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Longhorns basketball jumps in rankings after Kansas win
(Texas Mens Basketball)
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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