Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Brown’s clutch shooting merits nickname from fellow players

Will Anderson February 8, 2011

Whether he wants it or not, J’Covan Brown has earned a nickname in the locker room. “All my teammates call me Big Shot, I don’t know why,” Brown said. “It’s from...

Tech’s second-half charge offers learning experience

Will Anderson February 7, 2011

There wasn’t much doubt as to the outcome of Saturday night’s game versus Texas Tech as the final seconds ticked off the clock. The Longhorns led by as much as 17 in the last four minutes. But...

Texas rolls to eighth straight Big 12 victory

Will Anderson February 6, 2011

Defensive efficiency is no longer a goal for Texas — it’s an expectation. The third-ranked Longhorns (20-3, 8-0 Big 12) held their fifth consecutive opponent to under 40 percent shooting...

Former Longhorn Aldridge left out of 2011 NBA All-Star game

Trey Scott February 4, 2011

Despite playing on a team depleted by injuries, former Texas star LaMarcus Aldridge has kept the Portland Trail Blazers afloat this year with his strong play. His efforts, though, were not enough...

Barnes loves the lockdown

Will Anderson and Dan Hurwitz February 4, 2011

The best place to start when holding a team below its scoring average: the best player. Shutting down opponents’ top scorers has been a major factor in Texas starting Big 12 competition 7-0. In...

New kids on the block

Chris Hummer February 3, 2011

Gaze onto the court at Covington Middle School in southwest Austin on a Sunday afternoon, and you will see something a little strange: Ten fourth and fifth graders play a full-length game of basketball...

Former Kansas consultant could face 20 years for ticket scandal

Andy Lutz February 2, 2011

Turns out the 69-game home winning streak that the Longhorns snapped two weekends ago at Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse was not the only major loss that occurred on the Lawrence campus in January. Thomas...

Toros looking to sneak into playoffs

Trey Scott February 1, 2011

Just a few minutes into Saturday’s game against New Mexico, and the Austin Toros were already down big. Maybe it was the early noon start time, or maybe the Toros were tired from the beating...

College friends adjusting to different roles on team

Nick Cremona February 1, 2011

As he waited for his former college roommate Marcus Cousin to finish showering after Saturday’s 105-103 overtime win against New Mexico, newly acquired Austin Toros guard Aubrey Coleman stressed...

Hill leads charge off bench, reserves secure win for another rout of Aggies

Will Anderson February 1, 2011

All the usual stars showed up for Texas on Monday night — Jordan Hamilton scored a game-high 20 points, Tristan Thompson added 10 points and five boards and Cory Joseph scored 11 — but for...

Horns handle A&M second time around in easy road victory

Dan Hurwitz February 1, 2011

COLLEGE STATION — As the few Longhorn fans at Reed Arena snuck down to seats directly behind the Texas bench, senior Gary Johnson turned around with a huge smile and responded to the “Texas...

Student spirit challenged by lack of ‘O-Zone’ seats

Trey Scott January 31, 2011

One of the many songs on the warm-up playlist blasting inside the Frank Erwin Center before basketball games is J. Cole’s “Higher,” in which he croons, “Come here, I’m...