Horns Illustrated Week in Review (March 17th-24th)

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The Horns Illustrated Week in Review covers all the University of Texas sporting events that took place this past week

 

Did you miss anything ‎Texas Longhorns related from the past 7 days? Don't worry, we will bring you up to speed.

 

Texas Football

The Texas Longhorns Football team started Spring practice under the new coaching staff and Head Coach Charlie Strong. The Longhorns began their practices last week as the players and coaches lead up to the Orange-White Scrimmage on April 19 at  Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. central, but the other festivities around the stadium will begin around 10:45 a.m.

 

Men's Basketball

The University of Texas Men's Basketball team concluded their season after falling to No.2 seed Michigan, 79-65, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Isaiah Taylor scored 22 points and Martez Walker added 14 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Wolverine's record-breaking night from the three-point line. Michigan made 14 team three-pointers, which set a tournament record.

In the previous round, Texas beat No. 10 seed Arizona State in dramatic fashion when Cam Ridley hit a shot at the buzzer to give the Longhorns a 87-85 win. Ridley finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds in that game. Martez Walker finished with 16 points, while Demarcus Holland added 14 points.

The win over Arizona State was the Longhorns' first tournament win since 2011. Texas finishes the season with a 24-11 overall record.

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Baseball

The Texas Longhorn Baseball team picked up their fourth consecutive win on Saturday in a 11-0 victory over Colombia. The game was a part of a three game series, in which the Longhorns played once on Friday and then played a doubleheader on Saturday. In the first game of the doubleheader the Longhorns won 6-1. C.J. Hinojosa and Brooks Marlow each recorded a two RBI performance, while Parker French got the win on the mound. French struck out six over 7.2 innings pitch and allowed one earned run on six hits and three walks. In the Longhorns' 11-0 win, four Longhorn players finished with two RBIs each, while Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss combined to pitch a shutout.

Friday's game was a 7-3 win, led by the hitting of Colin Shaw, who finished with three RBIs and went 3-for-4 at the plate.

 

Women's Basketball

The fifth-seeded University of Texas Women's Basketball team played No. 12 seed Penn on Sunday and defeated the Quakers 79-61 after sparking a comeback in the second half. Three Texas players finished with double-digit scoring, Imani McGee-Stafford led the Longhorns with 20 points. She also finished with 12 rebounds to earn a double-double. Nekia Jones finished with 14 points, and Empress Davenport added 10 points.

The comeback was led by McGee-Stafford, who scored 15 of her 20 points after the halftime break. The Longhorns advance to the next round to play Maryland on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

 

Track and Field

The 2014 Clyde Little Texas Relays are set to be hosted at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on March 26-29. The 87th annual meet will again expected to draw strong representation from across the state of Texas, the nation and the world among the high school, collegiate and professional ranks. Events will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network all week long and you can also follow the results on twitter: @UTexasTrack or #TXRelays14.

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