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Texas Longhorn Basketball

Pittman feasts on Buffaloes in Big 12 quarterfinal
Austin American-Statesman
Dexter Pittman's career at Texas has been defined in part by what they wouldn't feed him. Burgers. French fries. Pizza. On Wednesday, Pittman was defined by what the Longhorns did feed him: the basketball.

Horns' defense looks strong, but next game is big test
Austin American-Statesman
If Texas is to go anywhere on its basketball postseason journey — Rick Barnes has said early and often and loudly — the Longhorns must rely on what used to be their trademark: defense.

Favorable draw could benefit Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Imagine this quirky scenario for the Texas women's basketball team as it starts postseason play today. The Longhorns, despite losing five of their past six games, could end up in the tournament final. The odd part is it might not be a big surprise.

Texas women lose regular-season basketball finale
Austin American-Statesman
The funk that has overwhelmed the Texas women's basketball team for the past three weeks lingered throughout the first half of the Longhorns' game Sunday against Oklahoma.

Pittman Project at Texas still unfinished despite big game in win
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Rick Barnes refuses to cut the big guy any slack. Dexter Pittman had just scored a career-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes to lead Texas to a 67-56 opening-round victory over Colorado on Wednesday afternoon in the Big 12 tournament.

Other Basketball

Tech comes back to oust A&M
Houston Chronicle (via San Antonio Express-News)
Mike Singletary stood alone at one end of the Ford Center floor, taking one deep breath after another, trying to keep a straight face.


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