The #24 Texas Longhorns have won four of the last five games with the beginning of the run starting with a 99-74 blowout win over Oklahoma State in Austin February 10. Saturday at 5pm on ESPN, the Longhorns will face a streaking Cowboys team that hasn't lost since the trip to Austin and is now in a position to make a run at an NCAA Tournament bid.
February 27, 2009
The #24 Texas Longhorns overcame a sluggish start and survived a late first half run against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday before earning a hard fought victory at the free throw line 87-81. Damion James scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Longhorns on the night when Kevin Durant's #35 was retired in an emotional ceremony.
February 25, 2009
The Texas Longhorns took the floor Saturday night with their backs firmly against the wall. After losing four of the last six games and entering the showdown with the #2 Oklahoma Sooners sitting at 6-5 in Big 12 play, the Longhorns were in desperate need of a big win. What they got was a sensational performance from A.J. Abrams in the closing minutes resulting in a 73-68 win.
February 21, 2009
The Texas Longhorns broke their first three-game losing skid since the 2004-05 season on Tuesday night with a 99-74 blowout win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. One of the key cogs in the Longhorn's program the last eight years has been assistant coach Russell Springmann. On Wednesday, Springmann sat down with Burnt Orange Beat to talk about Texas, the NCAA Tournament, and Kevin Durant.
February 12, 2009
The Texas Longhorns needed to get well and the Oklahoma State Cowboys were just what the doctor ordered. The Longhorns came out on fire in the first half racing out to a 15-point lead before blowing out the Cowboys in the second half and cruising to a 99-74 win.
February 10, 2009
The Texas Longhorns improved to 4-1 in Big 12 play on Tuesday night with a 78-72 win over the Baylor Bears. Five games into conference play, the Longhorns have changed quite a bit since the first handful of games as players have stepped up and roles have changed. Recently, Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Texas assistant coach Chris Ogden to get his thoughts on the team and the season looking ahead.
January 31, 2009
The #11 Texas Longhorns rolled into Waco to face the Baylor Bears Tuesday winners of all 22 games played in the Rick Barnes era. By a little after 10pm, it was 23 straight as the Longhorns continued their complete domination of Baylor winning 78-72 behind the play off the bench of Dogus Balbay and Varez Ward.
January 28, 2009