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2018 Schedule
19-15, 6th in Big 12
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UNC Asheville hires Texas' Morrell as coach

Mike Morrell, who has been an assistant on Shaka Smart's staffs with Texas and VCU, was hired by UNC Asheville as its new men's basketball coach on Wednesday.

How Texas' Andrew Jones inspired and guided Mo Bamba (2:58)
Bamba's love for the game not going anywhere (1:55)
Mohamed Bamba: Shaka Smart treated me like a son (2:55)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: WNBA legend Tina Thompson to be inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of 2018 class. She's a 4-time champ, 9-time All-Star, 2-time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA's second all-time leading scorer and currently associate head coach at University of Texas.

Mo Bamba looking to make presence felt in NBA (0:41)
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35dMyron Medcalf

Next stop: NBA? Top talents had an early exit at NCAA tournament

With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

A dejected Mohamed Bamba said he isn't worried about setting a timeline to make a decision whether or not to enter the NBA draft. If anything, Texas' star freshman said he's still processing a loss to Nevada that made his freshman season fall short of expectation.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Nevada's reached its first round of 32 since 2007, thanks to a hard-fought 87-83 overtime victory over Texas. Kendall Stephens scored 22 points for the Wolf Pack, and Caleb Martin added 18. The game marks the first NCAA tournament win for the Mountain West Conference since 2015.

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38dAlex Scarborough

Texas star Bamba: Ready to play 40 minutes

Highly touted Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba said he's ready to play a full 40 minutes against Nevada during the Longhorns' first game of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Africans Abroad NCAA Conference Championships (2:09)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas freshman Mo Bamba, after his return Thursday in a four-point loss Texas Tech, said he's pleased with how the Longhorns are playing as they head into the next round of the postseason. And Bamba is not surprised by the offensive outburst from guard Jacob Young.

Texas Tech advances to semis of Big 12 tourney (0:41)
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Evans leads Texas Tech to 73-69 win over Texas in Big 12s

Keenan Evans scored 25 points, including a pretty fadeaway jumper in the closing minutes, and No. 14 Texas Tech held off hot-shooting Jacob Young and Texas for a 73-69 victory in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night.

Evans speaks on playing with 'bum toe' (0:43)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-seeded Texas Tech staved off a Texas comeback bid, turning away the Longhorns 73-69 in the third game Thursday at the Big 12 tournament. The Longhorns cut a 14-point disadvantage to one in the second half behind a career-high 29 points off the bench from Jacob Young -- the highest-single game total by a Texas player this year -- but Tech got 25 from Keenan Evans to win its second straight after four consecutive losses. The Red Raiders will play West Virginia or Baylor in a Friday night semifinal.

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.1222nd
Rebounds Per Game36.0136th
Assists Per Game11.6311th
Points Allowed68.880th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record35-36
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances33