2018-19 Texas Longhorns Men's Basketball Team
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2018%E2%80%9319 Texas Longhorns Men's Basketball Team
2018-19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
NIT, champions
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2018-19 record21-16 (8-10 Big 12)
Head coachShaka Smart (4th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaFrank Erwin Center
Seasons
← 2017-18
2019-20 →
2018-19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
14 4   .778     25 9   .735
No. 9 Texas Tech 14 4   .778     31 7   .816
No. 17 Kansas 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
Baylor 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
No. 24 Iowa State + 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
Texas 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Oklahoma 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
TCU 7 11   .389     23 14   .622
Oklahoma State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
West Virginia 4 14   .222     15 21   .417
+ 2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018-19 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 2018-19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by fourth-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. The team won the 2019 National Invitational Tournament.

Previous season

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

Departures

Name Number Height Position Class Reason
James Banks 00 6'10" C Sophomore Transferred to Georgia Tech
Jacob Young 3 6'2" G Sophomore Transferred to Rutgers
Mohamed Bamba 4 6'11" C Freshman Declared for the NBA Draft/hired an agent
Eric Davis 10 6'2" G Junior Declared for the NBA Draft/hired an agent
Isaiah Hobbs 22 6'3" G Senior Graduate transferred to Barry
Joe Schwartz 25 6'3" G Senior Walk-on; graduated
Ryan McClurg 30 6'5" F Senior Walk-on; graduated

Recruits

2018 recruiting class

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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:

  • "2018 Texas Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2018.
  • "Texas 2018 Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2018.
  • "2018 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2018.

Roster

Brock Cunningham, Gerald Liddell, Kamaka Hepa, Jaxson Hayes, Jericho Sims and Courtney Ramey tour the LBJ Library in December 2018

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
F/C Dylan Osetkowski Jericho Sims
F Jaxson Hayes Kamaka Hepa Royce Hamm Jr.
G/F Kerwin Roach Jase Febres Gerald Liddell
G Matt Coleman Blake Nevins (W) Andrew Jones
PG Elijah Mitrou-Long Courtney Ramey

Source:[5]

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
*
W   1-0
 13-   6-   7-  (7,522)
*

W  OT 2-0
 18-   13-   4-  (1,400)
*

W   3-0
 13-   10-   6-  (7,453)
*

W   4-0
 15-   11-   6-  (8,212)
*

W   5-0
 32-   9-   7-  (7,489)
*

L   5-1
 15-   6-   5-  (6,500)
*
L   5-2
 16-   17-   3-  (8,137)
*
L   5-3
 14-   9-   3-  (8,190)
*
W   6-3
 22-   6-   5-  (10,048)
*
W   7-3
 16-   7-   8-  (8,265)
*
L   7-4
 13-   10-   4-  (8,610)
*
W   8-4
 12-   8-   3-  (9,188)

W   9-4
(1-0)
 23-   11-   7-  (10,137)


W   10-4
(2-0)
 17-   7-   3-  (9,195)


L   10-5
(2-1)
 18-   7-   4- 

L   10-6
(2-2)
 17-   9-   5-  (14,070)


L   10-7
(2-3)
 16-   9-   8-  (16,300)

W   11-7
(3-3)
 23-   11-   2-  (11,991)

L   11-8
(3-4)
 15-   10-   5-  (7,099)
*

L   11-9
 19-   7-   5-  (10,374)


W   12-9
(4-4)
 16-   9-   4-  (11,934)


L   12-10
(4-5)
 19-   8-   5-  (14,384)

W   13-10
(5-5)
 21-   7-   5-  (9,831)


W   14-10
(6-5)
 19-   10-   5-  (12,815)


L   14-11
(6-6)
 17-   8-   5-  (9,418)

W   15-11
(7-6)
 16-   7-   3-  (10,406)


L   15-12
(7-7)
 15-   6-   5-  (9,116)


L  OT 15-13
(7-8)
 23-   5-   10-  (5,796)


W   16-13
(8-8)
 26-   6-   10-  (10,494)


L   16-14
(8-9)
 16-   5-   1-  (15,098)


L   16-15
(8-10)
 19-   7-   5-  (9,762)
Big 12 Tournament


L   16-16
 18-   7-   3-  (18,927)
NIT
*

W   17-16
 26-   6-   4-  (1,739)
*

W  OT 18-16
 21-   10-   6-  (3,204)
*

W   19-16
 15-   10-   3-  (3,982)
*

W   20-16
 22-   9-   8-  (4,599)
*

W   21-16
 19-   11-   9-  (4,051)
  • Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final
AP RV RV RV 17 RV RV NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR Not released
Coaches RV RV^ RV 17 RV RV NR NR NR RV NR NR NR RV RV RV NR RV NR NR RV

*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings
^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll.

References


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