UTRGV wins on buzzer-beater, Texas delivers beatdown at Bert Ogden Arena
EDINBURG — Bert Ogden Arena played host to a men’s basketball doubleheader featuring UTRGV and No. The Vaqueros opened the show with a thrilling 78-77 win over Western Illinois on a buzzer-beating layup by Ahren Freeman. When the Vaqueros needed a bucket most, however, it was Freeman who received an inbounds pass trailing 77-76 with 3.4 seconds left. Texas (4-0) took the court after the Vaqueros in front of a crowd of 6,674 scattered with burnt orange. A lot of tradition here with basketball, a lot of tradition here with Longhorns fans and alumni, so I thought it was awesome,” Texas head coach Chris Beard said.myrgv.com
Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers
Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. Hes hoping the older players provide some stability amid these uncertain times for college athletics highlighting the enhanced value of transfers for the coaches who changed jobs after last season and are trying to build new programs. It remains unclear how many transfers will get a waiver to play right away or must sit out a year. It's why ACC Network analyst and former Notre Dame player Jordan Cornette pointed to more than talent and fit with a transfer's value. Coaches are barred from in-person activities such as traveling to meet a recruit or bringing one in for an official visit.