Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. They announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an “elite basketball coach in every respect.”
Texas freshman Myles Turner says he’s leaving the Longhorns after one season to enter the NBA draft.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 20 points and 11 rebounds while creating a daunting mismatch inside, leading the fifth-seeded Longhorns past No. 4 seed Cal 73-70 on Sunday night for a berth in next weekend’s Albany Regional.
An 18-foot jumper capped a dramatic 12-0 closing run, giving the Cyclones a 69-67 victory over the Longhorns in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Behind the inspired play of its flashy point guard and bruising forward, the seventh-seeded Longhorns put away Texas Tech 65-53 on Wednesday night to help its NCAA tournament hopes.
The Lady Bears, after winning their fifth consecutive Big 12 regular-season in a season they weren’t even the preseason favorite, clinched their fifth conference tournament championship in a row with a 75-64 win over Texas on Monday night.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 11 points and 10 rebounds as Texas advanced to its first Big 12 tournament championship game since 2004 with a 59-46 win over Oklahoma on Sunday.
Isaiah Taylor didn’t play a lot for Texas on Monday night. He was on the court when it mattered most.
Devin Williams finished with 14 points and was a big reason No. 20 West Virginia’s inside game showed up this time against Texas in the Mountaineers’ 71-64 win over the Longhorns on Tuesday night.
Jordan Woodard scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, Dinjiyl Walker and Frank Booker each scored 10 points, and the 17th-ranked Sooners rallied for a 71-69 win over Texas on Tuesday night.
His head clear again and not hurting, Texas guard Javan Felix was back in the game to help give Longhorns coach Rick Barnes a milestone victory.
Oklahoma State notified Texas that it wants sworn statements from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson about who is calling plays.