University of Texas

Texas Longhorns point guard out with left wrist injury

Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor is expected to miss four to six weeks, sources told, after suffering a left wrist injury in Thursday’s win over Iowa in the 2K Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

After having X-rays on his wrist, Texas announced that the sophomore would not play in Friday’s game against Cal.

He could also miss the Longhorns’ road game at UConn on Nov. 30. His wrist was heavily wrapped after Texas’ win over California on Friday.

Taylor has averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists for Texas.

Safety suspended

Mississippi State starting safety Justin Cox was suspended indefinitely from the football program after being arrested Friday on felony aggravated domestic violence and burglary charges.

The Oktibbeha (Miss.) County sheriff’s department confirmed that Cox was arrested about 4 a.m. Friday. He posted a $20,000 bail later on Friday.

Cox, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound senior, has played in nine games this season, starting eight. He’s made 21 tackles and intercepted two passes.

A&M transfer cleared

Danuel House, a 6-foot-7 junior guard who transfered from Houston after averaging 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds last season, has been cleared by the NCAA to play basketball this season for Texas A&M, reported.

House was a five-star prospect out of Hightower High in Missouri City when he signed with then-Houston coach James Dickey, who was fired in March and replaced by Kelvin Sampson.

UTA volleyball wins

Hannah Baptiste had 11 kills and with seven digs, helping UT Arlington to a 3-1 victory (25-19, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20) over host Georgia Southern in the regular-season volleyball finale.

The Mavericks are 24-8 for the season and 14-6 in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Sun Belt tournament is set for Thursday through Nov. 29 in San Marcos. The Mavs will be either the second, third or fourth seed.

UNT advances

Carnae Dillard had eight kills in each of the first two sets, leading North Texas to a 3-1 victory (25-17, 25-19, 12-25, 25-21) over host Southern Mississippi in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA volleyball tournament.

The Mean Green held the Golden Eagles to a .105 hitting percentage.

Dillard finished with 22 kills and 13 digs.

North Texas faces Western Kentucky in the semifinals at 4:30 p.m. today.

USC’s Shaw returns

Cornerback Josh Shaw will play for Southern California in its rivalry showdown against UCLA, although his role hasn’t been determined.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian confirms Shaw will make his season debut tonight at the Rose Bowl.

Shaw served a 10-game suspension for lying to the school about how he sprained both of his ankles shortly before the season began.

The former team captain was reinstated earlier this week after authorities determined no criminal charges would be filed against him.

Nicholls adds coach

Nicholls State hired Louisiana-Lafayette assistant Tim Rebowe as its new head football coach.

Rebowe has been an assistant with the Ragin’ Cajuns for 11 seasons, and also was a Nicholls assistant for six years earlier in his coaching career.

Rebowe has helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns to bowl games in the past three seasons.

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