2017–18 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2017–18 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Big 12 Conference
2017–18 record 19–15 (8–10 Big 12)
Head coach Shaka Smart (3rd season)
Assistant coach Darrin Horn
Assistant coach Jai Lucas
Assistant coach Mike Morell
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
2017–18 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Kansas 13 5   .722     31 8   .795
No. 14 Texas Tech 11 7   .611     27 10   .730
No. 15 West Virginia 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
Kansas State 10 8   .556     25 12   .676
TCU 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Oklahoma State 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Texas 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Oklahoma 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
Baylor 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Iowa State 4 14   .222     13 18   .419
2018 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by third-year head coach Shaka Smart and played their home games at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 19–15, 8–10 in Big 12 play play to finish in seventh place, they defeated Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament[1] before losing to Texas Tech in the quarterfinals.[2] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the South region where they lost to Nevada in the First Round.[3][4]

Previous season[edit]

The Longhorns finished the 2016–17 season 11–22, 4–14 in Big 12 play play to finish in last place. They defeated Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to West Virginia.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Tevin Mack 0 G/F 6'7" 220 Sophomore Columbia, SC Transferred to Alabama
Kendal Yancy 5 G 6'3" 210 Senior Richardson, TX Graduated
Mareik Isom 14 F 6'9" 217 RS Senior Austin, TX Graduated
Jarrett Allen 31 F 6'11" 235 Freshman Austin, TX Declare for 2017 NBA draft
Shaquille Cleare 32 F 6'8" 275 Senior Andros, BS Graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Elijah Mitrou-Long 55 G 6'0" 175 Junior Mississauga, ON Transferred from Mount St. Mary's. Under NCAA transfer rules, Long will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

2017 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mohamed Bamba
#2 C
Harlem, NY Westtown School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 216 lb (98 kg) May 18, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Matt Coleman
#6 PG
Norfolk, VA Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 16, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jericho Sims
#10 C
Minneapolis, MN Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Royce Hamm
#13 PF
Houston, TX Aldine High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jul 1, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jase Febres
#29 SG
Houston, TX Westfield High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 7   Rivals: 14  247Sports: 6  ESPN: 27
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

2018 recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 00 James Banks 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So La Lumiere Decatur, GA
G 1 Andrew Jones 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So MacArthur Irving, TX
G 2 Matt Coleman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Oak Hill Academy Norfolk, VA
G 3 Jacob Young 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Yates Houston, TX
F 4 Mohamed Bamba 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Westtown School Harlem, NY
F 5 Royce Hamm, Jr. 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Aldine Davis Houston, TX
G 10 Eric Davis, Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Arthur Hill Saginaw, MI
G 12 Kerwin Roach 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr North Shore Houston, TX
G 13 Jase Febres 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Westfield Houston, TX
F 20 Jericho Sims 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Cristo Rey Jesuit Minneapolis, MN
F 21 Dylan Osetkowski 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr JSerra Catholic
Tulane
San Diego, CA
G 22 Isaiah Hobbs 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Lake Worth Christian Palm Beach, FL
G 25 Joe Schwartz (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Vanguard College Prep Waco, TX
F 30 Ryan McClurg (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr Seven Lakes Katy, TX
G 55 Elijah Mitrou-Long Current redshirt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr The John Carroll School
Mount St. Mary's
Mississauga, ON
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 25, 2017*
7:00 pm
vs. Texas A&M
Hurricane Harvey relief game
W 73–69 
Tudor Fieldhouse (2,048)
Houston, TX
Regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:15 pm, LHN
Northwestern State W 105–59  1–0
Frank Erwin Center (9,516)
Austin, TX
Nov 14, 2017*
7:00 pm, LHN
New Hampshire
Phil Knight Invitational opening round
W 78–60  2–0
Frank Erwin Center (8,465)
Austin, TX
Nov 18, 2017*
4:00 pm, LHN
Lipscomb W 80–57  3–0
Frank Erwin Center (8,592)
Austin, TX
Nov 23, 2017*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Butler
Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket quarterfinals
W 61–48  4–0
Veterans Memorial Coliseum (6,955)
Portland, OR
Nov 24, 2017*
4:30 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 1 Duke
Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket semifinals
L 78–85 OT 4–1
Moda Center (13,746)
Portland, OR
Nov 26, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPN
vs. No. 17 Gonzaga
Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket 3rd place game
L 71–76 OT 4–2
Moda Center (15,365)
Portland, OR
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, LHN
Florida A&M W 82–58  5–2
Frank Erwin Center (8,511)
Austin, TX
Dec 5, 2017*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at VCU W 71–67  6–2
Siegel Center (7,637)
Richmond, VA
Dec 12, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Michigan L 52–59  6–3
Frank Erwin Center (12,504)
Austin, TX
Dec 16, 2017*
1:00 pm, LHN
Louisiana Tech W 75–60  7–3
Frank Erwin Center (8,828)
Austin, TX
Dec 18, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Tennessee State W 47–46  8–3
Frank Erwin Center (8,218)
Austin, TX
Dec 22, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Alabama
Vulcan Classic
W 66–50  9–3
Legacy Arena (16,146)
Birmingham, AL
Dec 29, 2017
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 11 Kansas L 86–92  9–4
(0–1)
Frank Erwin Center (15,802)
Austin, TX
Jan 1, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Iowa State W 74–70 OT 10–4
(1–1)
Hilton Coliseum (14,131)
Ames, IA
Jan 6, 2018
1:00 pm, ESPNU
at Baylor L 60–69  10–5
(1–2)
Ferrell Center (7,119)
Waco, TX
Jan 10, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 16 TCU W 99–98 2OT 11–5
(2–2)
Frank Erwin Center (9,736)
Fort Worth, TX
Jan 13, 2018
4:00 pm, ESPNews
at Oklahoma State L 64–65  11–6
(2–3)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,707)
Stillwater, OK
Jan 17, 2018
7:00 pm, LHN
No. 8 Texas Tech W 67–58  12–6
(3–3)
Frank Erwin Center (12,396)
Austin, TX
Jan 20, 2018
1:00 pm, CBS
at No. 6 West Virginia L 51–86  12–7
(3–4)
WVU Coliseum (14,001)
Morgantown, WV
Jan 22, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPN2
Iowa State W 73–57  13–7
(4–4)
Frank Erwin Center (9,123)
Austin, TX
Jan 27, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPN2
Ole Miss
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 85–72  14–7
Frank Erwin Center (10,913)
Austin, TX
Jan 31, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 10 Texas Tech L 71–73 OT 14–8
(4–5)
United Supermarkets Arena (15,098)
Lubbock, TX
Feb 3, 2018
5:15 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Oklahoma
College Gameday
W 79–74  15–8
(5–5)
Frank Erwin Center (15,533)
Austin, TX
Feb 7, 2018
7:00 pm, LHN
Kansas State L 64–67  15–9
(5–6)
Frank Erwin Center (9,211)
Austin, TX
Feb 10, 2018
1:00 pm, ESPNU
at TCU L 71–87  15–10
(5–7)
Schollmaier Arena (6,549)
Fort WOrth, TX
Feb 12, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN
Baylor L 73–74 2OT 15–11
(5–8)
Frank Erwin Center (9,204)
Austin, TX
Feb 17 2018
11:00 am, ESPN
at No. 23 Oklahoma W 77–66  16–11
(6–8)
Lloyd Noble Center (11,645)
Norman, OK
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Kansas State L 48–58  16–12
(6–9)
Bramlage Coliseum (8,623)
Manhattan, KS
Feb 24, 2018
1:00 pm, LHN
Oklahoma State W 65–64  17–12
(7–9)
Frank Erwin Center (12,316)
Fort Worth, TX
Feb 26, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 6 Kansas L 70–80  17–13
(7–10)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
Mar 3, 2018
11:00 am, ESPN
No. 20 West Virginia W 87–79 OT 18–13
(8–10)
Frank Erwin Center (11,364)
Austin, TX
Big 12 Tournament
Mar 7, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPNU
(7) vs. (10) Iowa State
First Round
W 68–64  19–13
Sprint Center (17,752)
Kansas City, MO
Mar 8, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPN2
(7) vs. (2) No. 14 Texas Tech
Quarterfinals
L 69–73  19–14
Sprint Center (17,653)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2018*
3:30 pm, TBS
(10 S) vs. (7 S) No. 24 Nevada
First Round
L 83–87 OT 19–15
Bridgestone Arena (17,552)
Nashville, TN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.
All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What we learned: Texas 68, Iowa State 64". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Texas loses to Texas Tech, but beats adversity, in Big 12 quarterfinals". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Texas vs. Nevada - Game Recap - March 16, 2018 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Nevada 87, Texas 83: Recap, analysis, reaction and more from the Longhorns' loss". SportsDay. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-04-05.