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Men's Swimming and Diving Take 2nd at NCAAs
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 11:37 p.m.

Texas finished the three-day meet in second place with 406 points, marking the seventh second-place finish to go along with nine NCAA Championships for 30th-year head coach Eddie Reese.

Arizona captured the national title with 500.5 points. Stanford took third with 344 points.


It's UCLA if UT Makes the Final Four
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

The UCLA Bruins beat Xavier, 76-57, in the West Regional Final, meaning that if Texas beats the Memphis Tigers on Sunday, the Horns will take on UCLA in the Final Four.

Texas' Elite 8 contest with Memphis is set for 1:20 p.m. CST on Sunday at Reliant Stadium in Houston.


Mason Walters Commits to Texas
Saturday, March 29, 2008, 7:07 p.m.

Wolfforth Frenship offensive tackle Mason Walters became Texas' 17th commitment in the Class of 2009.

Walters told Inside Texas he gave his commitment on Saturday during his visit to Austin. He missed Texas' spring game due to a track meet, but made the trip anyway so he could give Mack Brown his verbal.

The 6-5, 280-pound Walters is the No. 4-ranked offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 7 overall player in the state of Texas.


Texas Headed to the Elite 8
Friday, March 28, 2008, 8:32 p.m.

The Texas Longhorns beat the Stanford Cardinal 82-62 on Friday night in the Sweet 16, meaning the Longhorns will play in the Elite 8 on Sunday and are one step closer to the Final Four in San Antonio.

D.J. Augustin led Texas with 23 points and Damion James put in 18 of his own in the win.


Texas Baseball Gives 14 Unanswered
Friday, March 28, 2008, 7:48 p.m.

The Longhorns built a 4-0 lead but gave up 14 unanswered runs, losing 14-4 to Nebraska Friday night.

Keith Shinaberry (1-1) was saddled with the loss for Texas. He allowed one run, walking the only batter he faced. Kenn Kasparek allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four over 4.1 innings in his start.

Texas and Nebraska return to action on Saturday with a 6 p.m. contest at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.


Halftime - Texas 43, Stanford 34
Friday, March 28, 2008, 7:15 p.m.

Texas leads Stanford 43-34 at halftime of the Horns' Sweet 16 game in Houston.

D.J. Augustin leads the way for Texas with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 2-for-4 from three-point range. Connor Atchley and Justin Mason have each chipped in 7 points.

Cardinal forward Brook Lopez is getting his, with 15 points, but Stanford has been limited as a team, hitting 39.4 percent of shots (13-of-33) to Texas' 47.4 percent (18-of-38).


Women's Basketball Season Ends
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 11:00 p.m.

The Texas women's basketball team's season ended Tuesday night with a 89-55 loss to Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Texas was led by junior guard Carla Cortijo, who scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, but the Horns couldn't keep up with the Huskies. UConn had five players in double-digit scoring, topped by forward Maya Moore, who had 24 points to go with her 12 rebounds.

The Longhorns were an eight-seed. The Huskies are the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Longhorns coach Gail Goestenkors ends her inaugural season on the 40 Acres at 22-13.


Friday Baseball Game Time Changed
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 11:17 a.m.

The Texas baseball team's game against Nebraska on Friday will start at 3 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. to allow Texas fans to watch the Horns' NCAA Tournament basketball game against Stanford. Friday's Sweet 16 game tips off in Houston at 6:27 p.m.

Texas baseball is also slated to play the Cornhuskers at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. as part of the three-game series. Saturday's game will be televised on Fox Sports Net.


Texas Headed to Houston
Sunday, March 23, 2008, 3:30 p.m.

The Longhorns defeated the Miami Hurricanes in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, 75-72, to advance to the Sweet 16 in Houston, Tex.

A.J. Abrams was the games' top scorer, putting in 26 points. Damion James put in another top performance for Texas, scoring 16 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

No. 2 seed Texas will take on No. 3 seed Stanford in the Sweet 16 on Friday.


Texas Leads, Johnson Plays
Sunday, March 23, 2008, 2:02 p.m.

Texas leads Miami, 43-32, at halftime of the teams' second round NCAA Tournament match-up. A.J. Abrams leads the way for Texas with 14 points, hitting 4-of-7 shots behind the three-point line. Connor Atchley also chipped in 12 points in the first half.

Freshman forward Gary Johnson, whose leg injury was a game-time decision, is playing for Texas and does not appear to be hampered. Johnson is still wearing a mask from his broken nose earlier in the season.


Alex Okafor Commitment No. 16
Saturday, March 22, 2008, 3:53 p.m.

Pflugerville DE Alex Okafor sent a text message to Inside Texas saying that he committed to play football at the University of Texas earlier today. Okafor is considered the top defensive end prospect in the state, and he joins 15* other prospects who have committed to sign with Mack Brown and Co. on Signing Day '09. Story: Alex Okafor Makes 16

*Aldine Eisenhower WR Greg Timmons is considered a 'Soft Verbal'. See our recent report Timmons: 'It Comes Down to Two Main Schools' for more.


Barnes: 24 To Be 'Honored' Number
Saturday, March 22, 2008, 3:17 p.m.

Texas head coach Rick Barnes said Saturday in Little Rock that he and the Longhorn assistant coaches have decided that the No. 24 will become an "honored" number on the University of Texas team. At the discretion of the coaches, the number will only be given to future players that exemplify the work ethic, defense and hustle of former No. 24 Royal Ivey and current No. 24 Justin Mason.

The No. 2 seed Horns face No. 7 seed Miami in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at 1 :15 p.m.


Final - Texas 74, Austin Peay 54
Friday, March 21, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

The Texas Longhorns defeated Austin Peay 74-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

A.J. Abrams led all scorers with 26 points, while Dexter Pittman put in 11 and Connor Atchley had 12 against the over-matched Governors.

Texas will face the Miami Hurricanes in round two of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 1:15 p.m.


Halftime - Texas 39, Austin Peay 24
Friday, March 21, 2008, 3:00 p.m.

Texas leads Austin Peay 39-24 at halftime of the teams' first round match-up in Little Rock, Ark. A.J. Abrams leads the way for Texas with 15 points.


Essentially a Road Game for Texas
Friday, March 21, 2008, 2:11 p.m.

A large number of Austin Peay fans made the five-hour trek from Clarksville, Tenn. over to Little Rock, Ark. for their team's first round game against Texas, but the high number of Arkansas Razorback fans that bought tickets to the game for the purpose of booing the Longhorns makes the crowd much redder than it would be with just the Governors' fans.


Gary Johnson Limited in Little Rock
Thursday, March 20, 2008, 2:22 p.m.

Texas F Gary Johnson, who suffered a lower right leg injury in the Horns' Big 12 Conference Tournament win over Oklahoma State last Friday, did not participate in UT's morning practice session but briefly participated in the afternoon practice session today in Little Rock, shooting but not running, before leaving the floor before the end of the session. The true freshman, who is averaging 6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, is still officially listed as day to day, but Rick Barnes remains hopeful that he will be ready for tomorrow's NCAA Tournament 2:00 opener vs. Austin Peay.


Impressive Pro Day Performances
Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 2:11 a.m.

Several Longhorns turned in impressive performances in front of scouts and coaches from all 32 NFL teams at today's UT Pro Timing:

-Limas Sweed, despite an impressive 4.48 40 time at the combine, decided to run again and ran a 4.4

-Jermichael Finley ran a 4.6, significantly improving on his 4.82 at the Combine

-Brandon Foster had the best 40 time of the day at 4.28 and had a 38.5" vertical

-Drew Kelson ran a strong 4.45 and had the best vertical of anyone with a 41.5"

-Marcus Griffin ran a 4.54 and a 37" vertical

-Frank Okam weighed in at 335, down from 347 at the Combine

-Tony Hills did 24 reps at 225 pounds

-Derek Lokey did 38 reps (!) at 225 pounds

-There was no QB participating, so former Longhorn QB James Brown was literally pulled from the crowd to help with drills

-More: Performance Breakdowns and Info From Pro Day

Longhorns Work Out for NFL Scouts
Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 9:31 a.m.

Today is Pro Timing Day on the 40 Acres. Representatives from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to measure Longhorn players' height, weight, forty time, vertical leap, broad jump, bench press, shuttle speed, position drills and more.


Augustin Named 1st Team by USBWA
Monday, March 17, 2008, 4:23 p.m.

Texas sophomore point guard D.J. Augustin was named to Basketball Writers First Team on Monday. It's the third consecutive season the Horns have put a player on a USBWA team. P.J. Tucker was named to the second team in 2005-06 and Kevin Durant was named to the first team last season.

2007-08 USBWA All-America Team First Team
D.J. Augustin, TEXAS
Michael Beasley, Kansas State
Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina
Kevin Love, UCLA

Second Team
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
A.J. Price, Connecticut
D.J. White, Indiana


Texas-Austin Peay Gametime Set
Monday, March 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m.

The tip-off time for Texas' NCAA First-Round contest on Friday, March 21 has been set for approximately 2 p.m. CST. The game will be on CBS.

Friday's schedule of games in Little Rock begins with the Miami (Fla.)-Saint Mary's (Calif.) match-up at 11:30 a.m. The Texas-Austin Peay game will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Miami-Saint Mary's contest.

Should Texas advance to the Second Round, tip time for that contest on Sunday, March 23 has been announced as 1:15 p.m. and Texas would face the winner of Friday's Miami-Saint Mary's game.


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