Texas Longhorn news: SEC basketball opponents announced, baseball into top 25, more

Catch up on all things Texas Longhorn sports from the past 48 hours. SEC opponents announced for MBB, baseball in the top 25, and more.
Texas Longhorns head coach Rodney Terry reacts to a call by an official during the basketball game.
Texas Longhorns head coach Rodney Terry reacts to a call by an official during the basketball game. / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

After a disappointing finish to the Horns’ 2023-24 men’s basketball season, Texas is looking to the future and the future is in the SEC.

Last season, the Longhorns finished with a 21-13 overall record, including a win over future SEC opponent LSU.

The SEC had multiple teams in the AP Top 25 throughout last season including Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and more.

As Rodney Terry’s squad prepares for its new conference, the SEC announced each team’s conference opponents for the upcoming season.

Texas men’s basketball 2024-25 SEC opponents:

Longhorns' home games:

  • vs. Alabama, vs. Arkansas, vs. Auburn, vs. Georgia, vs. Kentucky, vs. Missouri, vs. Oklahoma, vs. Tennessee, vs. Texas A&M

Longhorns' away games:

  • at Arkansas, at Florida, at LSU, at Ole Miss, at Mississippi State, at Oklahoma, at South Carolina, at Texas A&M, at Vanderbilt

Alabama finished last season atop the SEC and with a run to the NCAA Tournament Final Four, luckily the Horns only have to see the Crimson Tide at the Moody Center in Austin.

Unfortunately, Texas does have to face the Arkansas Razorbacks twice this season. Legendary Kentucky coach John Calipari took over the Razorback program and brought along many of his top recruits.

While the exact schedule for Texas’ first season in the SEC, fans can get excited about which talented teams they will be able to see in action against the Horns.

There is just one week left in Texas baseball’s regular season before the Big 12 Tournament begins and, just in time, the Longhorns have remembered how to play baseball.

After struggling to find consistency throughout a majority of the season, Texas has won back-to-back series over Big 12 opponents, Oklahoma State and UCF.

The recent series wins have pushed Texas back into a top 25 spot according to NCAA Division I Baseball Rankings.

Texas will face the Kansas Jayhawks in a three-game series at home from May 16-18 before the Big 12 Tournament begins on May 21.

More Texas sports news:

The Longhorns earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Softball Tournament for the first time in program history and will host a regional at McCombs Field.

Texas finished the regular season with a 45-6 overall record and made a run to the Big 12 Championship game before losing to Oklahoma.

In the regional, the Horns will play against the Siena Saints who are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history.

The Texas men’s track and field team won a final Big 12 title before leaving the conference for the SEC.

Ahead of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, the Horns dominated in field and track events alike to walk away with the conference title.

Texas has the most Big 12 championships by a long shot. The Horns have 225 total conference titles (combining both regular season and tournament). 

The Big 12 team with the second most conference championships is Oklahoma which only has 99 titles to its name.

More college sports news:

Legendary Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder announced her retirement after 24 incredible years with the Hawkeyes.

Bluder was a collegiate women’s basketball head coach for four decades and became a pivotal part of growing the women’s game.

The Hawkeyes announced that Jan Jensen will be Bluder’s predecessor. Jensen was Bluder’s associate head coach for all 24 years at Iowa after spending 8 seasons as her assistant coach at Drake.

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