2018–19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2018–19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Conference Big 12 Conference
2018–19 record 0–0 (0–0 Big 12)
Head coach Shaka Smart (4th season)
Assistant coach Darrin Horn
Assistant coach Jai Lucas
Assistant coach Neill Berry
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Baylor 0 0       0 0  
Iowa State 0 0       0 0  
Kansas 0 0       0 0  
Kansas State 0 0       0 0  
Oklahoma 0 0       0 0  
Oklahoma State 0 0       0 0  
TCU 0 0       0 0  
Texas 0 0       0 0  
Texas Tech 0 0       0 0  
West Virginia 0 0       0 0  
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of April 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018–19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team will represent the University of Texas at Austin in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They will be led by fourth-year head coach Shaka Smart and will play their home games at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as members of the Big 12 Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Longhorns finished the 2017–18 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]

Offseason[edit]

Name Number Height Position Class Reason
Mohamed Bamba 4 6'11" C Freshman Delcared for the NBA Draft/hired a agent
Ryan McClurg 30 6'5" F Senior Graduated
Joe Schwartz 25 6'3" G Senior Graduated
James Banks 00 6'10" C Sophomore Transferred to Georgia Tech
Eric Davis 10 6'2" G Junior Delacred for the NBA Draft/hired a agent
Jacob Young 3 6'2" G Sophomore Transferred to Rutgers

2018 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gerald Liddell
#11 SF
Cibolo, TX Byron P. Steele II High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Courtney Ramey
#11 PG
Webster Groves, MO Webster Groves High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Apr 27, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kamaka Hepa
#13 PF
Portland, OR Jefferson High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 31, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jaxson Hayes
#9 C
Cincinnati, OH Moeller High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Brock Cunningham
#41 PF
Austin, TX Westlake High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 4, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 9  247Sports: 8  ESPN: 13
  • 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:

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 22, 2018*
7:30 pm, FS1
vs. North Carolina
Las Vegas Invitational semifinal
  
                  Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Nov 23, 2018*
TBD, Fox or FS1
vs. UCLA or Michigan State
Las Vegas Invitational championship/third place game
  
                  Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Big 12 regular season
Big 12 Tournament
Mar 13–16, 2019
TBA
vs. TBD   
                  Sprint Center 
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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.