Nov. 22, 2012
Nov. 21, 2012
Watch the replay of Texas' win over Mississippi State on WatchESPN.com. The Longhorns defeated the Bulldogs 69-55 in the seventh-place game of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational.
Nov. 20, 2012
Texas lost in overtime to USC on Tuesday, 59-53. Julien Lewis led the Horns with 17 points. It sets up a seventh-place game with Mississippi State (1-3) on Wednesday.
Nov. 19, 2012
Quote from coach Barnes after the game tonight: "The team that won the game should have won the game. They played better. I thought they played, collectively, I thought they played harder. I thought we played very tentative. I would probably even use the word scared. We haven't played anything in the three games that we've played anything like what we've practiced."
Texas vs. Chaminade preview
The first game of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational betwen Butler and Marquette begins at 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2. All the games this week are on the ESPN family of networks.
Nov. 17, 2012
With the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop, all eight coaches in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational met with members of the media on Sunday morning. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas was the moderator. Here are quotes from coach Barnes:
JAY BILAS: Next up is the head coach of Texas, Rick Barnes. He's been at Texas now for 14 seasons, and has gone to 27 straight NCAA Tournaments. (Laughter). Rick has done an extraordinary job at Texas. He was an outstanding head coach at Providence and Clemson before he went with the Longhorns and took Texas to the 2003 Final Four, and I'm sure is going to have something witty to say about what I said about him. Rick Barnes.
Nov. 17, 2012
Study. Practice. Play. After keeping up with our studies and practicing for the first time at the Lahaina Civic Center, our first full day in Maui ended with at EA SPORTS Players Party -- beach side! All eight teams competing in the Invitational were in attendance. Naturally, in an event sponsored by EA SPORTS, there was a video game tournament to cap off the night. Julien "Juice" Lewis represented the Longhorns and defeated a player from Chaminade handly before bowing out in the semifinal.
This morning Coach Barnes met with ESPN's talent whom will call all the games at the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. At the beach just outside our hotel Jay Bilas, Bill Raftery, Sean McDonough, Jimmy Dykes and coach shot some fun material you will see throughout the broadcasts, which begin on Monday. Without giving it all away, here's a taste of what you'll see: Captain Barnes.
Nov. 16, 2012
Nov. 14, 2012
Head Coach Rick Barnes:
On Jaylen Bond and Myck Kabango: We expect Jaylen to be back, but we are giving him as much time as he needs. He hasn't practiced yet, but he's been doing stuff on his own. The situation with Myck hasn't changed and we don't know anything more than we knew a week ago.
On Chaminade: It obviously means a lot to them over there. It's their university and really the whole island gets behind them. It's a neat thing because they look forward to it. It's great exposure to that part of the island, and they can play. I had a team at Providence that got beat by them. Players have to realize that everybody can play today. It's hard to win these days regardless of who you play.
Javan Felix (Freshman, Guard)
Nov. 12, 2012