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Mack fixed Texas' problem in spectacular but tactful way
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They won 10 games, but Mack Brown knows it wasn't enough. Not for the Texas Longhorns. Not for a college football team that knows what it's like to win it all. Even though, therefore, there were no angry alumni snarling outside of Brown's office door, even though his team ended the bowl season ranked No. 10 with a bullet, the Texas head coach hasn't spent his off-season watching old Rose Bowl reruns. He's Mack Brown. Coach January.

Football recruiting:

Garrett Porter: Texas Getting a 'Big' Visitor
It's been a couple years since Permian High School in Odessa, Texas has produced a major Division I talent, but 6-foot-6, 281-pound offensive tackle Garrett Porter is trying to turn that trend around. He already holds three scholarship offers from major programs and has set up four junior day visits.


Texas Wrecks Tech
Despite a rough night shooting from the field -- at least in the first half -- No. 12 Texas (16-3, 3-1 Big 12) cruised to a dominating 73-47 victory over Texas Tech (11-8, 2-3 Big 12), the Horns' 12th straight over the Red Raiders in Austin.

Red-faced Raiders
Austin American-Statesman
He promised to create depth, angled to develop his post players, vowed to accomplish all of that before it was too late. Rick Barnes provided an update Saturday night. He called on his reserves. He used all of his big men. He and his 12th-ranked Longhorns crushed Texas Tech 73-47 in front of 16,755 fans in the Erwin Center, the second straight sellout.

UT's Barnes looks a lot like Knight
Austin American-Statesman
Bob Knight coaches in Austin. Didn't know that? Well, it's not quite true. Almost. Texas' Rick Barnes may be as close to Bob Knight as you can get in college basketball these days.

Familiar result: UT buries Tech
Dallas Morning News
At least the burnt orange-clad fans in the sold-out Erwin Center gave Bob Knight a standing ovation before Saturday night's game for reaching 900 wins this season. It proved to be the only memorable moment for Knight and Texas Tech. The 12th-ranked Longhorns made it 11 straight over the Red Raiders at the Erwin Center in a 73-47 victory that seemed to set basketball back 100 years in the first half, when the teams combined for only 44 points.

Knight's tale: Horns beat the General
Daily Texan
Prior to tipoff, the sellout crowd inside the Frank Erwin Center gave Bob Knight a standing ovation in recognition of his 900th career victory. The hospitality ended there. D.J. Augustin scored a game-high 19 points and A.J. Abrams added 17, helping the No. 12 Longhorns (16-3, 3-1 Big 12) overcome a poor-shooting first half and cruise to a 73-47 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday night.

Wooden it be nice if UT had another winner?
Houston Chronicle
Texas sophomore point guard D.J. Augustin was among 30 players named Sunday to the midseason list of John R. Wooden Award candidates. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college player. A Longhorn has won the award in two of the last five years: T.J. Ford in 2003 and Kevin Durant in 2007.

Women's hoops:

Texas women blast Missouri 67-37
Austin American-Statesman
Her teammates were kidding Texas center Ashley Lindsey, moments after the Longhorns' 67-37 victory over Missouri on Saturday afternoon. They knew that Lindsey loved showing a goofy side in front of them — and to their delight, she stretched her Mickey Mouse socks to her knees during pregame. But they knew she was quite uncomfortable talking to the media about the game she had against the Tigers: a team-high 14 points, four steals, two blocks and no turnovers in 24 minutes of play.


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