08 Mar

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Texas men’s basketball faces Texas Tech in Big 12 Championship

Guard Courtney Ramey is one of a trio of defenders who will be asked to help contain Texas Tech's talented backcourt tandem of Davide Moretti and Jahmi’us Ramsey (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Riley Zayas

AUSTIN, Texas — According to Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart, there are only two types of teams come mid-March: those still playing and those who aren’t.

Even as it seemed like all hope to make the NCAA Tournament was lost for the Texas men’s basketball team by mid-February, the Longhorns got hot at the right time, winning five straight heading into the season finale against Oklahoma State, 81-59, at the Frank Erwin Center.

The end result is that the fourth-seeded Longhorns will face