Latest Texas Longhorns men's basketball News

Miner leader: Golding new UTEP coach after leading ACU upset

Apr. 14, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Joe Golding was introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at UTEP after a decade at Abilene Christian that included an upset victory over Texas in the first round of this season’s NCAA Tournament. No. 14 seed Abilene...

Texas two-step: Baylor, Houston reunite in the Final Four

Apr. 02, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Somebody will be doing a joyful Texas two-step after Baylor and Houston meet Saturday night in the Final Four. It could be Bears coach Scott Drew, who built his now-mighty program from the ashes of one of the worst scandals in sports history. Led by...

Beard goes home to try to get Texas where he took Texas Tech

Apr. 02, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

Chris Beard insists that it was the most difficult decision in his life to return to his alma mater at Texas after a successful, five-season run at Big 12 rival Texas Tech that included an overtime loss in the national championship game played two years ago. Beard is...

Chris Beard leaving Texas Tech for Texas to replace Smart

Apr. 01, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas snatched Chris Beard away from Big 12 rival Texas Tech to revive a men's basketball program starved for postseason success. By bolting to Austin, its seems Beard left some rough feelings out on the high plains of the Lone Star State. ...

Texas Tech athletic director says men's basketball coach Chris Beard has informed him he is taking the Texas job

Apr. 01, 2021 17:18 PM EDT
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech athletic director says men's basketball coach Chris Beard has informed him he is taking the Texas job.

Shaka Smart back home, eager to revitalize Marquette hoops

Mar. 29, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shaka Smart acknowledges he’s happy to return to his home state but says that isn’t necessarily the reason he decided to leave Texas for Marquette. “I grew up about an hour from here,” Smart said Monday at his introductory news conference, three...

Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette's program

Mar. 26, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a frustrating six-year stint at Texas in which he never quite lived up to lofty expectations, Shaka Smart is returning to his home state and starting over at Marquette. Marquette officially announced Friday that it had hired Smart to replace Steve...

Texas upset again as Smart fails to recapture March glory

Mar. 21, 2021 04:27 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shaka Smart pulled off one of the most memorable Cinderella runs in NCAA Tournament history, taking VCU from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011. But as Texas coach, Smart is 0-3 in three tournament appearances during his six seasons. Twice his...

Texas stunner: No. 14 Abilene Christian ousts 'Horns 53-52

Mar. 21, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Pleasant slowed his breath and calmed himself. In the most pressure-packed moment of his college career, the Abilene Christian junior forward was perfect on two free throws from a spot where he'd struggled in the past. When...

The Latest: Every seed except 16 has a team in second round

Mar. 21, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ___ 12:50 a.m. Abilene Christian’s win over Texas means each seed line from 1 through 15 in this NCAA Tournament will have at least...