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

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

The impressive and unlikely tournament run by Texas came to an end Tuesday night against No.1 seed South Carolina.  Texas tried to fight back from a double-digit deficit for most of the game but fell...

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

Before the 2021 NCAA Tournament, rampant inconsistency and inexperience hindered head coach Vic Schaefer’s ability to establish his culture at Texas during a COVID-affected year. The Longhorns entered...

Perseverance, stellar defense boost Longhorn women’s basketball past Maryland in 64-61 upset

Perseverance, stellar defense boost Longhorn women’s basketball past Maryland in 64-61 upset

Tong Vu March 29, 2021

The No. 6-seed Texas Longhorns shocked the women’s college basketball world Sunday night with an upset of No. 2-seed Maryland 64-61, sending the Longhorns to their first Elite Eight appearance since...

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Shaka Smart leaving Texas after 6 seasons as head coach

Matthew Boncosky March 26, 2021

Men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart is leaving Texas after six years as head coach, according to numerous reports from ESPN, the Austin-American Statesman, CBS Sports and others. Smart, who had...

Looking back at Texas men’s basketball senior class: Defining moments for Coleman, Febres, Hamm, Sims

Looking back at Texas men’s basketball senior class: Defining moments for Coleman, Febres, Hamm, Sims

Riley Glenn March 26, 2021

Senior center Jericho Sims throws it down in a Jan. 25, 2020 game against LSU. The big man from Minnesota has had his fair share of highlight-reel dunks in his four-year career as a Longhorn. The Texas...

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Texas’ resilience secures big win over UCLA to move on to Sweet Sixteen

Taylor Hawthorne March 25, 2021

The No. 6-seed Texas women’s basketball team came into Wednesday night’s contest against No. 3-seed UCLA with a disappointing 1–5 record against AP Top 25 opponents.  The Longhorns...

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Who’s running it back?: Looking ahead at Texas men’s basketball roster going into 2021-2022 season

Nathan Han March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Heading into the 2020-2021 season, the Texas men’s basketball team was returning every single player from the year...

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Shaka Smart’s future with Texas in jeopardy after another NCAA first-round exit

Matthew Boncosky March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Questions surrounding the future of Shaka Smart, Texas men’s head basketball coach, are swirling once again...

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Longhorns look forward to second chance at Big 12 tournament after year of cancellations

Matthew Boncosky March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   For the second consecutive year, the Texas men’s basketball team is gearing up for a postseason run amid...

Collier, Warren lead Longhorns’ to round of 32 with impressive 81-62 victory over Bradley

Tong Vu March 23, 2021

The No. 6 seed Texas women’s basketball team stifled No. 11 Bradley’s upset bid from the opening tip Monday night, cruising to an 81-62 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The...

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Sarkisian discusses quarterback uncertainty, growing pains ahead of Longhorns’ first spring practice

Carter Yates March 23, 2021

For redshirt sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson and the rest of the 2018 recruiting class, Texas is starting its offseason practices with new coordinators for a third straight year, something first-year...

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Texas suffers shocking 53-52 upset loss to No. 14 Abilene Christian in NCAA Tournament

Nathan Han March 21, 2021

If the Texas basketball season was a movie, winning the Big 12 tournament would have been the Longhorns’ happy ending in a rollercoaster season of ups and downs. Instead, the season ended on the...