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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s basketball couldn’t snap Baylor’s win streak

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Plus will a win over Oklahoma State be enough for Texas men’s basketball to qualify for the NCAA Tournament?

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

It was a less than pretty night for Texas Longhorns women’s basketball in Waco.

They lost 69-53 to the No. 2 Baylor Bears, allowing Baylor to stretch their Big 12 win streak to 58 games. Texas sophomore guard Audrey Warren led the Longhorns with 10 points, while sophomore center Charli Collier led with eight rebounds. It wasn’t good enough by a mile.

The Longhorns are now 18-11 overall and 10-7 in Big 12 play.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: 2021 Offensive linemen and tight ends

Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Brock Cunningham is hell-bent on stirring things up for surging Longhorns

Austin American-Statesman: 12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Looking into immediate future of the schools’ hoops programs

Dallas Morning News: Looking ahead: The 10 biggest non-conference football games involving local schools in 2020

Dallas Morning News: NCAA Tournament projections: Which area schools will get their names called when the field is announced?

Dallas Morning News: Texas’ special teams outlook for 2020: Dicker the kicker is back, but can Longhorns establish a reliable punt returner?

Associated Press: Texas Longhorns’ late surge turning the conversation about Shaka Smart

Sports Illustrated: The Longhorns have played their way onto the right side of the NCAA bubble

247Sports: The Breakdown: A closer look at Texas RB recruiting

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Tomorrow represents a do-or-die moment for Texas men’s basketball when they face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Will a win provide an NCAA Tournament berth?
  • Texas women’s basketball will also host Oklahoma State.
  • Texas baseball will host the Cal Fullerton Titans in a three-game home series this weekend.
  • Apparently Texas football played in two of the most watched games in 2019, 247Sports reports. The first of which was the unsuccessful Oct. 12 Red River Showdown, which had 7.25 million viewers. From 247Sports: “Texas defeated Oklahoma in 2018 in the Red River Showdown, but the Longhorns were out for revenge after the Sooners defeated them two months later in the Big 12 Championship. They didn’t get it. This was a stout performance from Alex Grinch’s defense, as Oklahoma allowed Texas to gain 310 yards of offense. The Horns had absolutely no answer for CeeDee Lamb, who torched them for 10 catches, 171 yards receiving and three touchdowns.” Another was the Sept. 7 loss to the LSU Tigers, which had 8.63 million viewers. From 247Sports: “LSU was favored by a touchdown heading into Austin, and ended up taking care of business. However, how the offense of the Tigers looked was the real story in this one. In a hostile road environment, Burrow threw for 471 yards and four touchdowns — including three to Justin Jefferson — as LSU improved to 2-0 on the season. This game was arguably the moment when people really started buying into the revamped LSU offense. It was one of several of the Tigers’ statement performances en-route to a 15-0 season and their first National Championship since 2007.”
  • Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is still dealing with an injury. From USA Today: “Ehlinger battled through the same injury throughout the 2019 season. His minor rib issue was first reported in September. It was enough to cause head coach Tom Herman to decrease his reps in practice prior to the West Virginia game. Strained rib cartilage appears to be extremely painful and has kept him from participating in some conditioning and weight training this offseason. At the moment, there’s no reason to rush him back.”