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Written by Christian Corona | 15 December 2011

When Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton, and Cory Joesph heard their name called on draft night this year, they made Texas fans everywhere proud. Even if they were still frustrated over the Longhorns second-round exit following a heartbreaking loss to Arizona in the NCAA Tournament, they could still hold their head high knowing that their team was producing such a wealth of quality talent. 

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Written by Christian Corona | 30 November 2011

Temper your expectations, people. It's bad enough that everyone expected more out of a Texas team with three first-round picks and just one NCAA tournament win last year but without six of their top seven scorers from last season, the Longhorns don't have nearly as good of a team that they had last year... yet.

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Written by Trey Scott | 20 March 2011

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This post was supposed to be five paragraphs long, but I’m going to cut it abruptly short and just make it four.

Salt in the wound?

You can blame who you want, the officials, Jordan Hamilton, Cory Joseph, Rick Barnes, the NCAA, Dick Vitale, Marv Albert, Barack Obama, Libya — it’s not going to do any good.

The Longhorns are going home early.

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Written by Trey Scott | 20 March 2011

i-2Texas (4) plays Arizona (5) today in Tulsa, with the winner advancing to the round of 16.

But the Longhorns aren’t nearly as worried about the Wildcats (28-7) as they are about their star forward Derrick Williams, who is averaging 19 points and eight rebounds a game.

If Texas can stop Williams — Rick Barnes has given the assignment to Gary Johnson — then this should be a game it will win.

That is a big “if” though. Williams has proved to be nearly unstoppable this year and has had a tremendous impact in every facet of the game for Arizona. Look no further than Friday against Memphis, when he scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and swatted what might have been Memphis’ game-winning shot.

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Written by Trey Scott | 18 March 2011

oaklandA 17-point lead turned into a four-point win against 13-seed Oakland in the second (weird) round of the NCAA Tournament. There’s a lot of good things about this 85-81 win, most importantly that it means Texas survives and advances to face the winner of the Memphis (12)/Arizona (5) game. But, if the Longhorns still expect to be a national championship contender, and they do, then they’ll need to iron out a few wrinkles.

Let’s start with the bad, for no other reason than that it’s always better to finish with the good:

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