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Longhorns basketball jumps in rankings after Kansas win
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Texas basketball had their biggest win of the season Saturday after the Longhorns dismantled #3 Kansas 84-59, bringing their ranking in the Associated Press poll to 4th—their highest ranking this season.

Texas basketball started the season in the Top 25, and have since climbed the rankings with Top 15 wins against UNC earlier in the year and Kansas on Saturday. With the Longhorns being 8-1, they trail only behind undefeated #2 Baylor for the top spot in the conference. The matchup between the two teams that were supposed to be played in December was postponed due to COVID complications on the Baylor side.

The Longhorns have been led in points (13.8) and assists (4.7) this season by senior guard Matt Coleman III. Against Kansas Saturday, Coleman scored 13 points and had six assists and rebounds in 33 minutes of action.

Along with junior guard Courtney Ramey and freshmen forward Greg Brown, the trio has looked like one of the best cores in the conference. This has led to Head Coach Shaka Smart to have his best start in his six seasons with the program yet.

Texas will try to continue to roll when 2-5 Iowa State comes to town on Tuesday.

The Longhorns haven't lost a game since coming up short against #4 Villanova on Dec. 6. Iowa State has not won a game in conference yet this season. Tip-off for the game will be at 7 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center.

It was announced Monday that the entirety of the March Madness Tournament, one of the largest venue producers for college athletics and the NCAA will be played in the state of Indiana with games being played primarily in Indianapolis, according to reports. If the Texas Longhorns can handle business down the stretch, fans should expect to see the team travel to the Hoosier state.

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Comedy, live music, McConaughey Q&A: Events in Austin this weekend

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💈 Finley’s Pop-up Barbershop

Experience luxury grooming the old-fashioned way at a revival of the Driskill Hotel’s early 1900s barbershop put on by Austin-based Finley’s. The pop-up will offer men’s haircuts, beard trims, hot towels, neck massages and straight razor shaves. Click here to book an appointment.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday | The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.

😂 Moontower Comedy Presents Hannah Gadsby

Catch veteran Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby touring with her newest show, “Body of Work,” written while she pondered the effects of the pandemic. Tickets are still available in the orchestra section, starting at $60.

Doors at 6 p.m. Friday | The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

🎤 Rex Orange County Who Cares? Tour

Alexander James O'Connor, AKA Rex Orange County, is returning to Austin to perform his newest album, “Who Cares?” Tickets are still available starting at $49 each.

Doors at 7:30 p.m. Friday | Germania Insurance Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd.

⚾️ Round Rock Express vs. El Paso Chihuahuas

Catch our local Minor League team play against the El Paso Chihuahuas at home this week. Tickets start at $22.

Starting 7:05 p.m. Friday | Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd.

🎶 Bleachers—The 2022 Tour

Enjoy a night of indie-pop from Grammy-winning producer Jack Antonoff, whose stage name is Bleachers, from the intimacy of Stubb’s. Tickets are still available starting at $33.

Starting 7:05 p.m. Saturday | Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River St.

🎸 The Peterson Brothers with Latasha Lee

Catch the groovy, Bastrop-born brothers are taking their rightful place on stage with soulstress Latasha Lee at Antone’s. Arrive early, seating fills up quickly! The show is 21+ and tickets start at $15.

Doors at 7 p.m. Saturday | Antone's Nightclub, 305 E 5th St.

🤠 Emmanuel Acho and Matthew McConaughey Q&A

Famous former Longhorns Emmanuel Acho and Matthew McConaughey are joining forces for a Q&A about catching greenlights and living a limitless life. Each ticket will get the holder a copy of Acho’s new book, “Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits.” Tickets are $39 per person.

1:15 p.m. Sunday | LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River St.

⚽️ Austin FC vs. Orlando City

Austin FC is facing off against Orlando City at the biggest party in Austin, Q2 Stadium. Tickets are still available starting at $65 but ticketless Verde fans can still support at one of the many Pub Clubs.

7 p.m. Sunday | Q2 Stadium, 10414 Mc Kalla Pl.