Texas fought hard for its first Round of 32 win since 2004, but, after a heated back-and-forth match-up with Maryland, the fifth-seeded Longhorns came up 5 points short in a 69-64 loss on fourth-seeded Maryland’s home court.
Many Texas players saw their first collegiate postseason action Sunday afternoon, and the fifth-seeded Longhorns were shaky at times before pulling away from No. 12 seed Penn, 79-61 in College Park, Md.
Texas had high hopes for the 2014 Big 12 Conference Championship after turning around a 2012-2013 season, from when they finished second to last in the conference to stealing the No. 3 seed in this year’s tournament.