Less than a week after Rick Barnes left the head coaching job, Texas found its program’s 24th basketball coach. Shaka Smart, who spent the last six seasons coaching at Virginia Commonwealth University, finally left the Rams after essentially rewriting the program’s history book.
After cruising to a 4–1 victory against No. 22 Texas Tech on Saturday, No. 9 Texas will square off against two unranked opponents this week, taking on UTSA on Tuesday and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday.