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.
Texas Longhorns basketball coach Rick Barnes has received a $200,000 raise that boosts his pay to $2.4 million.