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Men's hoops:

Texas: Big 12 Champions
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns beat the Oklahoma State Cowboys 62-57 in the final regular season game to wrap up the Big 12 regular season title. D.J. Augustin led the way for Texas with 20 points in the win, which ensures the Horns will be the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

Longhorns survive scare from Cowboys
Austin American-Statesman
A.J. Abrams' new routine is all right for avoiding defeat, but maybe not so great for preventing heart attacks. On Sunday, the UT guard missed 12 of his first 13 shots as the Longhorns struggled at home against a second-division Big 12 opponent for the second straight game. But late in the contest, Abrams made two jump shots in a row, helping lift ninth-ranked Texas to a 62-57 victory over Oklahoma State in front of 13,007 fans at the Erwin Center. Texas (26-5, 13-3 in Big 12) finished in a first-place tie with Kansas for the second time in three seasons. The Longhorns have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament by way of their victory against Kansas.

D.J. Augustin says he'll stay with Longhorns ... and time will tell
Austin American-Statesman
Don't blame star if he changes his mind, decides to leave early.

Texas Longhorns lock up share of Big 12 regular-season title
Dallas Morning News
Texas coach Rick Barnes watched Duke play North Carolina on Saturday night and listened to Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski talk about how his team was so uptight it bumbled and fumbled its way to a home loss. Then Barnes watched the same storyline play out Sunday in a 62-57 victory against Oklahoma State in front of 13,007 at the Erwin Center.

Texas takes care of business against Oklahoma State
San Antonio Express-News
If reckless celebration was what you had in mind, the Erwin Center was not the place to be Sunday. Sure, the Texas Longhorns used a 62-57 victory over Oklahoma State to secure a share of the Big 12 title and a No. 1 seed in this week's conference tournament, but the looks on the players' faces portrayed none of that.

Players leave UT, but title doesn't
San Antonio Express-News
Given Rick Barnes' track record of compensating for a parade of stars who have left early for the NBA, it was perhaps ludicrous to question how Texas would fare this season without 2007 Player of the Year Kevin Durant. The Longhorns rendered that question moot with non-conference victories over top-ranked UCLA and then-No.8 Tennessee. And after a late-January makeover, they further distinguished themselves with an 8-0 run through the separation month of February. On Sunday, No. 9 Texas (26-5, 13-3) annexed a piece of the Big 12 championship for the second time in three seasons and secured the No.1 seed in this week's conference tournament in the league's most competitive year since 2003, via a 62-57 victory over Oklahoma State.

Low-key Longhorns clinch
Houston Chronicle
After the Texas Longhorns clinched a share of their second Big 12 Conference championship in three seasons Sunday, there were no streamers or confetti swirling around the Erwin Center. The celebration was virtually nonexistent after a hard-fought 62-57 win over Oklahoma State. The Longhorns, who also clinched the No. 1 seed in this week's Big 12 tournament, understand there is plenty more work to be done.

Longhorns outlast Cowboys
Tulsa World
For the second time this season, Oklahoma State was oh-so-close against Big 12 co-champion Texas. Will there be a third meeting? OSU was beaten 62-57 by No. 9 Texas in a regular season finale Sunday at Erwin Events Center. The Cowboys, who lost a two-point game to Texas in Stillwater on Jan. 21, will get a third crack at the Longhorns if they can survive a Big 12 Tournament opener against Texas Tech.

Pokes fall short in Austin
The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State and Texas were fighting for a couple of things on Sunday afternoon. Texas was fighting for a share of the Big 12 title and a No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The Longhorns achieved both with a 62-57 win.

Football recruiting:

JaMarcus McFarland: Focused On Three
InsideTexas.com
JaMarcus McFarland is Scout.com's top rated defensive tackle in the country and although he is wide open and has plenty of suitors there are a few schools that may have the inside track at landing his signature.

Inside the Class of '08: David Snow
InsideTexas.com
The fifteenth in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '08: Offensive guard David Snow.

Baseball:

Texas Loses Rubber Match to Stanford
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns' comeback bid fell just short, losing to Stanford 12-9 in the final game of the weekend series. Texas almost came back from a 9-1 deficit, but left too many runners on base in the loss as the Cardinal managed to turn six double plays.

Audio: Baseball Roundtable
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas sits down with junior outfielder Jordan Danks and junior third baseman Travis Tucker to talk about the start of the 2008 season, where the team is, the win over Stanford and more.

Stanford takes two from Horns
Austin American-Statesman
For the second consecutive game, the Texas Longhorns had the tying run on base in the final inning, and for the second straight game that runner was stranded. So, for the second straight week, the Longhorns finished a weekend by losing two of three games.

Other:

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Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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