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UT men’s basketball gathering steam ahead of March Madness

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UT men’s basketball gathering steam ahead of March Madness

UT and Kansas basketball players square off on the court.
Timmy Allen of the Texas Longhorns eyes Christian Braun of the Kansas Jayhawks just before passing the ball. Picture: Chris Covatta/Getty Photographs

The College of Texas men’s basketball workforce seems finally to be clicking.

Driving the information: A month forward of the Significant 12 Basketball Match and the year-conclusion NCAA match, the Longhorns are putting jointly amazing victories. A big check will come Saturday, as the 20th-rated UT squad takes on No. 10 Baylor up in Waco.

Why it issues: A victory towards Baylor, very last year’s countrywide champion, would bookend an extraordinary 7 days that started with UT’s thrilling Monday night time upset against No. 8 Kansas.

  • The 79-76 victory noticed UT supporters rush the Erwin Middle courtroom and very likely punched the Longhorns’ ticket to the NCAA tourney.
  • For a temporary second, you could have imagined UT was a basketball college.

Of observe: The Large 12 on Wednesday fined Texas $25,000 and issued a public reprimand as a penalty for fans storming the court docket.

  • We are guessing Chris Beard, UT’s new head basketball coach, who has designed admirer support a major topic of his brief tenure, thinks it’s a discount.

Meanwhile: The women’s squad, rated 16th, experienced missing three straight video games to rated opponents ahead of defeating Texas Tech Wednesday evening.

What is following: The women’s team can absolutely bust out of its doldrums with a earn this Saturday versus 12th-ranked Oklahoma — 7pm at the Erwin Middle.

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