Oklahoma St star freshman Cade Cunningham to enter NBA draft
Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham looks to pass under pressure from Texas' Kai Jones (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Big 12 tournament championship in Kansas City, Mo, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)STILLWATER, Okla. – Cade Cunningham announced Thursday that he will enter the NBA draft after a dynamic freshman season that saw him named a first-team AP All-American. Cunningham won the Wayman Tisdale Award as the top freshman in college basketball. He finished his college career by scoring 24 points in Oklahoma State’s 80-70 loss to Oregon State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Texas stunner: No. 14 Abilene Christian ousts 'Horns 53-52
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)INDIANAPOLIS – Abilene Christian and its frantic, havoc-causing defense sent Shaka Smart and Texas out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round yet again as the 14th-seeded Wildcats stunned the third-seeded Longhorns 53-52 on Saturday night. The Wildcats caused all kinds of headaches for the bigger, more talented Longhorns all night and got just enough offense to pull off their first NCAA Tournament victory in their second appearance. 11 seed UCLA in the second round on Monday. Andrew Jones scored 13 points for Texas (23-5) and was nearly the hero. Jones hit two free throws with 56 seconds left and his 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining put the Longhorns in front 52-51.
No. 13 Texas beats No. 12 Oklahoma St for first Big 12 title
– Texas finally won the Big 12 Tournament championship. 12 Oklahoma State. Isaac Likekele added 13 points and Kalib Boone had 12 for the Cowboys, who fought past No. 10 West Virginia and the second-ranked Bears the previous two days to reach their first Big 12 Tournament title game since 2009. BIG PICTUREAdOklahoma State finished the season on a roll, winning eight of its last nine before the Big 12 title game with a pair of OT victories.
No. 15 Texas keeps road roll going with 76-64 win over TCU
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FORT WORTH, Texas – Andrew Jones and the Texas Longhorns took a busy bonus week of Big 12 road games and turned it into momentum for the postseason. 15 Texas finished the regular season with a third consecutive road victory, beating TCU 76-64 on Sunday night. They also won at Iowa State and 15th-ranked Oklahoma to reach 9-2 away from home and 6-2 in true road games. “It’s hard to win three road games in one week,” Coleman said. The Horned Frogs will have to win twice in the Big 12 tournament for him to avoid his first.
Reaves' 23 points, late FT lift Oklahoma over Texas 80-79
Longhorns guard Matt Coleman, who sat out most of the second half, fouled out when he sent Reaves to the line for the decisive free throws. Texas got back within one when Andrew Jones made two free throws seconds later. “We'll have to work on missing free throws, I guess," Kruger said. Before his late free throws, Reaves had a key three-point play with a drive and layup that drew a fifth foul on Texas forward Greg Brown. So I guess it was a good shot,” Reaves said.
Jones' 3 lifts No. 4 Texas over No. 14 West Virginia 72-70
14 West Virginia on Saturday. West Virginia was poised to add to a 54-45 lead midway through the second half, then Texas got tough on defense. West Virginia: The Mountaineers became the first team to score 40 points in the first half against Texas this season. It was a reversal of fortunes for West Virginia after terrible starts in their two previous games. But it was the second half Saturday where West Virginia struggled this time, making just 10 of 34 field goals (29%).
Coleman, No. 17 Texas beat No. 14 UNC 69-67 for Maui title
Coleman hit a stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left to help Texas beat No. The Tar Heels (3-1) could only heave the ball the length of the court for a miracle that never materialized. UNC’s Leaky Black answered with two free throws with 25.6 seconds left, setting up Coleman's winner. That gave the Tar Heels three games in Williams’ hometown with fan cutouts in the stands and crowd noise pumped in. UNC: The Tar Heels visit third-ranked Iowa on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.