TEXAS LONGHORNS (14-10), (4-6)
All for Texas 🤘 https://t.co/X5wg45nOvP— Texas Longhorns (@Texas Longhorns) 1581386483.0
Last week: (0-2): L - Texas Tech 62-57, L - Baylor 52-45
This week: Saturdayvs. Iowa State
Before becoming Baylor's latest victim, the Texas Longhorns dropped a winnable game on Saturday in a 62-57 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Overall, it was a tale of two halves for the Longhorns as the Red Raiders trailed by as many as 16 points during the first half. After a nearly perfect half, UT allowed the Red Raiders to outscored them 43-26 in the second period, as Texas Tech shot 54.5% from the field, 42.8% from behind the arc.
Up next, the Longhorns will look to end their two-game skid on Saturday in a road game against the Iowa State Cyclones.
TEXAS A&M AGGIES (11-11), (5-5)
📹 R U N I T B A C K | M I Z Z O U: PT 2 #GigEm https://t.co/ZdpLL0f5M4— Texas A&M Basketball (@Texas A&M Basketball) 1581037200.0
Last week: (1-1): W - Missouri 68-51, L - South Carolina 74-54
This week: Wednesdayvs. Florida, Saturday vs. Georgia
The roller-coaster season continued for the Texas A&M Aggies. They started the week taking a 68-51 victory over Missouri, in a game in which four players scored in double-figure with Josh Nebo led the way with 18 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the win. It was a night the Tigers struggled offensively with Xavier Pinson leading the way with nine points.
Following the win, the Aggies suffered one of their worst defeats in conference play in a 20-point loss at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Up next, the Aggies will return to the court on Wednesday to take on the Florida Gators.
Houston Cougars (19-5), (9-2)
Houston #cougars up big at the half leading 38-18 over the Wichita State #Shockers. Quentin Grimes leading the way… https://t.co/cEwuBC1pbh— Coty Davis (@Coty Davis) 1581281728.0
Last week: (2-0): W - Tulane 75-62, W - Wichita State 76-43
This week: Wednesdayvs. USF, Saturday vs. SMU
After a disappointing loss to Cincinnati which ended their five-game win streak, the Houston Cougars bounced back with back-to-back wins against the Tulane Green Waves and Wichita State Shockers.
As they look to stay atop the American Athletic Conference, the Cougars will hit the road for a showdown against the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday before taking on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday in Dallas.
RICE OWLS (12-13), (4-8)
OWLS WIN! Rice holds off Middle Tennessee to earn the 91-83 victory! #GoOwls👐 x #TheRiceWay https://t.co/mtzxI9u1fh— Rice Basketball (@Rice Basketball) 1581210193.0
Last week: (2-0): W- UAB 86-72, W - Middle Tennessee 91-83
This week: Thursdayvs. Old Dominion, Saturday vs. Charlotte 49ers
Currently, in the midst of riding their longest winning streak of conference play, the Rice Owl extended their win streak to three picking up victories against UAB and Middle Tennessee.
In a win against the Blue Raiders, the Owls went 12-of-12 from the free-throw line in the closing minutes as Rice held off Middle Tennessee, 91-83. In addition to picking up their fourth win of conference play, Rice earned its first-ever win in Murfreesboro, Saturday inside the Murphy Center.
Up next, the Owls will return home to take on Old Dominion in Houston.
BAYLOR BEAR (21-1), (10-0)
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW That's 2⃣1⃣ straight wins for the No. 1 team in the country!! #SicEm 🐻 | #1TGF 🏀 https://t.co/QeniJbUah6— Baylor Basketball (@Baylor Basketball) 1581394318.0
Last week: (2-0): W - Oklahoma State 78-70, W - Texas 52-45
This week: Saturday vs. West Virginia
The Baylor Bears survived a hard-fought battle against Oklahoma State on Saturday, as the ball club came away with an eight-point victory. As one of five players to score in double-figures, sophomore guard MaCio Teague recorded four made 3-point field goals to score 24 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Bears.
As the nation's top-ranked school, Baylor will put their 21 game winning streak on the line on Saturday, in a home Big-12 showdown against West Virginia inside the Ferrell Center in Waco.
TCU Horned Frogs (13-11), (4-6)
FINAL: No. 3 Kansas 60 - TCU 46 https://t.co/DTPqflNZOc— TCU Basketball (@TCU Basketball) 1581188165.0
Last week: (0-3): L - Oklahoma State 72-57, L - Kansas 60-46, L - Texas Tech 88-42
This week: Saturday vs. Kansas State
By far their worst week of the season, the TCU Horned Frogs lost by an average margin of 25 points with their worst coming in an 88-42 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders. In an attempt to end their six-game losing streak, the Horned Frogs will return to the court on Saturday to take Kansas State inside the Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth.
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (16-8), (7-4)
Our largest margin of victory in a Big 12 game. Ever. Enjoy. 😎 🔴#4To1 | #WreckEm⚫️ https://t.co/wEfXKvZiXT— Texas Tech Basketball (@Texas Tech Basketball) 1581397047.0
Last week: (3-0): W - Oklahoma 69-61, W - Texas 62-57, W - TCU 88-42
This week: Saturday vs. Oklahoma State
Before handing the TCU Horned Frogs a 46 point defeat, the Texas Tech Red Raiders won two close back-to-back games against Oklahoma and Texas this past week.
Their best win came in a 62-57 victory over the Longhorns, in a game in which the Red Raiders fought back from 16 points down to take the dub. Freshman guard Jahmi'us Ramsey led the way with 18 points (6-7 FG, 2-2) and two steals in the win.
Following a near-perfect week, Texas Tech will look to make it four straight wins in a road game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday.
SMU MUSTANGS (16-6), (6-4)
They know I’m giving it my all regardless of the outcome ❤️ https://t.co/OibEr4xGc2— Kendric Davis (@Kendric Davis) 1581044313.0
Last week: (1-0): L - Temple 97-90
This week: Wednesday vs. Connecticut, Saturday vs. Houston
With one game on the schedule, the SMU Mustangs dropped a heartbreak loss to the Temple Owls on Saturday.
After leading 48-31 at the half, the Mustangs had no answer for the Owls in the second half and overtime, as Temple outscored SMU 66-42 to take the comeback victory. Temple's Quinton Ross scored a game-high 25 points, as the senior guard registered 10 during the extra period.
Up next, the Mustangs will take on Connecticut on Wednesday before going to war in an in-state battle against Houston on Saturday.
LSU TIGERS (17-6), (8-2)
Focus in‼️ Two big games this week. #BootUp 🐯 https://t.co/m5o4QpKE6O— LSU Basketball (@LSU Basketball) 1581348406.0
Last week: (0-2): L - Vanderbilt 99-90, L - Auburn 91-90
This week: Tuesday vs. Missouri, Saturday vs. Alabama
The LSU Tigers' 10 game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday after dropping a nine-point defeat to the Vanderbilt Commodores. While Trendon Watford led the way with 26 points (8-13, 9-10 FT), the freshman forward from Birmingham would be outplayed by Vanderbilt's Saben Lee, who recorded 33 points (13-20 FG), six assists, and four rebounds in the win.
After an overtime loss to Alabama, the Tigers will look to keep their place atop of the SEC in a home match against the Missouri Tigers on Tuesday.
Astros GM Dana Brown has recently discussed how the club is going to approach free agency on the team's flagship station, and based on his comments, it doesn't sound the Astros are going to spend a lot of money.
He mentioned being “creative” with their strategy and maybe exploring some trade possibilities. Which is why we were surprised to hear from Jon Heyman that the Astros may have interest in Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, or another “elite” starting pitcher.
Phillies are still looking at top starters after bringing back Aaron Nola. They have company, as at least the Red Sox, Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers and Astros are looking for an elite starter (and many more than just those teams are on Yamamoto, who’s only 25).
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 20, 2023
With the team right up against the tax threshold, a signing like this would certainly push them over, unless they find a way to dump some salary that's already on the books.
But the report that Houston is looking for an elite starter, certainly caught our attention. Mainly, because Dana Brown's comments about backup catcher and bullpen help being the priority, with starting pitching being more of a pipe dream considering the budget constraints.
A move like this would likely require someone like Alex Bregman being traded to make the money work. So is Jon Heyman off the mark with this report, or is Dana Brown quietly looking to add an elite starter?
Plus, just this week the Phillies signed Aaron Nola to a 7-year $172 million contract. Framber Valdez is looking for a long-term deal with 2 years remaining of club control. Will Framber's agent use this contract as a benchmark for what is client is looking for?
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