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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas men’s basketball prepares for Texas A&M

Plus Texas volleyball sweeps Albany in first round of NCAA tournament

UAB v Texas Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images

The smell of Texas A&M Aggies in the wind is enough to set off most Texas Longhorns fans.

The two longtime rivals will meet up once again at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on Sunday – in just the second time the two have faced off since the Aggies opted to leave the Big 12 for the SEC in 2012. (How’s that working out, Texas A&M football?) During their last matchup, the Aggies bested the Longhorns 84-73 in the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantic tournament in the Bahamas. Texas will enter the day 7-1, while the Aggies currently stand at a wobbly 3-4.

Will the matchup spark the future of a neglected rivalry, arguably one of college sports’ best?

That remains to be seen.


  • As the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, Texas Longhorns volleyball shined Thursday night as they swept the Albany Great Danes in the tournament’s opening round. The home matchup’s first set was a runaway on the part of the Longhorns, as they accounted for 15 kills before rolling over Albany 25-9. Sets two and three proved no better for the Great Danes, as Texas took it to them 25-16 and 25-15, ending Albany’s season.
  • When will we know who’s to replace coordinators Tim Beck and Todd Orlando? It’s a question on the minds of Longhorn football fans. For now, the most likely suspect is USC offensive coordinator and former Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Graham Harrell, who, despite his impressive resume, also comes from a pedigree of football minds. His father Sam Harrell was one of the early adapters of the spread offense when he took over the football program at Ennis High School in 1994, where he’d win three state championships between 2000 and 2004.
  • Today marks the 50th anniversary of No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas facing off in Fayetteville, Arkansas – forever remembered as the “Game of the Century.” Down 0-14 against the Razorbacks, Texas scored the game’s final 15 points to clinch the win.
  • Longhorn rivals the Baylor Bears (11-1) and Oklahoma Sooners (11-1) will face off in the Big 12 Conference championship game on Saturday. In their 2019 regular season meetup, Oklahoma trailed 31-10 at the half, only to come back and win 34-31. A win for either team, as well as a loss by Utah and Georgia, will potentially place them in the College Football Playoff.