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March Madness projections feature the ‘Horns

Daily Round Up: March 5, 2018

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Meet future star freshman forward Jericho Sims.

“Sims is going to be really, really, really, really good in the not too distant future,” Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton Jr. said after Texas’ 65-64 win over the Cowboys in Austin on Feb. 24. “Shows you the type of job Shaka has done in continuing to recruit high-level guys. So even when a guy who is likely going to be a top-five pick goes down, you can still find a way to sustain and overcome.”

Texas is projected to make the tournament. The Horns could face USC in the play-in game, according to one projection.

The women’s basketball team beat West Virginia to advance to the Big 12 finals but lost to Baylor in the title game.

Six lifetime Longhorns participated in the NFL Combine. DeShon Elliot silenced his critics and Malik Jefferson dazzled scouts.

Tom Herman is still haunted by the QB question.

The UT Tower has a new resident.