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Texas Longhorn Basketball

Longhorns dig deep to hold off Wildcats
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sometimes you just never know. "That's why you have a team," Texas coach Rick Barnes reasoned. "You've got different guys who do different things. Sometimes it's hard to play 11 guys."

Pittman-powered Longhorns advance past Kansas State
San Antonio Express-News
In his early days as a college center, Texas' Dexter Pittman and referees had an arrangement. He'd check his 6-foot-10, 300-pound frame into a game, and they'd promptly whistle him for the first of many fouls.

Pittman's three-point play lifts Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Quickly improving big man helps Texas advance in Big 12 tournament.

Ward's ink helps him outthink obstacles
Austin American-Statesman
After poor shots and one too many turnovers earlier this season, point guard Varez Ward was handed a seat on the bench. Given time to ponder his coach's move, he looked for inspiration.

Baylor shocks Kansas to set up date with Texas
Austin American-Statesman
After blowing a 20-point lead in the Ford Center to Texas two years ago, it wasn't too shocking that Baylor squandered a 17-point cushion to Kansas on Thursday.

Thursday's Big 12 tournament notebook
Dallas Morning News
The doghouse of Texas coach Rick Barnes features an exit as well an entrance. Consider Varez Ward a prime example. The freshman guard had played just 27 minutes in his last five appearances and had lost playing time to junior Harrison Smith.

Texas Longhorn Baseball

Tucker expected to test ankle in Big 12 opener
Austin American-Statesman
The Longhorns expect second baseman Travis Tucker, who sprained his right ankle against Stanford last week, to try to play tonight against Missouri.


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