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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: With Texas football in our rearview mirror, Big 12 basketball is ahead

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Plus a few last words on Texas’ Alamo Bowl win

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 08 Women’s Texas at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s a new day for the Longhorn Republic. At least it seems that way.

The Texas Longhorns ended their 2019 football season with a win over the Utah Utes in the Valero Alamo Bowl. The program’s early signing day last month was a success, in that the Longhorns landed a top-rated running back in Bijan Robinson – the first five-star recruit the program has landed since the bygone glory of the Mack Brown days, when they signed Johnathan Gray in 2012 – among others, like quarterback Hudson Card and safety Jerrin Thompson.

But now, what do we have to look forward to, aside from the 2020 football season?

Signing day is next month, of course. It’ll be a big one for head coach Tom Herman and company.

The women’s basketball team is on the up and up and is currently ranked in the Associated Press top-25 after their win over the No. 1-ranked Stanford Cardinal late last month.

Even the men’s basketball team is gaining momentum, despite their loss to the Providence Friars.

In other words, basketball season is in full force. As of this week, Big 12 play gets underway.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Hookem.com: Alamo Bowl win inspires hope for Texas revival: ‘The only thing I can say it’s coming’

247Sports: Texas underclassmen set tone for offseason in Alamo Bowl romp

Longhorns Wire: Texas recruit doubles down on his commitment to Texas

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • University of Texas-El Paso basketball head coach Rodney Terry was hospitalized yesterday and is in critical condition, about a day after experiencing an allergic reaction to metal, KVIA reports. Terry is a former assistant coach under former Texas head coach Rick Barnes, who won a school-record of 402 games during his tenure with the Longhorns.
  • Incoming Oklahoma Sooners freshman quarterback Chandler Morris is already taking swipes at the Longhorns. On Thursday, as he geared up for the 2020 Under Armour All-American high school game, Morris announced his intention to take his talents to Norman and then gave the Sooner-adored “Horns Down” symbol – a war-gesture, arguably, on the Red River – as a token of appreciation. Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn responded:
  • Texas men’s basketball (10-2) are traveling to Waco tomorrow to take on the No. 6 Baylor Bears (10-1), who are coming off recent wins over ranked opponents likes the Butler Bulldogs, the Arizona Wildcats and the Villanova Wildcats. Meanwhile, Texas is still digging itself out a rut after falling to the Providence Friars for the second consecutive season and has yet to play a ranked opponent. Tip off will be Saturday night at 7 p.m. Central.
  • After wins against Stanford and the Northwestern State Demons, Texas women’s basketball (8-4) is hoping to keep their hot streak alive tonight against the TCU Horned Frogs (9-2) at home in the Frank Erwin Center. Tip off takes place tonight at 6 p.m. Central.
  • There are few things better than beating the Texas A&M Aggies, even if it’s just in club sport, and even if it’s at the sport of hockey. From our SBNation friends (well, sort of) at Good Bull Hunting: “At long last, we finally get to see the Texas A&M Aggies face off against the Texas Longhorns on the football field. There just so happens to be an ice rink on top of said field. On Sunday, Jan. 5, the Aggie and Longhorn club hockey teams will play a one-hour exhibition game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, on the same ice that the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators played on for the NHL’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.”