Texas goes winless in tournament for first time in 44 years

For the first time since 1971, the Texas Longhorns failed to win a game in the NCAA Tournament.

Texas was only in the tournament because of their run through the Big 12 Tournament, so it makes sense that they would go two-and-que this time around.

The Longhorns came close on Friday, falling just short of beating the Oregon State Beavers 5-4. UT did tie the game at four in the top of the 8th after Brooks Marlow blasted a two-run bomb to right.

Oregon State fought back in the bottom of the 8th. After a walk and a sac bunt, Kyle Nobach doubled to right-center to take the 5-4 lead.

The Beavers eventually loaded the bases with just one out in the 8th, but Texas got out of the jam, keeping it a one-run deficit heading to the ninth.

A walk and a double play later, the game was over, and Texas was heading to an elimination game.

Saturday’s play in Dallas was washed out, pushing the elimination game with Dallas Baptist back to Sunday afternoon.

DBU came out on fire, scoring four runs in the third. That’s all the Patriots would need, as Cory Taylor threw a complete game three-hitter, which resulted in one Longhorn run.

Dallas Baptist wound up winning the game 8-1 on 16 hits, making Texas the first team eliminated from the Dallas Regional. The Patriots will take on the loser of Oregon State and VCU later on Sunday night.

It was not a good hour for the Big 12, as Oklahoma State, a regional host, became just the second one-seed of the tournament to be eliminated. The Cowboys allowed two eighth-inning runs to St. John’s, and the Red Storm avoided elimination with a 2-1 victory. OSU joins UCSB as the only one-seeds that have been eliminated through Sunday morning.

A bad year for Texas, and a bad year for the Big 12 overall is finally coming to a merciful end.

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