Texas Longhorns men’s basketball is that much closer to earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Last night in Norman against the Oklahoma Sooners, with six seconds left on the clock, and as the Sooners held a two-point advantage, Oklahoma senior forward Kristian Doolittle stepped up to the foul line to take his shot. At that point, the Sooners crowd began chanting, “Texas sucks! Texas sucks! Texas sucks!” A weeks ago, that was certainly true.
But Doolittle missed both free throws. Texas redshirt freshman guard Brock Cunningham grabbed the rebound and passed it to junior guard Matt Coleman. Coleman took the shot.
Boom goes the dynamite:
TEXAS WINS AGAIN, 52-51. I don't know what's better, Matt Coleman III's clutch 3, or Andrew Jones' amazing reaction. pic.twitter.com/QvGvyUSCqq— Jeff Jones (@JeffJonesSports) March 4, 2020
That’s five in a row for head coach Shaka Smart and his squad.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Three questions Texas must answer to sign another top 10 recruiting class
Dallas Morning News: Texas defensive back outlook for 2020: Will stacked secondary have a breakout season?
Dallas Morning News: Matt Coleman’s game-winner vs. Oklahoma may have just punched Texas’ ticket to the NCAA Tournament
247Sports: Reaction: Shaka Smart nixes hot seat talk at Oklahoma
Sports Illustrated: Longhorns show they can win ugly vs. Oklahoma
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- After falling behind 8-0 to the Arizona Wildcats, Texas baseball never managed to bounce back, eventually falling by a score of 8-6 after scoring six unanswered runs. Unfortunately, the Longhorns’ pitching staff never could get it together. Despite nine pitchers making an appearance on the mound, they issued eight walks and hit an additional four batters.
That’s your ballgame, folks.— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) March 4, 2020
Horns rally but can’t overcome the early deficit, falling 8-6 to Arizona. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/y60h7VUqvO
- Parker Coody won the Southern Highlands Collegiate championship yesterday, leading the Texas men’s golf team to an admirable second place finish in Las Vegas.
Parker Coody takes individual title at Southern Highlands, Team finishes in secondhttps://t.co/7x663kFEDC— Texas Men's Golf (@TexasMGolf) March 4, 2020
- On Tuesday, No. 6 Texas women’s tennis beat the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines at the Texas Tennis Center, with Marta Perez Mur putting the icing on the cake as she clinched the win after splitting sets with Bella Lorenzini. The Longhorns start Big 12 play on Friday.
#6 TEXAS improves to 9-3 in dual-match play this year with a hard-fought 4⃣-2⃣ victory against #15 Michigan.— Texas Women's Tennis (@TexasWTN) March 3, 2020
The Longhorns open @Big12Conference play at home on Friday at 5 pm CT at the TTC vs. West Virginia. See y'all there.#HookEm pic.twitter.com/nvejAOIZ0B
- The Longhorns have offered 2021 receiver Malcolm Johnson Jr. out of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in Alexandria, Virginia. Across the recruiting board, Johnson is a four-star prospect.
Blessed to receive my 21st offer from The University of Texas.#HookEm pic.twitter.com/JCxS7Ky5rk— Malcolm Johnson Jr (@TTG_Malcolm) March 2, 2020