The former UTEP signee is a big-time shooter.
After taking honors as the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, forward Jaxson Hayes is off to the NBA.
The Horns played with a clear-minded purpose during the NIT. Now the challenge is to translate that lesson through the offseason and into next year.
With Jaxson Hayes out due to injury, Sims largely took advantage of his opportunities during the postseason.
Late in the season, Texas sharpshooter improved defensively and became more comfortable using his shot fake on offense.
A scorer in high school who didn’t know how to play hard, Liddell is transforming his body while proving in the NIT that he’s transformed his mindset, too.
"We’re going to go as those guys go, now and as long as they’re here."
After missing the NIT title run with a knee injury, Hayes is still considered a potential lottery pick.
A big run in the first half created all the separation the Longhorns needed to win a second NIT championship for the program.
The Horns are headed back to the Maui Invitational for the first time since 2012.
Led by high-scoring senior guard Garrison Matthews, the Bisons are one of the top mid-major teams in the country.
The game tips in Madison Square Garden at 6 PM CDT, and airs on ESPN.
Kerwin Roach II led the way with 22 points as the Horns held the Horned Frogs to .733 points per possession.
The Longhorns and Bisons are set to square off on Thursday with an NIT title at stake.
The Senior Night loss to the Horned Frogs was as listless as the Horns looked all season. Now Shaka Smart’s team has a chance to make up for that ignominious performance.