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

Coach Rodney Terry during Texas game against HCU on Dec. 9, 2023.

Breaking down Bracketology: Texas’ chances of going back to NCAA tournament

Katie Borchetta, Sports Desk Editor February 6, 2024

With only nine games remaining in conference play and Texas basketball sitting at 4–5, the question arises of whether it will be a contender for the NCAA tournament.  The March Madness bracket is...

Texas alumni hug as the buzzer sounds to end the game against Kansas State on Sunday. The Longhorns defeated the #2 ranked Wildcats 61-54.

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball defense shows up, upsets No. 2 Kansas State

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 4, 2024

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball defeats No. 2 Kansas State 61-54 in front of a loud Moody Center crowd. 8,325 fans showed up to support the top 25 matchup. “The student section, y’all were lit,”...

Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas play during Texas game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

Abmas’ late-game heroics lead Texas to road win over TCU

JT Bowen, Senior Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

Tied at 64 with just under four minutes to play, Texas found itself going down to the wire once again.  Having seen an 11-point halftime lead erased, more often than not the Longhorns have come out...

Senior guard Shay Holle shoots the ball against the OU Sooners on Jan. 24. The Longhorns fell to the Sooners 91-87.

Texas women’s basketball signees Justice Carlton, Jordan Lee named for 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 2, 2024

Texas women’s basketball signees Justice Carlton and Jordan Lee are among the top 24 players in the country selected to compete in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game. Carlton and Lee are the No....

Dillon Mitchell dunks during Texas game against Houston on Feb. 1.

Texas-TCU preview

JT Bowen, Senior Sports Reporter February 2, 2024

Ahead of Texas men’s basketball’s road game against TCU, The Daily Texan sat down with Ian Napetian of TCU 360 to discuss the upcoming matchup. Coming off Texas men’s basketball’s heartbreaking...

Senior guard Shay Holle shoots the ball against the OU Sooners on Jan. 24. The Longhorns fell to the Sooners 91-87.

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball gets 20th win of season on the road

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 2, 2024

A month after Baylor ended Texas women’s basketball’s undefeated streak in the Longhorns’ first game without junior guard Rori Harmon, the now No. 12 Texas defeated No. 13 Baylor in Waco 67-55. Junior...

Forward Dillon Mitchell looks for Max Abmas play during Texas game against Houston on Monday. Texas lost in overtime 76-72.

Texas crumbles in overtime against No. 4 Houston after an earlier comeback

Katie Borchetta, General Sports Reporter January 30, 2024

Despite what seemed to be its best effort, Texas basketball took another hit after a close but heart-breaking loss to No. 4 Houston 76-72 at home in overtime.  Tied 65-65 with 21.9 seconds left, neither...

Guard Chendall Weaver defends the Texas basket during the game against the University of Central Florida on Jan. 17.

Texas basketball’s Chendall Weaver leans into his role in Big 12 play

Katie Borchetta, Senior Sports Reporter January 29, 2024

With the Texas basketball season well underway, sophomore guard Chendall Weaver has made himself a more prominent force, and fans are beginning to notice. The 6-foot-3-inch guard from Mansfield is a...

Guard Shaylee Gonzales during Texas game against Cincinnati on Saturday. The Horns won 67-50.

Texas veterans lead the way in win against Cincinnati

Emmanuel Ramirez, General Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

Just three days ago, the Texas Longhorns fell to rival Oklahoma in a tightly contested game. After that game, head coach Vic Schaefer questioned his team’s effort. In response, the Longhorns dominated...

Graduate student guard Max Abmas keeps the ball from his opponent on Nov. 10, 2023 against Delaware State. Abmas scored 19 points.

Defensive errors lead to Texas basketballs crumbling in a hostile BYU away game

Katie Borchetta, Senior Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

Texas basketball yet again proved to be an inferior squad in the second half after blowing the initially close match up to No. 21 BYU 84-72 Saturday in Provo, Utah. The Longhorns, now 3–4 in conference...

Head Coach Rodney Terry after Texas win against Baylor on Jan. 20, 2024.

Texas men’s basketball midseason recap: Longhorns on the up-and-up

JT Bowen, Senior Sports Reporter January 25, 2024

Sitting at 14–5 overall, Texas’ 2023-24 campaign has been an up-and-down experience — but zooming out and slotting it into what’s been a roller coaster of a year for the program helps to explain...

Photo Gallery: Womens Basketball vs OU

Photo Gallery: Women’s Basketball vs OU

Manoo Sirivelu, Associate Photo Editor January 25, 2024

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