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  1. Young, Durant to join Williams, Ford with retired UT jersey numbe...

    Tim Griffin

    The University of Texas will retire jersey numbers of nine athletes in three sports during ceremonies during the 2008-09 school year, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  2. NCAA tournament: After string of off-court incidents, Missouri Ti...

    Tim Griffin

    Missouri has been involved in an embarrassing string of off-court incidents in recent seasons. But the focus is now back on the court, where the Tigers are excelling.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  3. Long road back to winner's circle for Tigers

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was the middle of the night and even late-night movies couldn't calm the jangled nerves of DeMarre Carroll. The Missouri forward had struggled through one of the worst games of his career in Friday's semifinal against Oklahoma ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  4. Mizzou finds rotation that works

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson started throwing his players out on the court in waves, hoping that somebody would start hitting shots. His strategy of picking from a rotation of 10 players started kicking in as Missouri claimed a 37...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  5. Jumping on the Baylor bandwagon

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A sparse crowd of about 10,000 fans are kicking around the Ford Center. The losses by Oklahoma State in Friday's semifinals and Oklahoma's loss in the quarterfinals squelched what little excitement there was for local fans. But a b...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  6. Setting up Baylor-Missouri

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Something has to give tonight in the Baylor-Missouri Big 12 championship game. The Bears are making their first trip to the Big 12 championship game after an improbable run of three straight victories in the last three days. Th...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  7. Mizzou defense swarms in to save the day

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- His team talks of turning games into street fights and creating organized chaos among opponents with a frenetic style that is seldom seen in modern college basketball. Such descriptions might be considered mere coaching buzzwords. ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2009
  8. Tigers top Cowboys, advance to play Baylor

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- An expected offensive battle didn't materialize Friday night between Missouri and Oklahoma State. Instead, both teams struggled putting the ball in the basket before Missouri emerged with an ugly 67-59 victory over the Cowboys. T...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  9. Ice cold in OK City

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- I finally got to start watching an Oklahoma State-Missouri game that has been typified so far by icy outside shooting and frenetic defensive effort. Missouri's defense has enabled the Tigers to claim a 41-38 lead with 11:54 left. ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  10. Baylor's tourney hopes live another day

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The thought was amazing in its simplicity, but still delicious as Baylor guard Henry Dugat stopped for a few seconds to ponder it. The Baylor Bears won't have many fans among the collective group of college basketball teams that ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  11. Kiss that 24-game losing streak goodbye

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Baylor's victory over Texas was a long time coming, but it couldn't have been sweeter. Baylor clawed back after trailing most of the game to claim a gritty 76-70 victory over Texas, charging into Saturday's Big 12 championship for ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  12. Two key players leave game after collision

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A tumble in the Texas paint resulted in Dexter Pittman and Tweety Carter leaving the game with about three minutes left. Pittman appeared dazed after ramming his head into Carter's thigh. In the ensuing tumble, Baylor forward Kevin...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  13. Baylor clawing back

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Baylor's offense has come alive, enabling it to stay close as Texas has a 57-55 lead with 6:09 left. The Longhorns weathered a big scare when Dexter Pittman fell and jostled with Baylor's Josh Lomers in the paint. Pittman appeared ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  14. Longhorns take lead into halftime, 39-33

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Baylor coach Scott Drew has to feel pretty good leaving the court with his team trailing by only 39-33 at halftime in its semifinal game with Texas. The Bears struggled to get into any semblance of an offense for the first 17 minut...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  15. The "Dex Factor" on display again

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A member of Dexter Pittman's family is holding a large sign near courtside that reads "The Dex Factor." The words and support are again inspiring the 6-10, 298-pound Texas center, who hasn't taken as active a role as in previous Bi...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  16. Four-game champ in Big 12?

    Tim Griffin

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- With three of the four teams remaining in the Big 12 tournament emerging from the first round, history could be made this year. No team in conference history has been able to play four games in four days to win the tournament. Here...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009