Markel Brown scored 27 points and Marcus Smart added 24 to help No. 11 Oklahoma State defeat Barnes’ Longhorns 87-74 Wednesday night.
The Texas Longhorns have been in a long, steady decline. And given the player exodus since last season, coach Rick Barnes is under increasing pressure to make a quick turnaround.
Texas guard Sheldon McClellan, who ranked second on the team in scoring, will transfer after a season of clashes with coach Rick Barnes.
The Longhorns crashed out of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night and for the first time since 1998 won’t be playing in the NCAA tournament
Texas is bumbling along at 10-13 and desperate for point guard Myck Kabongo to give the Longhorns a big lift when he returns Wednesday from a 23-game NCAA suspension.
Kabongo was suspended for accepting impermissible benefits in relation to a trip to Cleveland in 2012, and providing false statements during a university investigation into the infractions.
Sophomore guard Myck Kabongo will practice with Texas until NCAA investigators who have raised questions about his relationship with a professional agent make a determination in his case.
Yancy Gates had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cincinnati withstood a late rally by Texas to win 65-59 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament’s East Regional.
Coach Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns are going to their 14th consecutive NCAA tournament.
The Longhorns are scrambling to earn an invitation to the NCAA tournament. Their coach sounds like he wonders if he’s leading a team worthy of one.
After the Longhorns had four games with four different leading scorers, J’Covan Brown totaled 23 points in their 93-40 victory against Nicholls State.
Several Texas senators are criticizing a $200,000 raise for Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes as the university faces likely budget cuts.