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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Can Texas women’s basketball snap Baylor’s 57-game Big 12 win streak?

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Plus Shaka Smart reminds us it’s time to tighten up

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

As they wind down the regular season, Texas Longhorns women’s basketball (18-10, 10-6) will travel to Waco tonight to take on the No. 2 Baylor Bears (27-1, 16-0). It’ll be tough sledding for the Longhorns, as they look to snap the Bears’ 57-game conference win streak.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the top uncommitted prospects in Texas

Sports Illustrated: Notes from a Red River thriller

247Sports: Eyes of Texas: Sam Ehlinger working through an injury

247Sports: What position group has the most to prove in spring football?

247Sports: New look Longhorns suddenly in the March Madness mix

USA Today: Locked on Longhorns: Sam Ehlinger’s Heisman odds, spring football

USA Today: Schools from the PAC 12 that the Big 12 should consider for expansion

USA Today: Latest USA Today sports’ bracketology

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • On 104.9 The Horn, men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart told the hosts that there’s no time to savor the Longhorns’ crucial win over the Oklahoma Sooners. “You don’t have much time for that,” Smart said, per 247Sports. “You feel good about winning the game, we obviously had some good fortune, but now it’s all about turning the page and getting ready for Saturday. ... We have to stay immersed in the present moment. Today, we have our NCAA-mandated off day, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t try to move forward mentally and emotionally to get ready for Saturday. Tomorrow, we have an opportunity to practice and get better. There’s a lot of things that we need to address and talk about and work on as a team when we get together tomorrow. The challenge this time of year is you don’t want to practice for three, four hours. Obviously, we have limited bodies. You want to keep the guys fresh, but the only thing that we want to take from the past — you mentioned the last five games or even games earlier this year — is lessons that we can apply to this week and Saturday’s game. Other than that, the past really doesn’t matter. as it relates to projections and prognostication. Again, we’re immersed in now. I told the guys after Texas Tech: When you win a game, that helps your standing moving forward. If you lose a game that hurts your standing. It’s really that simple. We need to set out to help our standing every day.”
  • Texas defensive back Josh Thompson’s foot is feeling better. See for yourself:
  • Word on the football streets is that former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy may be heading to the Cleveland Browns to be Baker Mayfield’s backup. From Sports Illustrated: “McCoy would be a solid choice for the role. Not only does he have nine years of experience in the league and enough talent to play should the former No. 1 overall pick go down, but he could be a veteran presence in the locker room as the Browns continue to groom Mayfield.”