chicago in Indianapolis.
March 24, 1990 |
Their explosive, come-from-behind, 102-89 wipeout of Xavier was in its final minute Thursday night and Longhorns were hugging Longhorns and double- high-fiving everyone in sight. With 18 seconds left, Texas coach Tom Penders allowed guard Travis Mays a well-deserved curtain call, to a thunderous ovation from 16,413 Southwest Conference fans at Reunion Arena. Mays's backcourt mate, 6-4 Lance Blanks, was waiting at courtside for Mays. Blanks, who had fouled out with 54 seconds left, picked up Mays and hugged him the way you would an overstuffed trash bag and did a few 360s.
February 12, 2008 |
Damion James scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the second half, and No. 11 Texas upset visiting Kansas, which is ranked third, 72-69, last night. James missed most of the first half with foul trouble, then provided the muscle the Longhorns (20-4, 7-2 Big 12) needed to counter the Jayhawks' size and strength under the basket. James finished with 14 points. Connor Atchely led Texas with 16 points and A.J. Abrams added 14 points. Darrell Arthur scored 22 to lead the Jayhawks (23-2, 8-2)
January 3, 2009 |
Dexter Pittman set career highs with 21 points and 11 rebounds, leading eighth-ranked Texas to a 78-43 victory over Appalachian State last night in Austin, Texas. Pittman scored the final seven Texas points of the first half and the first six of the second as the Longhorns (11-2) went on a 19-2 run to take a 44-23 lead with 14 minutes, 58 seconds left in the game. Kellen Brand led the Mountaineers (5-5) with 12 points. Syracuse 59, South Florida 54 - Jonny Flynn made a key jumper with two minutes to go and Eric Devendorf hit two free throws in the closing seconds, helping 13th-ranked Syracuse (14-1, 2-0 Big East)
December 17, 2004 |
Jamie Carey scored a career-high 30 points to lead No. 4 Texas to a 79-54 victory over North Texas last night in Denton, Texas. Tiffany Jackson added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Longhorns (5-2), who are 9-0 all-time against North Texas. The Longhorns, who trailed by 34-31 at halftime, opened the second half with a 14-4 run to take a 45-38 lead with 10 minutes, 50 seconds left. Texas dominated the rest of the game. Mia Ajekwu led North Texas (4-4) with 16 points.