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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas men, women diving and swimming teams win Big 12 titles

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Plus an up and down weekend for Texas baseball

2019 NCAA Division I Mens Swimming and Diving Championship Photo by Andrew Loehman/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Photos via Getty Images

Texas Longhorns men’s and women’s swimming and diving were dominant over the weekend.

The men’s team took home its 21st consecutive conference title at the Big 12 Championship in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Saturday, scoring 1,127 points. Meanwhile, the women’s team took home their eighth consecutive title at the match, scoring a solid 1,012 points.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Dallas Morning News: Longhorns’ LB outlook for 2020: Where can Joseph Ossai, Chris Ash lead Texas’ linebackers?

Dallas Morning News: How Shaka Smart, Longhorns try to ignore outside noise about job speculations and longshot NCAA Tournament chances

Sports Illustrated: Backcourt shines again in major road win over Texas Tech

Sports Illustrated: Notes from a gritty road win

Sports Illustrated: If the Big 12 Tournament started today

Sports Illustrated: Longhorns now on ESPN’s ‘bubble watch’

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • No. 4 Texas men’s tennis fell 4-3 to the No. 9 North Carolina State Wolves on Sunday.
  • It was an up and down sort of weekend for Texas baseball. On Friday evening, the Longhorns fell to the No. 11 LSU Tigers at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. On Saturday, the Longhorns followed up with a win over the No. 6 Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, only to end the tournament with a loss to the unranked Missouri Tigers on Sunday, bring the Longhorns overall record to 10-2 on the year.
  • Texas women’s indoor track and field took home their third consecutive Big 12 title at the Championships over the weekend, while also setting a conference record of 180.33 points.
  • Texas women’s basketball put on a show on Saturday night with their 86-76 win over the Oklahoma Sooners at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas freshman guard Celeste Taylor was the star of the night, as she went for 27 points. The Longhorns now have two regular season games remaining for the 2020 season. They’ll travel to Waco to take on the No. 2 Baylor Bears on Thursday and will host the Oklahoma State Cowboys next weekend. Going into their regular season finales, Texas currently sits in third place in Big 12 play – two games ahead of the Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas State Wildcats.
  • As if you haven’t already heard, Texas men’s basketball continued their winning streak by capping off yet another victory over the No. 22 Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday.
  • Texas softball finished out their road trip to Fullerton, California, at the Judi Garman Classic with a 3-1 record, bringing their overall record to 20-3 on the season. On Friday, Texas bested the No. 2 Washington Huskies 8-6. On Saturday, they followed up with a 3-4 loss to the Fresno State Bulldogs and then a 1-0 win over the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines. On Sunday, they topped off their weekend with a 6-2 win over the Boise State Broncos.
  • Texas ex defensive lineman Malcolm Roach is turning heads at the NFL Combine.
  • Sports Illustrated is continuing its countdown of the top all-time Longhorns, at least in their opinion. Coming in at No. 4, kicker Justin Tucker, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, and who will be forever remembered for his performance against the the Texas A&M Aggies in 2011, as noted below. From SI: “The Austin-native, who concluded the 118-game rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M with a game winning field goal as time expired in 2011, has been one of the top kickers in the nation ever since entering the NFL in 2012. With almost half of his career still left, Justin Tucker has already earned the honors of the Most Accurate Kicker in NFL History with a 90.753% kick success rate throughout his career. In the 2012 NFL draft, four kickers were selected, however, none of them were named Justin Tucker. Following an impressive training camp, the rookie standout took over the starting position. Since then, Tucker has continued to perform at the highest level, winning a Super Bowl ring in 2012 as the Ravens defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Additionally, he has earned four First Team All Pro and three Pro Bowls (both in 2019 as well).”