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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

Christina Huang, Sports Desk Editor

Christina is a sophomore studying public health with a sports media minor. She currently covers men’s basketball and previously covered women’s soccer for the Texan. A Kentucky product, Christina is currently waiting for the resurgence of Louisville men’s basketball. 

All content by Christina Huang
Longhorn legend Andrew Jones says goodbye to Texas basketball after 6 years

Longhorn legend Andrew Jones says goodbye to Texas basketball after 6 years

May 4, 2022

Andrew Jones’ six-year career at Texas has been marked by great success and deep heartbreak. On Sunday, the ninth-best scorer in program history announced that he would leave Texas to pursue an NBA career. “We...

Moody Center makes debut

Moody Center makes debut

April 26, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 22, 2022 flipbook. After seven years in development, including about two years of construction, UT’s $375 million Moody Center made its debut...

Chris Beard laid foundation for success despite early March Madness exit

Chris Beard laid foundation for success despite early March Madness exit

March 25, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 22, 2022 flipbook. One of the first things Chris Beard said after Texas was bounced from the NCAA Tournament was about building a new program...

Texas comes up short in Sweet 16 bid in valiant effort to contain Purdue, 81-71

Texas comes up short in Sweet 16 bid in valiant effort to contain Purdue, 81-71

March 21, 2022
No. 3-seed Purdue capitalized on errors from No. 6-seed Texas that marred the 81-71 loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Texas draws on Big 10 transfer Marcus Carr’s experience to prepare for Purdue

Texas draws on Big 10 transfer Marcus Carr’s experience to prepare for Purdue

March 20, 2022
Sunday’s game against Purdue is Texas’ first appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in eight years.
No. 25 Texas survives Virginia Tech for its 1st NCAA Tournament win since 2014 

No. 25 Texas survives Virginia Tech for its 1st NCAA Tournament win since 2014 

March 19, 2022

Texas was down 32-31 as the clock neared zero in the first half. The start of the game was not ideal for the Longhorns, taking five minutes before getting their first point. Texas did not take its first...

Demolition of Erwin Center signifies end of era for Texas men’s basketball

March 12, 2022
No. 21 Texas men’s basketball played its final game at the Frank Erwin Center on Monday night and came up short in a 68–61 loss to No. 3 Baylor. Regardless of the outcome, the game marked the end of a monumental era in Texas basketball history.
Forward Christian Bishop goes up for a shot  against Baylor. Texas Mens Basketball played their final game in the Frank Erwin Center on Feb. 28, 2022.

No. 21 Texas loses to No. 3 Baylor, 68-61, in game marred by missed shots

March 1, 2022
Baylor, the reigning national champions made offensive improvements that the Longhorns were not able to answer to in a 68-61 loss for Texas. 
A look at Texas men’s basketball’s incoming class

A look at Texas men’s basketball’s incoming class

February 25, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 21, 2022 in the flipbook. With just four games left in the regular season, three high school players have committed to Texas men’s basketball...

Marcus Carr bounces back, leads Texas to 20th regular season victory

Marcus Carr bounces back, leads Texas to 20th regular season victory

February 24, 2022

Marcus Carr, the top-ranked preseason transfer, did not score a single point in 33 minutes Saturday’s 61-55 loss to No. 9 Texas Tech. Afterwards, the guard apologized for his poor performance, and on...

Senior Andrew Jones scores 20 points during a game against Texas Tech on Saturday morning. Texas Tech won 61-55.

No. 20 Texas drops rematch to No. 11 Texas Tech in a “personal” 61–55 loss

February 19, 2022

The highly anticipated rematch between No. 20 Texas and No. 11 Texas Tech did not tip in Texas’ favor. Both Longhorn and Red Raider fans packed Frank Erwin Center early Saturday morning, with Texas...

Senior Gaurd, Marcus Carr, attempts to score while being blocked by a Baylor basketball player. Texas played Baylor at Ferrell Stadium on February 12th, 2022.

Few opportunities remain for Texas to strengthen road mettle before postseason

February 15, 2022

No. 20 Texas rolled into Waco on Saturday morning fresh off a win at the Frank Erwin Center against No. 6 Kansas, only to get routed by No. 7 Baylor. The reigning national champion handed Texas its seventh...

‘They wanted it more’: No. 20 Texas fails to contain No. 10 Baylor in 80-63 loss

‘They wanted it more’: No. 20 Texas fails to contain No. 10 Baylor in 80-63 loss

February 12, 2022

There were some harsh words from Texas head coach Chris Beard after No. 20 Texas fell to No. 10 Baylor on Saturday. “The way we played basketball today was not Texas basketball,” Beard said. No....

What to expect as Texas mens basketball heads into final stretch of season

What to expect as Texas men’s basketball heads into final stretch of season

February 7, 2022
No. 8 Kansas visits the Frank Erwin Center on Monday night.
Marcus Carr’s clutch 3-pointer is game changer in No. 23 Texas’ win over No. 20 Iowa State

Marcus Carr’s clutch 3-pointer is game changer in No. 23 Texas’ win over No. 20 Iowa State

February 5, 2022

With a second left in the first half, Texas senior guard Marcus Carr had one opportunity to take the lead. The Longhorns were down 23-22, and the No. 1 transfer in the country swished a 3-point shot to...

When it comes to student attendance, Chris Beard is slowly but surely changing Texas basketball culture

When it comes to student attendance, Chris Beard is slowly but surely changing Texas basketball culture

February 1, 2022

When men’s basketball head coach Chris Beard arrived in Austin last April, he made it clear he wanted students to be engaged in Texas basketball.  As the Longhorns enter the last full month of the...

Texas nabs first ranked win against No. 18 Tennessee in Rick Barnes’ homecoming

Texas nabs first ranked win against No. 18 Tennessee in Rick Barnes’ homecoming

January 30, 2022

Former head coach Rick Barnes’ return to Austin marked an emotional night at the Frank Erwin Center as Texas hosted No. 18 Tennessee in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.    In addition to...

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Breaking down the upcoming Texas vs. TCU matchup with TCU360’s Colin Post

January 25, 2022
The Daily Texan spoke with TCU360 sports editor Colin Post to preview the Jan. 25 matchup between TCU and Texas men’s basketball in Fort Worth.
Texas basketball struggles after weak non-conference schedule

Texas basketball struggles after weak non-conference schedule

January 25, 2022
Texas head coach Chris Beard made it clear from the beginning of his tenure that he wanted to build a team capable of competing for a national title in his first year. But now, Texas, 3–3 in conference play, is in trouble. 
No. 23 Texas ekes out 56-51 win in rematch against Oklahoma State

No. 23 Texas ekes out 56-51 win in rematch against Oklahoma State

January 22, 2022
The defensively-dominated game came to a fitting end when junior forward Brock Cunningham nabbed a steal with four seconds of play remaining, sealing the win for Texas.
MBB Midseason Recap: Expectations, keys to success, whats next?

MBB Midseason Recap: Expectations, keys to success, what’s next?

January 22, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 18, 2022 flipbook. Since Texas men’s basketball has played 17 of its 35 regular season games, the Daily Texan decided to take a look at where...

Men’s basketball preview with The Iowa State Daily’s Matt Belinson

Men’s basketball preview with The Iowa State Daily’s Matt Belinson

January 14, 2022
The Daily Texan spoke with The Iowa State Daily sports editor Matt Belinson to dive into Saturday’s matchup between No. 21 Texas and No. 15 Iowa State. 
No. 21 Texas bounces back in 66-52 Red River win over Oklahoma as Jones notches career-high

No. 21 Texas bounces back in 66-52 Red River win over Oklahoma as Jones notches career-high

January 12, 2022
Tuesday’s 14-point win was the largest margin of victory over Oklahoma since 2011, with the Longhorns’ combative play weighing in as a major factor.
No. 14 Texas loses 64-51 to Oklahoma State, snapping six-game winning streak

No. 14 Texas loses 64-51 to Oklahoma State, snapping six-game winning streak

January 8, 2022

On New Year’s Day, Texas head coach Chris Beard told the media that one of his goals is to make sure his team makes more free throws than the opposing team even attempts. However, the No. 14 Texas...

Texas MBB Mailbag: What it takes to beat No. 1 Baylor, dark horse games on remaining schedule, current roster 

Texas MBB Mailbag: What it takes to beat No. 1 Baylor, dark horse games on remaining schedule, current roster 

January 7, 2022
Men’s basketball beat writer Christina Huang answers your questions about Texas men’s basketball, from NBA prospects to Jaylon Tyson’s decision to transfer and everything in between.
Texas roars back for 70-57 win over depleted Kansas State

Texas roars back for 70-57 win over depleted Kansas State

January 4, 2022

COVID-19 continues to shake up the world of athletics.  The No. 14 Longhorns rolled into the Little Apple on Tuesday to face the depleted Kansas State Wildcats, who had seven scholarship players on...

4 takeaways from Texas vs. Incarnate Word: Longhorns take over in final nonconference test, 78-33 win

4 takeaways from Texas vs. Incarnate Word: Longhorns take over in final nonconference test, 78-33 win

December 29, 2021

Texas men’s basketball ended its final non-conference game of 2021 with a monster 78-33 win over Incarnate Word. Here are four takeaways from the final game at the Drum this year:  Good defense leads...

Freshman forward Jaylon Tyson enters transfer portal

Freshman forward Jaylon Tyson enters transfer portal

December 27, 2021

Jaylon Tyson, freshman forward for Texas men’s basketball, entered the transfer portal Monday, a Texas Athletics spokesperson said. Tyson averaged 1.8 points and 6.9 minutes over eight games during...

Dylan Disu exactly what Longhorns needed in 60-53 win over Stanford

Dylan Disu exactly what Longhorns needed in 60-53 win over Stanford

December 19, 2021

If you watched junior forward Dylan Disu on Sunday, you would probably be shocked to learn that his former teammates gave him the nickname “Bambi” due to his lankiness and awkwardness moving around...

Opponents to watch: Kansas State

Opponents to watch: Kansas State

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 23 Double Coverage flipbook. Although the Longhorns are no longer eligible for a bowl game, they have a chance to end their underwhelming...

Jarrett Doege (2) calls for the snap inside Iowa State territory

Opponents to watch: West Virginia

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 19 Double Coverage flipbook. Texas’ postseason chances are on the line as the Longhorns now fight for bowl eligibility after an embarrassing...

Opponents to Watch: Kansas

Opponents to Watch: Kansas

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 Double Coverage flipbook. Despite all of Texas’ recent struggles, a win over a 1–8 Kansas team is more than doable for the Longhorns....

Opponents to Watch: Iowa State

Opponents to Watch: Iowa State

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 5 Double Coverage flipbook. Like the Longhorns, Iowa State is also coming off a disappointing loss in Week 9, but that doesn’t mean...

Opponents to watch: Baylor

Opponents to watch: Baylor

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 29 flipbook. While a win against No. 16 Baylor is definitely possible for the Longhorns, four Bears could cause major issues for Texas. Gerry...

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Heisman Watch: The Race to New York

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 15 Double Coverage flipbook. As college football officially enters the second part of the regular season in Week 7, the Heisman Trophy...

Opponents to watch: TCU

Opponents to watch: TCU

December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 Double Coverage flipbook. Saturday’s matchup against TCU should be an interesting one, as the Horned Frogs have given Texas trouble...

Texas men’s basketball fails road test against No. 23 Seton Hall

Texas men’s basketball fails road test against No. 23 Seton Hall

December 9, 2021

Texas fell 60-64 to Seton Hall on Thursday night, netting the team its second loss of the season.  The Longhorns traveled to Newark, New Jersey, to face the No. 23 Seton Hall Pirates in their first...

How ‘Hawaiian Shirt Guy’ plays role in building top-notch basketball program

How ‘Hawaiian Shirt Guy’ plays role in building top-notch basketball program

December 8, 2021

Texas basketball’s head coach Chris Beard has committed to creating a relationship with the student body. The effects were on display after last Monday’s game at Gregory Gym against Sam Houston State.  The...

Longhorns take down Sam Houston State 73-57 in historic Gregory Gym game

Longhorns take down Sam Houston State 73-57 in historic Gregory Gym game

November 30, 2021
Despite all of the fun from the game and the preceding party at the Tower, the game started out a little shaky for the Longhorns. 
Texas MBB Mailbag: Early conference play predictions, recruiting updates and more

Texas MBB Mailbag: Early conference play predictions, recruiting updates and more

November 22, 2021

Men’s basketball beat writer Christina Huang answers your questions about Texas men’s basketball, from recruiting to conference play and everything in-between. Q: Are there any prospects that Texas...

No. 8 Texas wipes San Jose State with solid first-half defense

No. 8 Texas wipes San Jose State with solid first-half defense

November 20, 2021
In the first half, the Longhorns allowed the Spartans  just 17 points. Texas forced 19 turnovers in the first half while giving up just five of its own.
No. 5 Texas falls behind early, cant catch up against No. 1 Gonzaga in 86-74 loss

No. 5 Texas falls behind early, can’t catch up against No. 1 Gonzaga in 86-74 loss

November 14, 2021

No. 5 Texas rolled into The Kennel on Saturday night hoping to hand No. 1 Gonzaga its first home loss since 2018. Then, in the opening minutes in Spokane, Washington, the Bulldogs sprinted away with the...

Breaking down No. 1 Gonzaga men’s basketball with The Gonzaga Bulletin

Breaking down No. 1 Gonzaga men’s basketball with The Gonzaga Bulletin

November 11, 2021

The Daily Texan spoke to The Gonzaga Bulletin’s sports editor, Cole Forsman, to get a better understanding of what Texas men’s basketball is going up against in its most exciting non-conference matchup...

Longhorns secure season-opening victory over Houston Baptist

Longhorns secure season-opening victory over Houston Baptist

November 10, 2021
During the Longhorns’ season-opening 92-48 win over Houston Baptist on Tuesday at the Frank Erwin Center, moments of sloppy play cropped up that do not necessarily correlate with a team boasting a No. 5 national ranking.
Notes on the coach: Texas Tech HC Matt Wells still looking for first career win over Texas

Notes on the coach: Texas Tech HC Matt Wells still looking for first career win over Texas

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 Double Coverage flipbook. Texas Tech continues the quest for its first win over Texas under third-year head coach Matt Wells. The...

Longhorns in the NFL: Week 1 Recap

Longhorns in the NFL: Week 1 Recap

October 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 Double Coverage flipbook. While some Longhorns are no longer playing within the walls of DKR, they still represent Texas football...

Look into Devin Askew, Kentucky basketball culture with The Kentucky Kernel

Look into Devin Askew, Kentucky basketball culture with The Kentucky Kernel

October 21, 2021

Sophomore guard Devin Askew is one of many transfers on the Texas men’s basketball roster this season. The Daily Texan spoke with The Kentucky Kernel sports editor Hunter Shelton to better understand...

A sellout: COVID concerns cannot stop Texas-Arkansas full house

A sellout: COVID concerns cannot stop Texas-Arkansas full house

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 15 Texas will be taking its football talent to Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday for a primetime...

Playing for Texas is a dream come true for Dylan Disu

Playing for Texas is a dream come true for Dylan Disu

October 15, 2021

Although he wasn’t initially recruited by the Longhorns, Dylan Disu is more than happy to don the burnt orange today. “(Texas) was my dream school growing up, I’ve always wanted to come here....

Analyzing Dylan Disu’s skillset with The Vanderbilt Hustler

Analyzing Dylan Disu’s skillset with The Vanderbilt Hustler

October 5, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke with The Vanderbilt Hustler sports editor Justin Hershey about what the 6-foot-9-inch forward will bring to this Longhorns team.
Longhorns need Christian Bishop’s March Madness win experience

Longhorns need Christian Bishop’s March Madness win experience

September 29, 2021

Christian Bishop is the only player on the Texas men’s basketball team who has won a March Madness game. The transfer from Creighton helped the Bluejays to a 72-58 win over Ohio in the second round of...

Getting familiar with transfer Timmy Allen

Getting familiar with transfer Timmy Allen

September 15, 2021

A big task on head coach Chris Beard’s to-do list is get the Texas fanbase familiar with the new players who will suit up in the burnt orange this season. Wednesday’s media availability for Texas men’s...

Diving into Marcus Carr expectations with The Minnesota Daily

Diving into Marcus Carr expectations with The Minnesota Daily

September 14, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke with The Minnesota Daily’s sports writers AJ Condon and Tony Liebert about what fans can expect from former Minnesota guard Marcus Carr.
Texas football returns to normalcy without gameday protocols in place

Texas football returns to normalcy without gameday protocols in place

September 11, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 3 Double Coverage flipbook. The Steve Sarkisian era of Texas football kicks off Saturday at Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium...

Texas Soccer finds its first Olympian, Olympic medal in Julia Grosso

Texas Soccer finds its first Olympian, Olympic medal in Julia Grosso

August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. Julia Grosso became Texas soccer’s first Olympian when she was selected to represent Canada in the Tokyo Olympics. Now,...

Texas Soccer alum Emily Strouphauer is taking her soccer skills to the medical field

Texas Soccer alum Emily Strouphauer is taking her soccer skills to the medical field

July 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 12 flipbook. The University of Texas prides itself on both a rigorous academic curriculum and a competitive athletic program. Emily Strophauer...

UMass transfer Tre Mitchell gives Longhorns much-needed frontcourt presence

UMass transfer Tre Mitchell gives Longhorns much-needed frontcourt presence

June 24, 2021

The transfer portal continues to reward the Longhorns. Last week, UMass center Tre Mitchell became Texas’ sixth transfer addition this off-season. The addition of Mitchell should boost the Longhorns’...

Transfer Dylan Disu’s reasons for coming to Texas go beyond basketball

Transfer Dylan Disu’s reasons for coming to Texas go beyond basketball

May 5, 2021

Dylan Disu is the latest in a string of high-profile transfers to choose Texas as their next destination, but his connections to the University run deeper than the allure of a program piloted by new head...

Maalik Murphy’s unconventional rise to four-star QB marks a shift in recruiting

Maalik Murphy’s unconventional rise to four-star QB marks a shift in recruiting

April 21, 2021

Maalik Murphy’s rise to a top-10 quarterback ranking in the class of 2022 has been anything but ordinary. Murphy, currently a junior at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California, received...

Jaylon Tyson’s connection to Beard sparks flipped commitment from Texas Tech to Texas

Jaylon Tyson’s connection to Beard sparks flipped commitment from Texas Tech to Texas

April 14, 2021

The Texas basketball program had three commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle when Shaka Smart left to become the new head coach at Marquette University on March 26. All three decommitted once Smart...

Longhorn women’s soccer elevates defense to defeat Baylor 4-0

Longhorn women’s soccer elevates defense to defeat Baylor 4-0

March 31, 2021
In their first conference game of the spring season, the Longhorns pounced on Baylor from the opening whistle and cruised to a 4-0 victory Wednesday.

Texas women’s soccer prevail over TAMUCC Islanders after scoreless first half

March 26, 2021

In what should have been a tuneup game for the rest of the spring season, the Texas women’s soccer team found themselves in a dog fight against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the first half. The...

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Texas dominates Texas State in season opener, freshman Julia Missimo shines in debut

March 6, 2021

The Texas soccer team exploded for three goals in the first half to carry them to a comfortable 4-0 win against Texas State on Friday night. The Longhorns’ aggressive offensive movement propelled...

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