Let’s work. 🤘 #HookEm https://t.co/rSfXARX3dg— Texas Men's Basketball (@Texas Men's Basketball) 1609780269.0
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.
No. 8 Texas with a BIG UPSET over No. 3 Kansas 🤘 Courtney Ramey: 18 PTS, 4 REB Jericho Sims: 11 PTS, 12 REB https://t.co/wXyvSda4o6— Bleacher Report CBB (@Bleacher Report CBB) 1609614743.0
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 football buried the lede. Texas basketball beats Kansas on the road by 25 and is headed for a top-5 ranking.— Burnt Orange Nation (@Burnt Orange Nation) 1609614087.0
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.
Breaking: The NCAA will hold the entire 2021 men's basketball tournament in Indiana, with most games taking place i… https://t.co/mxddTzp7F2— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 1609777515.0
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Despite a 2-0 deficit, there was a pot of gold for Austin FC after all as it celebrated its annual Pride Night with rainbows and a 2-2 comeback draw to FC Dallas Saturday night.
After three FC Dallas losses last season, the Dallas derby draw marks the first time Austin FC has tied against its Copa Texas rival. Austin continues to edge over FC Dallas as it sits at 3rd in the MLS West.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the match:
A somber start
Decked out in colorful hues for LBGTQ+ Pride, Verde fans started the match on a somber note as they held up banners to take a stand against gun violence before the match.
As the national anthem began, fans held up banners with the names of each child that was killed in the Uvalde school shooting and a plea to "end gun violence."
The supporters' section was also dotted with Pride flags and a "Bans off Our Bodies" banner in protest of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
FC Dallas earns a 2-0 lead
That sober tone continued onto the pitch. With midfielder Daniel Pereira's absence due to a red card, the Verde and Black lost two goals to FC Dallas by the 70th minute of play.
FC Dallas played it sneaky for the first half of the match, giving Austin FC plenty of room to hold possession as it waited to strike on a Verde error. That mentality proved dangerous for Austin as Dallas' Paul Arriola took advantage of Brad Stuver's deflection to score the first goal of the night in the 57th minute of play.
Dallas struck once more as Brandon Servant pushed past the Verde line to score the second goal of the match.
Austin FC strikes back
But energy quickly returned to Austin's favor thanks to Designated Player Sebastian Driussi, who scooted past several FC Dallas defenders alongside Moussa Djitte to snag an unlikely first goal for Austin.
A full Verde comeback
Austin's subs proved deadly as momentum returned to the home team toward the end of the match. A well-placed cross from Nick Lima—and a diving header from a fresh-legged Danny Hoesen—helped the team secure the draw with a second Verde goal in the 84th minute of play.
Hoesen, who was Austin's first starting striker last season, has now scored two goals with the team after a yearlong injury stuck him on the bench.
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Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.
The rally, organized by the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Texas, started at the federal courthouse on Republic Square on Friday at 5 p.m. before the crowd marched to the Texas Capitol. More protests are expected to ensue over the weekend.
People showed up with all types of signs like Mindy Moffa holding up, "Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers."
Austin joined cities across the country that saw protests for a women's right to an abortion after the ruling.
According to a recent UT poll, 78% of Texas voters support abortion access in most cases.
Sabrina Talghade and Sofia Pellegrini held up signs directed at Texas laws. A Texas trigger law will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization, starting 30 days after the ruling. When state legislators passed the trigger law last summer, it also passed laws for more protection of firearms, including the right to open carry without a permit.
Lili Enthal of Austin yells as around 1,000 Texans marched to the Texas Capitol.
From the Texas Capitol, Zoe Webb lets her voice be heard against the Supreme Court ruling.
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