Jeffrey Haley

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Jeff Haley writes about basketball, booze, and Twitter for Burnt Orange Nation, a blog about Texas Longhorns athletics, and operates the website hoop-math.com, which presents unusual college basketball statistics derived from play-by-play data. His writing has also appeared in College Basketball Prospectus 2012-2013, at ESPN Insider, at SBNation.com, and at TeamRankings.com. Jeff is a Texas alumnus, and received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Cincinnati, OH, where he makes his living working in research and development for a chemical company.

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Texas Hoops Tops DePaul; Ridley Sinks Free Throws

The Texas Longhorns easily defeated the DePaul Blue Demons 77-59. Cameron Ridley led all scorers with 19 points, going 7-8 from the free throw line.

BYU edges Texas, 86-82

Tyler Haws led the Cougars with 25 points, and carried BYU down the stretch.


Texas Hoops vs. BYU Game Thread

The Longhorns face the Cougars at 5:30 PM CST. The game airs on ESPNU.

Hoops preview: Get to know the BYU Cougars


Texas faces BYU's high speed attack tonight in Kansas City.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers


The Longhorns finish the early portion of the schedule, and prepare for a difficult stretch.

Texas Hoops Runs Houston Baptist Off The Floor


The Longhorns cruised to an easy victory behind strong outside shooting and another solid game by Jonathan Holmes.


Texas v Houston Baptist Game Thread

Texas faces the Huston Baptist Huskies tonight at 7 PM in the Erwin Center. The game will air on the Longhorn Network.

Twitter Recap: A Tough Night for the Kids


#turnupDKR came and went.


Texas vs. Stephen F. Austin Game Thread

The Longhorns face the Lumberjacks. Join us in the game thread.

Get to know Stephen F. Austin Hoops


The Longhorns tip off against the Lumberjacks tonight at 7 PM CST. The game will air on the Longhorn Network.

Texas Basketball: Inside the Numbers


Basketball is back. And so is Burnt Orange Nation's wordiest column.

Texas Beats South Alabama


It wasn't easy, but the Longhorns came back to beat the Jaguars.


Game Thread and Key Questions: Texas v S. Alabama

The game tips off at 7 PM Central time on the Longhorn Network.

Texas vs. South Alabama Preview


The South Alabama Jaguars should be expected to challenge the Longhorns.

Twitter Recap: The game that wouldn't end


A slow first half was followed by an exciting finish, while our Eastern Time Zone and early morning rising author fought to stay awake.

Texas vs. Mercer Preview


The Mercer Bears are no pushover.

The Big Men Are The Key For Texas Hoops


Texas needs its four big men to put together a strong season.

Javan Felix's difficult freshman season


The struggles of Javan Felix played a central role in Texas' offensive troubles last season.

The Last Twelve Months of Texas Basketball


With the season only days away, it is time to look ahead to what is coming. But first we need to talk about what has happened over the last year.

Twitter Recap: a Case of Mistaken Identity


Tyrone Swoopes sees the field, while the Longhorn Network mistakes him for Jordan Hicks.

Twitter Recap: Lightning and Sleep

Texas is now 1-1 this season in games delayed by lightning.

Twitter Recap: Fire every... WHA?

When Texas defensive lineman Chris Whaley dropped back into coverage, intercepted a Blake Bell pass, and took off running towards the endzone, my mood shifted. Today would be different.

Javan Felix has hip surgery

Texas' sophomore point guard went under the knife on October 1. There is no timetable for his return.

Twitter recap ignores Twitter

Thursday night football can be a real drag.

Checking in with some future Longhorns.


Back in July, we asked you, our readers, for donations for Trisha Glaub's Kindergarten class in Aurora, Indiana. Now Trisha wants to say thank you.

Texas Football Twitter Recap.

Computer problems render the Twitter recap about as ineffective as the Texas run defense.

Texas Longhorns Twitter Recap


Texas fans reflexively lash out at David Ash before five touchdowns calm their nerves.

The new era of cynicism

Texas fans have a choice to make.

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