The No. 21 Florida State Seminoles didn’t stand a chance against No. 1 Texas Longhorns men’s tennis, as they bested the Tallahassee boys 4-0 on Sunday, earning them a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championship and marking the Longhorns’ second consecutive sweep.
“Dominance” is a word that comes to mind for the reigning national champions.
It’s also a nice reprieve from the Texas men’s basketball’s dissipating 2019-2020 season.
More on that below, of course.
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Texas football has offered their first 2023 prospect – El Campo freshman running back Ruben Owens, who’s also received over from the Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners, among others. According to Sports Illustrated, the 5-foot-10 back is already set to visit on an unofficial basis. He’s also set to visit the Aggies College Station.
Im just chasing the #TXHSFB greats like @VinceYoung10 & @AdrianPeterson.— Rueben Owens II #BlackUnicorn (@ii_rueben) January 8, 2020
Freshman SZN was just the warmup, stay tuned for year✌ . #TexasBoy@MikeWestHTX @TexasRaptors7v7
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- In predictable fashion, Texas men’s basketball fell to the LSU Tigers over the weekend. This time, however, it was close. After the Tigers went up by 16, the Longhorns fought back in the second half and grabbed a brief 60-58 lead with a little more than four minutes remaining. But given the final score – 69-67 – the rest, as they say, was history for Texas.
Final from the Erwin Center. pic.twitter.com/crGTLjr5Ae— Texas Men's Basketball (@TexasMBB) January 25, 2020
- They’re not quite the toast of the town just yet, but Texas women’s basketball increased their conference win streak to four over the weekend, as they bested the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 61-56. Standouts Charli Collier (14 points) and Celeste Taylor (13) dominated in familiar fashion, with the help of third-leading scorer guard Alecia Sutton (12).
- This isn’t going to be the last time you read this: Per odds release by the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the Longhorns have a 40-to-1 chance of winning a national championship in 2020. That ties them with the Michigan Wolverines, according to the same oddsmakers, and puts the Longhorns behind at least 12 other programs, including the Texas A&M Aggies, Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the usual crowd.