Coach Black 

 

1967- 1968  11-13 Record     Coach Leon Black

Finished 2nd in the SWC.   Arnold and OverBeck were All SWC.  Billy Arnold sets a conference record with 311 points .  Overall there were 16 Longhorn records set this year by Longhorn players.  Coach Black is leading the way. 

 

 

 

1968-1969 9-15 record Coach Black

With only 10 prospects decided on a slow down offense.  It was the worse season since 1959. The Horns were 6th in the conference

Visiting teams at Gregory Gym only receive $1300 Revenue. Great teams refuse to play the Longhorns in Austin for such a paltry sum  so 7 of 10  non-conference games are played on the road.  Kurt Papp  leads the team in scoring.   

1969-1970   11-13 Record   - Coach Black 

Sam Bradley was on the freshman track team and Leon Black asked him to join the basketball team. He Is the First African-American to play basketball at Texas. 

Texas is  listed in the pre-season top 20 national, but never fulfills that destiny. Coach Black changed the offense and defense to a fast-breaking and pressing game.  Wayne Doyal leads  the team  

Sam Bradley Is First Black Athlete To Letter In Basketball At Texas.

 

 

 

 

Wayne Doyal Is A Three Year Starter And Second In Scoring As Of 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970- 1971  12 - 12 Record      Coach Black

 

Injuries to Eric Groscurt and John Wilson missed the whole year. Mike Dukes was lost at mid-season and Sammy Hyde left at semester break. 

Jimmy Blacklock transfers to Texas and leads the team in scoring. Howden sets a school season record with 264 rebounds.  Team ends in a 5th place tie. 

Steer forward Ralph Elliott was killed in a car accident.  Horns up!!  

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Steer forward Ralph Elliott was killed in a car accident.  Horns up!!  

Steer forward Ralph Elliott was killed in a car accident.  Horns up!!  

Larry Robinson is the first Black athlete who signed a letter of intent to attend Texas. On The Freshman Team he Scores 55 Points And 28 Rebounds In A Win Over TCU.  

 

1971-1972 - 19-9 Record   Coach Black - Co-Champs with SMU for the SWC- Sweet 16 Appearance

 

While All Of Larry Robinson's Records Have Been Eclipsed , At One Time He Held Most Of The Scoring And Rebounding Records At Texas. Twice SWC Player Of The Year And He Scored Double Digits In 59 Of 64 Games.  

 

 

Team had its best non-conference record ever.  Red shirts Groscurth and Wilson returned to the team to join Blacklock and Robinson.  This year a mid-season slump did not slow down the Horns. 

Texas Football Players Are Accused Of Attacking Some A & M Cadets at a basketball game. 

Larry Robinson Is SWC Player Of The Year

Texas Upsets The Houston Cougars In NCAA Tournament Play. One Of The Biggest Wins In Texas Basketball History. 

Due to injuries the Horns succumbed to Southwestern Louisiana and Kansas State in the Midwestern regional play-offs.  

 

1972-1973 13-12 Record   Coach Black and undisputed SWC champs

Larry Robinson hurts a knee in the Oklahoma game and the chances of a SWC championship are also hurt.  Irony is that this team at 13-12 was 5th in the SWC and the next year they are 12-15 and undisputed SWC Champs.

Robison was coming off a knee surgery and the Horns had one of the shortest teams in Division one basketball.  Horns using the running game in a big surprise won the SWC championship.

In the NCAA tournament the Horns lost to Creighton College in the first round.  Robinson is MVP for the SWC.  Black is name Coach of the Year in the SWC.

 

 

TOP SONG IN 1973

For The First Time In 25 Years Freshman Are Eligible For Varsity.

 

 

 

 

 

1973- 1974- 12-15 Record Coach Black and undisputed SWC champs

Harry Larrabee said about this year  " this team doesn't make sense....We lose two conference games at home and only one on the road.  We beat TCU by 51 points and then lose to them by one... I don't know what it means. I quit trying to guess." 

Robison was coming off a knee surgery and the Horns had one of the shortest teams in Division one basketball.  Horns using the running game in a big surprise won the SWC championship.

In the NCAA tournament the Horns lost to Creighton College in the first round.  Robinson is MVP for the SWC.  Black is name Coach of the Year in the SWC.

1975- 10-15 Record Coach Black trial and error

Coach Black used all 12 players this year but conceded " No team in the history of basketball has ever won using that many players, but we were in a situation which everyone was equal."

Team finishes with a 5th place finish in the SWC.

1975-1976- 9-17 Record Coach Black 

TOP SONG 1976

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Cougars Join The SWC

This is the First Year For The Post Season SWC Tournament. George Breathalyze Of The Austin American Statesman Questions The Motives Behind The Tournament Stating "The Theory That Sports Turnstile-Keepers Learned Long Ago: Eternal Hopes Means  Extra Gate Receipts." There Was Always Hope by The Worse Team In The SWC during the Regular Season Could Win The SWC Tournament.  Larry Robinson breaks his knee cap and the season goes downhill. 

Coach Black Resigns And Takes An Inside Job At Texas.

 

Rick Barnes takes the Longhorns to the top level of college basketball

1998-2015  Coach Rick Barnes Many more highs then lows

                                   

  • Record At Texas 402-180

  • Barnes is the 23rd Longhorn basketball coach for the Longhorns

  • 17 Of 17 Years Texas Went To The NCAA Tournament

  • Three Times To The  Elite 8

  • Five Times To The Sweet 16 

  • Number 1 Seed In 2003  

  • 15 Seasons With 20 Or More Wins 

  • School Record  13 Consecutive 20 Game Winners

  • Most Wins Ever At Texas In One Season (31)

  • Five Top 10 Poll Finishes 

  • Four Times Big 12 Coach Of The Year (1999,2003,2008,2014)

  • Five Time District 9 Coach Of The Year

  • Four Time District 7 Coach Of The Year

  • 2009 John Wooden Legends Of Coaching Award Recipient.

             

Coach Barnes basketball philosophy is more flexible than Penders. Barnes ability to adapt to each game is his formula for success. He focus's his team on a strong defense then either Runs or slows down the  offense depending on the circumstance. 

1998- 19-13 record Rick Barnes

The program was in disarray after Penders.  Coach Barnes only had 7 scholarship players on the 1998 team but won the regular season Big 12 Conference and a 7th seed in the NCAA tournament. 

Chris Mihm's HOH

Chris Mihm 2000 All American center and two time first team Big 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999- 24-9 record rick barnes

 

2000 - 25-9 record rick barnes 

 

 

 

 

Royal Ivey - Most Starts (126)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - 22-12 record Rick Barnes

Team reaches the Sweet 16.

The Longhorns are ranked by ESPN and AP during the year as Number 2.  It is the highest ranking ever for Longhorn basketball and the first time the Longhorns received a Number seed. 

2002- 26-7 Record Under Coach Barnes

Reach's The Final 4 For The First Time In 56 Years,

Ties The School Record For Most Wins @ 26.  

T. J. Ford  Receives The Naismith College Player Of The Year; John R. Wooden Award; Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player Of The Year; CBS/Chevrolet National Player Of The Year; SI.Com National Player Of The Year; And Espn.Com Player Of The Year.

February 9, 2002 the Longhorns who started playing basketball in 1906 win their 1500 game.

The Longhorns are ranked by ESPN and AP during the year as Number 2.  It is the highest ranking ever for Longhorn basketball and the first time the Longhorns received a Number one seed. 

 

 

 

T.J. Ford National Player of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003- 25-8 Record Coach Barnes

The Seniors On This Team Win The Most Games In School History (98)

Team makes sweet 16

 

 

 

P.J. Tucker- 2006 Big 12 player of the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Gibson 2005 Big 12 Freshman of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004- 20-11 Record Under Coach Barnes

This Team Sets The Texas Record For Most Rebounds (1498); 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005-  30-7 Record Under Coach Barnes

           It is The 100th Year Of Basketball At Texas.

Team records first 30 game win season in the history of Longhorn basketball and makes the Elite 8.

Longhorns Have First 30 Game Win Season And The Seniors On This Team replace The 2004 Team As The Winningest Team In School History (101).

 

Lamarcus Aldridge Big 12 Freshman of the year

LaMarcus Aldridge HOH 2016

 

 

 

 

 

A.J. Abrahams - 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 25-10 Under Coach Barnes

Kevin Durant is the first freshman ever to win a National Player of the year award.  He wins all 10 of the awards presented in 2007. He receives the  Naismith College Player of the Year; John R. wooden Award; USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy; Adolph Rupp Trophy; Associate Press College Basketball Player of the Year, NABC Play of the Year, Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year; CBS/Chevrolet National Player of the Year; SI.Com National Player of the Year; and Espn.com Player of the Year. He is also selected to the Olympic team in 2012.

 

 

Ed Reese (the Texas swimming coach)  gives Barnes some coaching advise that improves Barnes coaching style. 

 

2007-31-7 Record Under Coach Barnes

2008-31-7 Record Under Coach Barnes

 

 

TOPPING THE CHARTS 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.J. Augustin  Wins The Bob Cousy Award For Point Guard Of The Year and First Team All American.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008- 23-12 Record Under Coach Barnes

This Is The Only Season In The History Of Texas Basketball That Texas Is  Number 1 In A Weekly National Poll. 

2009 24-10 Record Under Coach Barnes

 

 

Damion James All American

Avery Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010  28-7 Record Under Coach Barnes

 

 

Cory Joseph - 2011 All American

Jordan Hamilton- 2nd team All American

 

 

 

Tristan Thompson - 2011

 

 

 

 

 

2011 20-14 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

2012  16-18 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

First Round

 

 

2013 24-11 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

 

 

2014 20-14 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

Texas wins against ranked Kansas State on a three pointer by Jonathan Holmes with no time left to start .  Texas wins the next three games against ranked appoints but disappoints in the NCAA tournament. 

Reflection still pending 

Coach Barnes was hired in 1998 to complete the tradition building years started by Abe Lemmons and Tom Penders. He succeeded. Coach Barnes took Texas to the highest and most elite level ever in the history of Texas Basketball.

The  research on the history of Longhorn Sports ends in 2014.  Information will be added at a future date.

 

 

Shaka Smart   2015 to present

 

 

 

 

Longhorn basketball is tradition rich

                             

2015 - Shaka's Smart Start

Summary of UT Basketball program from Wikipedia

The University of Texas began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1906.[2] The Longhorns rank 17th in total victories among all NCAA Division I college basketball programs and 25th in all-time win percentage among programs with at least 50 years in Division I, with an all-time win-loss record of 1749–1051 (.625).[3] Among Big 12 Conference men's basketball programs, Texas is second only to Kansas in both all-time wins and all-time win percentage.[3]

The Longhorns have won 27 total conference championships in men's basketball and have made 33 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament (11th-most appearances all time, with a 35–36 overall record),[4] reaching the NCAA Final Four three times (1943, 1947, 2003) and the NCAA Regional Finals (Elite Eight) seven times.[5][6] As of April 2015, Texas ranks fourth among all Division I men's basketball programs for total NCAA Tournament games won without having won the national championship (35), trailing only Notre Dame (37), Illinois (40), and Oklahoma (41).[4][7]