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

Basketball

Texas starting out quickly, focusing on strong finishes

Dan Hurwitz February 16, 2011

Texas has had little difficulty getting off to fast starts in recent games. Since trailing by as much as 15 points in the first half against Kansas on Jan. 22 and by 11 at halftime of that game,...

Freshman Joseph quietly leading Longhorns

Will Anderson February 16, 2011

Freshman guard Cory Joseph is known as the quietest player on the team, so when he steps up and makes a statement, it tends to get noticed — even if he isn’t speaking with his mouth. Two...

Team hesitant of No. 1 ranking with six games left in Big 12 play

Dan Hurwitz February 14, 2011

Who would not want to be considered the best at what they do? “We don’t want No. 1,” said Texas forward Jordan Hamilton after Saturday’s 69-60 win against Baylor. “I...

Texas makes it 10 straight in the Big 12

Will Anderson February 13, 2011

After hitting the first of two free throws with 24 seconds to play, Gary Johnson stepped off the line, raised his hand into the air flashed a “Hook ‘Em” sign to the sellout crowd at...

Senior guard Balbay still setting tone for defense

Will Anderson February 11, 2011

These Longhorns (21-3) have no respect for records — at least losing ones. By beating Oklahoma on Wednesday night, they swept the two-game season series against the Sooners for the first time...

Texas tops OU to remain undefeated

Dan Hurwitz February 10, 2011

The cold weather outside in Norman only translated to cold shooting for Oklahoma. Texas once again shut down the Sooners 68-52 — a game in which the Longhorns never trailed. Texas now has...

Nebraska hits wall in final Big 12 season

Will Anderson February 9, 2011

In their final Big 12 season, the Cornhuskers are third to last in the conference and have lost three of their last four games. Nebraska started the season 13-2 until stumbling into league competition. “I...

Texas finding groove as favorable schedule nears

Dan Hurwitz February 9, 2011

Texas began the season outside The Associated Press Top 25. The Longhorns were picked to finish third in the Big 12 preseason poll. In short, neither the media nor league coaches expected Texas...

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...

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