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Horns Illustrated Week in Review (April 14th-21st)

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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.

 

Football

The University of Texas Longhorns hosted their annual Orange-White scrimmage at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The scrimmage gave Texas fans a chance to see the new look Longhorn team under the new head coach Charlie Strong and his staff.

It also gave Texas fans a chance to see which quarterback on the roster would step up and lead the offense in the summer with junior quarterback David Ash out with injury. The Longhorns are left with three quarterbacks on the roster after Ash's foot injury last week—sophomore Tyrone Swoopes, converted wide receiver/tight end Miles Onyegbule, and walk-on Trey Holtz.

The team were split into two teams—the Texas squad and the Longhorn squad. The Texas squad ended up defeating the Longhorn squad 38-14.

Each of the quarterbacks received reps in the scrimmage and each had some highlight plays for the Texas coaches to be pleased with moving forward. Swoopes went 17-for-30 for 229 yards passing and threw three touchdowns and was intercepted once.

Onyegbule went 5-for-10 for 60 yards and threw two interceptions. Onyegbule added a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Trey Holtz went 5-for-7 for 55 yards and threw a 22-yard touchdown to John Harris on the final play of the scrimmage.

Malcolm Brown rushed for 82 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving). Daje Johnson caught a 42-yard touchdown on a hail mary pass to end the first half.

Jaxon Shipley caught six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. Jalen Overstreet rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries. Safety Mykkele Thompson scored a defensive touchdown on a 36-yard interception return in the first quarter.

On defense Cedric Reed had two sacks and two quarterback hurries. Caleb Bluiett finished with two sacks and a pass breakup.

The Longhorns season opener is on August 30, at home against North Texas.

 

Baseball

The University of Texas Longhorn baseball team were swept by the TCU Horned Frogs at home this week in their three-game series. The Longhorns struggled to put runs on the board against the Horned Frogs all series, only scoring one run in three games.

On Thursday, the Longhorns lost 3-0 after TCU's starter, Finnegan pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters. Texas came back on Friday and lost 2-0 and were only able to garner four hits off the Horns Frogs for the second straight game. TCU's Preston Morrison pitched seven scoreless innings and struck out seven batters.

In the final game of the series on Saturday, Texas took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and maintained that lead for almost the entire game. TCU rallied in the seventh inning and scored two runs to take a one-run lead. The Horns Frogs added an insurance run in the ninth inning to take a 3-1 lead.

After coming back so often this season, Texas looked like it could pull off another come-from-behind victory, but fell just short in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Longhorns loaded the bases with one out, but Andy McGuire grounded into a double play to end the game.

The Longhorns fall to 30-11 this season and 9-6 in Big 12 play. The return to action on Tuesday at home against UT-Pan American. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central.

 

Basketball

Two former Texas Longhorn basketball players helped lead their teams to victory in the first round of the NBA playoffs this week. Kevin Durant scored 33 points and finished with eight rebounds and seven assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 and take a 1-0 lead into Monday night's Game Two.

Lamarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record and career-high 46 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Houston Rockets 122-120 in overtime. Aldridge also added 18 rebounds, two blocks, and two assists.

Men's Tennis 

The No. 7  Texas Longhorn Men's Tennis team clinched a share of the Big 12 Conference regular season title with a 5-1 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night. Texas earns its seventh Big 12 regular season title and first since 2010.

 

Women's Tennis

The No. 20 Texas Longhorn Women's Tennis team earned a No. 3 seed and will take on sixth-seeded TCU in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Big 12 Tennis Championship on Friday, April 25.