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Texas Men’s Basketball Hits The Hardwood

Believe it or not, while Longhorn nation has been dwelling on the end of a miserable 5-7 losing football season and the departure of several top assistant coaches, the Texas men’s basketball team has hit the court inside the Frank Erwin Center once again, beginning the season in the top 25 along with several other Big 12 teams, including (as of this posting), #3 Kansas, #6 Kansas State, #9 Baylor, #13 Missouri, #22 Texas, and #25 Texas A&M.

New 'Horns on the Hardwood: Tristan Thompson (left) and Corey Jospeth (right)

With some key, youthful additions (see also: Corey Joseph and Tristan Thompson), and some key departures (see also: Shawn Williams), head coach Rick Barnes has the ‘Horns off to a strong start, and one that hopefully won’t implode like last season. With shooting guard Jordan Hamilton back to launch three-pointers (averaging 20.0 ppg), work horse Gary Johnson continuing to lead the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg), Thompson adding his big-body presence both offensively and defensively (11.6 ppg, 2.3 bpg), and Joseph chipping in with court presence and ball handling (less than 1.0 on assists-to-turnover ratio), you have to like the game Texas brings to the court each night.

Let’s have a look at the results to-date, as well as what’s coming as we turn the calendar to 2011. The full listing of Big 12 conference schools schedules and their results can be found at Big 12 Sports.

2010-2011 Men’s Basketball Schedule/Results
Monday, Nov. 8 (ESPNU)
Texas (0-0) 83, Navy 52

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (ESPNU)
Texas (1-0) 89, Louisiana Tech 58

Thursday, Nov. 18 (ESPN2)
Texas (2-0) 90, #16 Illinois 84

Friday, Nov. 19 (ESPN2)
Texas (3-0) 66, #4 Pittsburgh 68

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (LSN)
Texas (3-1) 84, Sam Houston State 50

Saturday, Nov. 27 (LSN)
Texas (4-1) 62, Rice 59

Wednesday, Dec. 1 (LSN)
Texas (5-1) 76, Lamar 55

Sunday, Dec. 5 (FSN)
Texas (6-1) 56, USC 73

Saturday, Dec. 11 (LSN)
Texas (6-2) 101, Texas State 65

Tuesday, Dec. 14 (7:00 p.m. CT, LSN)
Texas (7-1) 70 v. North Florida 48

Saturday, Dec. 18 (3:00 p.m., CBS)
Texas (8-2) v. North Carolina

Wednesday, Dec. 22 (6:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. #15 Michigan State

Friday, Dec. 31 (1:00 p.m. CT, LSN)
Texas v. Coppin State

Tuesday, Jan. 4 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. Arkansas

Saturday, Jan. 8 (2:30 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #4 Connecticut

Tuesday, Jan. 11 (6:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. Texas Tech

Saturday, Jan. 15 (3:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. oklahoma

Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. #25 Texas A&M

Saturday, Jan. 22 (3:00 p.m. CT, CBS)
Texas v. #3 Kansas

Wednesday, Jan. 26 (6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN or ESPN2)
Texas v. Oklahoma State

Saturday, Jan. 28 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. #12 Missouri

Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #25 Texas A&M

Saturday, Feb. 5 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. Texas Tech

Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. oklahoma

Saturday, Feb. 12 (3:00 p.m. CT, ESPN/ESPN2)
Texas v. #9 Baylor

Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. Oklahoma State

Saturday, Feb. 19 (12:30 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Nebraska

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (7:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Iowa State

Saturday, Feb. 26 (2:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Colorado

Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #6 Kansas State

Saturday, Mar. 5 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #9 Baylor

Keep an eye out for more basketball coverage in the coming weeks, especially as Texas heads in to the meat of their non-conference and conference play.

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Other Texas-state Football Week 1 Recaps

In addition to the Big 12 Conference’s opening weekend of football, here are the outcomes of other Texas-state football squads that opened their 2009-2010 campaign over the Labor Day holiday, as well as what teams they’ll be facing this Saturday.

Conference USA

Conference USA
Houston 55 v. Northwestern State 7
It’s like Andre Ware was back in red and white! Houston quarterback Case Keenum completed 23 of 30 passes for 359 yards, four TDs, and no picks to absolutely demolish the demons. No need to run when you can throw, as the Cougars racked up 91 yards rushing. Can their pass-happy offense stand up to Okie State’s stout defense? We’ll find out Saturday.
Next up: @ Oklahoma State (1-0)

Rice 24 v. Alabama-Birmingham 44
The Owls defense got taken to the barn on Saturday, to the tune of 516 yards of UAB offense, in their opening game loss. Rice gave up 295 yards rushing and 221 yards through the air – not a good sign going to Lubbock next week – and the Owls look undecided at quarterback between Nick Fanuzzi (12/20, 154 yards, 1 TD) and John Thomas Sheperd (10/22, 81 yards, 1 INT).
Next up: @ Texas Tech (1-0)

Southern Methodist (SMU) 31 v. Stephen F. Austin (SFA) 23
SMU scrapes by, as the Mustangs scored on fourth-and-one with 7 minutes to play to overcome a 9-point deficit and win their home opener. Running back Shawnbrey McNeal looked solid, rushing for 158 yards on 19 carries and accounting for one TD, while quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (could this be the second best Texas-state quarterback name behind Texas’ Colt McCoy?) completed 23 of 45 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown.
Next up: Alabama-Birmingham (1-0)

Texas El-Paso (UTEP) 17 v. Buffalo 23
Even though UTEp outgained the Bulls on offense, Buffalo was efficient and capitalized on UTEP mistakes to take the lead in the second quarter and hold on for the win in west Texas. UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe threw 45 attempts, completing 27, for 233 yards but no TDs.
Next up: Kansas (1-0)

Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
Texas Christian (TCU) – no game in week one
Next up: @ Virginia (0-1)

Southland Conference
Southland Conference
Sam Houston State 28 v. Western Illinois 35
One yard. One measly yard – and a bit of pass defense by SHS – and this game potentially ends differently. SHS drove to the WIU 1-yard line with 21 seconds to play, down by seven, but couldn’t score on three straight plays to end the game and the Leathernecks pull out the victory in Huntsville. Just criminal, if you know what we mean.
Next up: North Dakota State (0-1)

Stephen F. Austin (SFA) 23 v. Southern Methodist (SMU) 31
A tough night defensively for the Lumberjacks, as SFA had more total yards of offense than the Mustangs (460 to 355) but couldn’t come out with a win. Quarterback Jeremy Moses threw 52 times for 391 yards and 2 TDs, but also completed five passes to the Mustangs for INTs.

By the way, who the heck is SFA’s next opponent – Texas College? The Steers have no logo and play only five football games on the year (wrap it up in October) – watch out, Texas College, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder might come calling next year.
Next up: @ Texas College (0-1)

Texas State 48 v. Angelo State 28
Texas State quarterback Bradley George threw for 328 yards and three TDs in the win, while the Bobcats racked up 463 yards in total offense.
Next up: Bye

Sun Belt Conference
Sun Belt Conference
North Texas 20 v. Ball State 10
North Texas put up 512 yards of offense on the road for the win, including quarterback Riley Dodge’s 216 yards passing and one TD, as well as 296 yards on the ground from Cam Montgomery, Dodge, and Lance Dunbar.
Next up: Ohio (0-1)

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2009-2010 Other Texas-state Football Schedules

In addition to the Big 12 Conference schools, here are additional 2009-2010 football schedules for major universities Houston, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, Southern Methodist (SMU), Stephen F. Austin, Texas Christian (TCU), Texas State, and Texas El-Paso (UTEP).

As with the Big 12 Conference games, TV coverage and unannounced game times will be updated throughout the year – check back here, or contact your local cable provider for more details.

Conference USA (link)
Houston Cougars
9/5 Northwestern State
9/12 @ Oklahoma State
9/26 Texas Tech (ESPN2, ESPN360)
10/3 @ Texas-El Paso
10/10 @ Mississippi State
10/17 @ Tulane
10/24 Southern Methodist
10/31 Southern Mississippi
11/7 @ Tulsa
11/14 @ Central Florida
11/21 Memphis
11/28 Rice

Rice Owls
9/5 @ Alabama-Birmingham
9/12 @ Texas Tech
9/19 @ Oklahoma State
9/26 Vanderbilt
10/3 Tulsa
10/10 Navy
10/17 @ East Carolina
10/24 Central Florida
11/7 @ Southern Methodist
11/14 Tulane
11/21 Texas-El Paso
11/28 @ Houston

Southern Methodist (SMU)
9/5 Stephen F. Austin
9/12 Alabama-Birmingham
9/19 @ Washington State
10/3 @ Texas Christian
10/10 East Carolina
10/17 Navy
10/24 @ Houston
10/31 @ Tulsa
11/7 Rice
11/14 Texas-El Paso
11/21 @ Marshall
11/28 Tulane

Texas-El Paso (UTEP)
9/5 Buffalo
9/12 Kansas
9/19 @ New Mexico (ESPN360)
9/26 @ Texas
10/3 Houston
10/10 @ Memphis
10/21 Tulsa
10/31 Alabama-Birmingham
11/7 @ Tulane
11/14 @ Southern Methodist
11/21 @ Rice
11/28 Marshall

Mountain West Conference (link)
Texas Christian (TCU)
9/12 @ Virginia (ESPNU)
9/19 Texas State
9/26 @ Clemson
10/3 Southern Methodist
10/10 @ Air Force
10/17 Colorado State
10/24 @ Brigham Young
10/31 UNLV
11/7 @ San Diego State
11/14 Utah
11/21 @ Wyoming
11/28 New Mexico

Southland Conference (link)
Sam Houston State
9/3 Western Illinois
9/12 North Dakota State
9/26 @ Tulsa
10/3 St. Joseph’s
10/10 Nicholls State
10/17 @ Southeastern Louisiana
10/24 @ Stephen F. Austin
10/31 Northwestern State
11/7 @ McNeese State
11/14 Central Arkansas
11/21 @ Texas State

Stephen F. Austin
9/5 @ Southern Methodist
9/19 @ Western Illinois
9/26 North Dakota
10/10 McNeese State
10/17 @ Central Arkansas
10/24 Sam Houston State
10/31 @ Texas State
11/7 Nicholls State
11/14 @ Southeastern Louisiana
11/21 @ Northwestern State

Texas State
9/5 Angelo State
9/19 @ Texas Christian
9/26 Texas Southern
10/3 @ Southern Utah
10/10 Southern Louisiana
10/17 @ Nicholls State
10/24 @ Northwestern State
10/31 Stephen F. Austin
11/7 @ Central Arkansas
11/14 McNeese State
11/21 Sam Houston State

Sun Belt Conference (link)
North Texas
9/3 @ Ball State (ESPNU)
9/12 Ohio
9/19 @ Alabama (ESPN360)
9/26 Middle Tennessee State
10/10 @ Louisiana-Lafayette
10/17 Florida Atlantic
10/24 @ Troy
10/31 Western Kentucky
11/7 Louisiana-Monroe
11/14 @ Florida Int’l
11/21 Army
11/28 @ Arkansas State

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