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]


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 is in disarray after Penders.  Coach Barnes only has 7 scholarship players on the 1998 team but wins the regular season Big 12 Conference and a 7th seed in the NCAA tournament. 

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

Chris Mihm's HOH

1999- 24-9 record rick barnes


2000 - 25-9 record rick barnes 


Royal Ivey - Most Starts (126)

2001 - 22-12 record Rick Barnes pending

Team reaches the Sweet 16.

2002- 26-7 Record Under Coach Barnes Final 4

Horns 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 Longhorn basketball wins their 1500 game in the history of the program.

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 receive a Number one seed. 


2003- 25-8 Record Coach Barnes pending

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

Team makes sweet 16





2004- 20-11 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

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).


2006 25-10 Under Coach Barnes pending

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 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 pending

2008-31-7 Record Under Coach Barnes pending













2008- 23-12 Record Under Coach Barnes pending

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




2010  28-7 Record Under Coach Barnes pending




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 is hired in 1998 to complete the tradition building years started by Abe Lemmons and Tom Penders. He succeeds. 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