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

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Texas basketball uses 17-0 run to power past Iowa State

Nathan Han March 3, 2021

Texas started off March on the right note. Head coach Shaka Smart dialed up full-court pressure early in Ames, Iowa, and his defense didn’t disappoint, holding Iowa State scoreless for six minutes...

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Third quarter mishaps make last quarter rally difficult as Texas loses 64-57 against Baylor

Taylor Hawthorne March 2, 2021

Texas had hope in the first half of play against No. 6 Baylor on Monday night. With a two-point deficit going into halftime, the defense gave the Longhorns a fighting chance to take control of the game.  Then,...

Trying to understand Texas’ February woes? Look no further than Baylor

Nathan Han March 2, 2021

Baylor’s recent struggles after multiple postponements due to COVID-19 are a stark reminder to Longhorn fans just how devastating time away from the court can be for a college basketball team. The...

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Focus, execution key in Texas women’s basketball matchup against Baylor

Taylor Hawthorne March 1, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been reflected to show that Texas will play No. 7 Baylor in Austin, not in Waco. The Texan regrets this error. The Texas women’s basketball team doesn’t...

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Late rally boosts Oklahoma past Texas in Saturday thriller

Tong Vu February 28, 2021

The Sooners never led in regulation. They even trailed by as many as 12 with four minutes to go.  But a late, relentless effort by a shorthanded Oklahoma team resulted in a thrilling 68-63 Sooners...

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Texas comeback falls short as Longhorns lose to Red Raiders 68-59

Nathan Han February 27, 2021

The Texas offense was anything but pretty in Saturday’s game against Texas Tech. For the first nine minutes of the second half, the Longhorns didn’t score a field goal until a rare 3-point...

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Defense propels Texas over Kansas 61-52

Taylor Hawthorne February 25, 2021

The defensive identity for the Texas women’s basketball team has been a work in progress this season, but the light turned on in its 61-52 victory against Kansas on Wednesday.   Despite shooting...

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No. 14 Texas completes season sweep of Kansas with comeback victory

Matthew Boncosky February 24, 2021

Texas basketball scored a much-needed 75-72 overtime victory over No. 17 Kansas on Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center, earning its first-ever regular-season series sweep of the Jayhawks. It was...

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Texas women’s basketball defense looks to make statement against Kansas

Tong Vu February 24, 2021

It’s no secret that Texas is a defense-first team.  The Longhorns have only managed 35 and 59 points in their last two matchups, respectively, but were bailed out by a strong defensive effort...

Clutch offense for Texas has gone cold. What’s wrong, what’s the fix?

Nathan Han February 23, 2021

Saturday’s down-to-the-wire loss was a reminder of just how fickle clutch offense can be. In the first game against West Virginia on Jan. 9, redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones drained a game-winning...

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Texas shakes off rust in convincing win over Kansas State

Carter Yates February 22, 2021

Much like the frigid temperatures the city of Austin endured this past week, the Texas women’s basketball team was ice-cold from the field in the first quarter against Kansas State. After being...

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Longhorns stumble down stretch, drop wild game to West Virginia

Matthew Boncosky February 21, 2021

After enduring a weeklong winter storm which canceled their week of practice, the No. 12 Longhorns blew a comfortable lead Saturday in Austin at an empty Frank Erwin Center. Saturday’s game could’ve...