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Top 100 Moments in Texas Men's Basketball History



MOMENT NO. 1
March 30, 2003: Texas players and coaches cut down the nets in San Antonio’s Alamodome following an 85-76 victory against Michigan State in the NCAA South Regional final. The game is played before a pro-Longhorn crowd of 30,169. The victory sends the Horns to the Final Four for the third time in school history and first since 1947, a span of 56 years.
T.J.  Ford

MOMENT NO. 2
March 25, 1947: The Longhorns defeat City College of New York 54-50 in Madison Square Garden in the NCAA Third-Place Game. This marks the highest national finish in school history. UT’s legendary “Mighty Mice” team, featuring three starters 5-10 or shorter, posts a 26-2 mark, the best record in the country.

MOMENT NO. 3
1913-1917: Texas records a school-record 44 consecutive wins over a stretch of five seasons. The achievement still ranks as the fifth-longest winning streak in Division I history. The Horns begin the streak with a 70-7 win at Southwestern on Feb. 15, 1913, before closing out the 1912-13 season with two home victories. Texas then posts three consecutive undefeated seasons: 11-0 in 1913-14, 14-0 in 1914-15 and 12-0 in 1915-16. The Horns open the 1916-17 campaign with four straight wins before dropping a 24-18 decision to Rice in Austin to end the streak. UT’s .789 winning percentage from 1910 through 1919 was the fourth-best mark in the NCAA for that decade. Only Navy, California and Wisconsin had better winning percentages in the 1910s.

MOMENT NO. 4
March 21, 1978: Texas defeats North Carolina State 101-93 to capture the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) championship at Madison Square Garden. Jim Krivacs records 33 points and nine assists, while Ron Baxter adds 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Horns to the title. Baxter and Krivacs share MVP honors for the tournament.

MOMENT NO. 5
April 12, 2003: Sophomore guard T.J. Ford concludes his collegiate career by capturing the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award in a formal ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. One day earlier, Ford receives the Naismith Award during a banquet in Atlanta. Ford becomes the first person in UT history to earn National Player of the Year honors.

MOMENT NO. 6
March 26, 1943: Texas tops Washington 59-55 in the NCAA Western Regional in Kansas City. Since the NCAA Tournament used an eight-team field, the win advances the Longhorns to the National Semifinals (regional final). It marks the Horns first of three appearances in what becomes the Final Four. UT's season comes to an end with a 58-54 loss to Wyoming on March 28.

MOMENT NO. 7
May 3, 1982: Slater Martin is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., becoming the only Longhorn to accomplish the feat. He averaged 12.7 points per game throughout his career as a Longhorn. His senior year he averaged 16 points per game while earning first-team All-America honors by the Helms Foundation. Martin played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Minneapolis Lakers and St. Louis Hawks, and established himself as one of the top defensive players in the league. He was a member of five World Championship teams.

MOMENT NO. 8
April 5, 2003: Texas falls to eventual national champion Syracuse 95-84 in the National Semifinals in UT’s first appearance in modern history at the Final Four. The teams play in front of 54,432 fans at the Superdome in New Orleans, marking the largest crowd to ever see a Texas basketball game.
Final four

MOMENT NO. 9
March 22, 1990: Texas rallies from a 16-point deficit with 18:55 left (57-41) to top No. 25 Xavier 102-89 in a NCAA Regional semifinal at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Lance Blanks scores 26 of his 28 points in the second half to lead the comeback. Travis Mays posts a game-high 32 points, while Joey Wright adds 26 in the winning effort. The victory advanced the Horns to the "Elite Eight" for the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams.
Texas vs. Xavier press conference

MOMENT NO. 10
March 11, 1972: Larry Robinson posts 23 points and grabs 14 rebounds despite playing on a broken foot as Texas upsets No. 19 Houston 85-74 in a NCAA First Round game in Las Cruces, N.M. The win was one of the most important of the era for the Southwest Conference, which had been dominated by the Cougars' rise to prominence in the late 1960s.
Larry Robinson

MOMENT NO. 11
Feb. 26, 1949: Slater Martin sets the UT single-game scoring record with 49 points in an 81-60 victory against TCU in Gregory Gym. Martin converts 21 field goals and seven free throws en route to his point total.
Slater Martin

MOMENT NO. 12
Feb. 25, 1956: Raymond Downs ties the school single-game scoring mark with 49 points during a 101-95 win at Baylor. Downs connects on 18 field goals and 13 free throws en route to his point total.

MOMENT NO. 13
March 8, 2003: T.J. Ford scores 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to rally the No. 4 Longhorns from a 15-point deficit to a 76-71 win against fifth-ranked Oklahoma in Norman. Texas trailed 58-43 with 13:48 left before a Brian Boddicker three-pointer ignites the comeback. The contest marks the first time in school history that UT had been involved in a match-up of two AP Top Five teams.
Brian Boddicker

MOMENT NO. 14
March 18, 1990: Guillermo “Panama” Myers blocks a field goal attempt by Tony Jones to preserve a 73-72 upset over No. 10 Purdue in a NCAA Second Round game at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Travis Mays converted two free throws with seven seconds left to give the Horns a one-point advantage heading into the final sequence. With the win, UT advanced to the NCAA “Sweet 16” for the first time since the tourney expanded to 64 teams.

MOMENT NO. 15
End of 1934-35 season: Jack Gray earns consensus first-team All-America honors. Gray becomes not only the first Longhorn (and one of only three UT players in school history) but also the first player in Southwest Conference history to garner first-team All-America accolades. Gray, who led the SWC in scoring three consecutive years (1933-35), perfected the one-handed “push” shot, which played a key role in the evolution of today’s jump shot.

MOMENT NO. 16
End of 1999-2000 season: Chris Mihm garners consensus first-team All-America honors, becoming just the second player in school history (and first in 65 years) to earn the accolade.
Chris Mihm

MOMENT NO. 17
End of 1977-78 season: After guiding the Longhorns to the Postseason NIT title, Abe Lemons is named National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Lemons is the only coach in UT history to earn National Coach of the Year honors.
Abe Lemons

MOMENT NO. 18
March 3, 1991: In No. 3 Arkansas' final regular-season game as a member of the Southwest Conference, Texas posts a 99-86 upset before a sellout crowd at the Erwin Center. UT defeats the highest AP ranked opponent at home in school history. Texas trailed 61-47 with 17:39 left before storming back to end Arkansas' hopes of an undefeated SWC regular season. The victory also marked the first time in school history that UT had recorded at least 20 wins in three consecutive seasons.

MOMENT NO. 19
March 16, 1990: Travis Mays posts 44 points to lead the 10th-seeded Longhorns to a 100-88 victory against No. 7 seed Georgia in a NCAA First Round game at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. Mays’ 44 points remain a school record for most points in a NCAA Tournament contest. He converted 23-of-27 free throws during the game. His marks for free throws made and free throws attempted are still tied for the most ever in a NCAA Tournament game.
Travis Mays

MOMENT NO. 20
1982 NBA Draft: LaSalle Thompson is taken as the No. 5 overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft by the Kansas City Kings. This still marks the highest UT draft choice in school history.
LaSalle Thompson

MOMENT NO. 21
Mar. 4, 1933: Jack Gray posts a school-record 32 points to lead Texas to a 51-20 victory against arch rival Texas A&M in Gregory Gym. The point total is a staggering number for this era of basketball, when the game still featured the center jump and team scores in the 40’s. Gray’s single-game mark stands as the top mark in Southwest Conference play for the next 16 years.

MOMENT NO. 22
Jan. 7, 1980: Denton Cooley, a three-year letterman (1939-41), receives the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award from the NCAA. The award is presented annually to a prominent American “for whom competitive athletics in college and attention to physical well-being thereafter have been important factors in a distinguished career of national significance and achievement.” Cooley graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1941 with a B.A. in zoology. He then attended Johns Hopkins Medical School, earning his M.D. in 1944. During his medical career, Cooley pioneered the technique of open-heart surgery, performing the first successful heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968 and implanting the first totally artificial heart in a human in 1969.
Denton Cooley

MOMENT NO. 23
Feb. 6, 1909: Texas defeats Austin HS 56-4 in the first game after a one-year hiatus due to inadequate funding for the program. Morgan Vining was the man held mostly responsible for the revival of Texas Basketball. "We must give credit to Vining and his men for preserving a game that will mean much to Texas athletics in the future," the 1909 CactusYearbook said.

MOMENT NO. 24
Jan. 18, 1957: In the first Texas home game ever televised, the Longhorns defeat No. 18 SMU at Gregory Gym 77-68 in what was called the “Miracle on Speedway Street.” SMU entered the game as heavy favorites but behind Raymond Downs’ 22 points and 13 boards, the Longhorns beat what the Cactus Yearbook called the most heralded team in Southwest Conference history. The win snapped a 20-game SWC winning streak for the Mustangs.
Raymond Downs

MOMENT NO. 25
Mar. 9, 1963: Texas defeats favored Texas Western 65-47 in Lubbock to claim its second appearance in the NCAA “Sweet 16” in a four-year span. Mike Humphrey led the way with 18 points and 10 boards while John Paul Fultz added 16.
Mike Humphrey

MOMENT NO. 26
Jan. 14, 1978: Johnny Moore records 20 points and eight assists while three other Longhorns post double-digit scoring efforts to lift Texas to a 75-69 upset over No. 3 Arkansas in the Erwin Center. This marks the highest ranked AP opponent that the Horns have beaten at home in school history.
Johnny Moore

MOMENT NO. 27
Dec. 6, 1945: After three years of Naval duty during World War II, Jack Gray returns to Austin as head coach of the Longhorns. Texas defeats San Antonio YMCA 58-23 in Gray's first game back at UT. Gray would continue to coach the Longhorns for the next six seasons (1946-1951), leading them to two SWC Championships (1947, 1951) and the highest national finish in school history in 1947 (third place).
Jack Gray

MOMENT NO. 28
End of 1915-16 season: Clyde Littlefield earns first-team All-America accolades from the Helms Foundation. Littlefield becomes the first player in school history to earn All-America honors.
Jim Krivacs

MOMENT NO. 29
End of 1978-79 season: Guard Jim Krivacs becomes the first and only UT player to earn Academic All-America honors. Krivacs also is awarded a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, becoming just the second player in school history to garner that accolade (Harry Larrabee in 1974).
Jim Krivacs

MOMENT NO. 30
1990 NBA Draft: The UT backcourt combo of Travis Mays (No. 14 by Sacramento Kings) and Lance Blanks (No. 26 by Detroit Pistons) are both selected in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft. It marks just the fourth time in NBA Draft history (to that point in time) that two guards from the same team were taken in the first round.

MOMENT NO. 31
Feb. 8, 2004: The University of Texas officially retires the No. 11 jersey of T.J. Ford in a halftime ceremony during a 66-37 victory against No. 22 Oklahoma. The 29-point win marked the largest margin of victory for the Longhorns in the all-time series with the Sooners.
Terrence Rencher

MOMENT NO. 32
1914-15 season: Under coach L. Theo Bellmont, the Horns post a perfect 5-0 record en route to capturing their first Southwest Conference championship in the league’s first season of competition. Clyde Littlefield leads the SWC in scoring at 19.6 ppg, a mark that stood until the 1943-44 season.

MOMENT NO. 33
Feb. 24, 1999: UT tops Baylor 62-52 in Waco to capture the school’s first-ever Big 12 Conference championship. Despite playing with just seven scholarship players for the majority of the season and struggling out of the gate to a 3-8 mark, first-year coach Rick Barnes remains patient and engineers one of the greatest midseason turnarounds in school history. The Longhorns win 16 of their final 21 games and post a 13-3 mark in the Big 12.
Terrence Rencher

MOMENT NO. 34
March 16, 1995: Terrence Rencher tallies 19 points in a 90-73 win against Oregon in the First Round of the NCAA tournament to become the all-time leading scorer in UT history. Rencher concludes his four-year career with 2,306 points in 124 games.
Terrence Rencher

MOMENT NO. 35
Nov. 27, 1999: Chris Mihm paces five Longhorns in double-figure scoring by recording a game-high 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead Texas to an 81-74 upset of No. 3 Michigan State in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Shootout in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The win marked the first time Texas had captured an eight-team, neutral-site in-season tourney title in school history. The Spartans, playing without All-America guard Mateen Cleaves, went on to win the NCAA Championship later that spring.
Chris Mihm

MOMENT NO. 36
Dec. 29, 1993: Tremaine Wingfield hits a 15-footer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime to give Texas a 93-91 victory against Utah at the Erwin Center. Wingfield also converted an 18-footer as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime. Both shots came off length-of-the-court passes from Tommy Penders. The play at the end of regulation began with 0.2 on the clock, while the play in the second overtime began with 1.4 on the clock. The following spring, the NCAA ruled that the only way a team could score on a play that begins with 0.3 or less on the clock is by a tip-in off the inbounds pass.
Tremaine Wingfield

MOMENT NO. 37
Jan. 5, 2004: P.J. Tucker goes coast-to-coast and drops a five-foot finger roll through the basket as time expires in overtime to lift No. 18 Texas to a 79-77 win at No. 25 Providence before an ESPN national television audience. With the score tied at 77-77 and 3.7 seconds left in overtime, Tucker took the inbounds pass in the UT backcourt, drove the ball to mid-court, used a behind-the-back dribble to cut to the middle of the floor and then drove to the basket. Officials reviewed the play for 10 minutes using television replays before determining that Tucker’s shot had left his right hand before the red light behind the backboard (used to determine the official ending of the game clock) lit up.

MOMENT NO. 38
Jan. 12, 1979: Jim Krivacs scores 21 points and Johnny Moore adds 17 as the Longhorns defeat No. 10 Arkansas 66-63 in Fayetteville. The win marked the first over a Top 25 opponent on the road.
Jim Krivacs

MOMENT NO. 39
March 20, 2004: Royal Ivey posts a team-high 17 points, including 9-of-10 free throws, to pace the Longhorns to a 78-75 win against No. 18 North Carolina in a NCAA Second Round game in Denver. The victory sends Texas to the “Sweet 16” for a third consecutive year, a first in school history.

MOMENT NO. 40
Mar. 4, 1933: The Longhorns defeat Texas A&M 51-20 in Gregory Gym to claim their sixth SWC Championship and first since 1924. Texas finished the season 22-1. Since then, no Longhorn team has finished with a better overall record.
1940 team

MOMENT NO. 41
Dec. 2, 2002: Texas climbs to No. 2 in both The Associated Press poll and the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. This marks the highest ranking in both polls in school history (prior to the start of the 2005-06 season).

MOMENT NO. 42
March 17, 1989: Travis Mays scores a team-high 23 points as No. 11 seed Texas upsets sixth-seeded Georgia Tech 76-70 in a NCAA First Round game at Reunion Arena in Dallas. The victory marks the first NCAA Tournament win for the Longhorns in 17 years, since an 85-74 win against No. 19 Houston on March 11, 1972.

MOMENT NO. 43
Feb. 29, 1960: Led by Jay Arnette and Albert Almanza, the Longhorns defeat Rice 86-62 to clinch their 12th SWC Championship in school history and their first outright title since 1947. The Longhorns finished the season with an 18-8 record, marking one of the biggest turnarounds in school history after a 4-20 mark in 1958-59. Texas would finish the season in the NCAA "Sweet 16."
Jay Arnette and Albert Almanza

MOMENT NO. 44
Jan. 15, 1954: The Longhorns defeat their first opponent ranked in the AP Poll, when they knock off No. 15 Rice 74-66 at Gregory Gym. Fred Saunders paced the Longhorns with 26 points.

MOMENT NO. 45
Mar. 11, 1995: In a contest considered by many to be the greatest game in Southwest Conference history, the Longhorns post a 107-104 overtime win against Texas Tech to win the SWC Tournament title. Freshman Brandy Perryman hit a clutch three-pointer to tie the game at 92-92 with 14 seconds left in regulation, and Terrence Rencher blocked a last-second field goal attempt by Mark Davis to force overtime. The Horns did not miss a shot during the extra session en route to their second straight SWC Tournament crown.

MOMENT NO. 46
Jan. 15, 1917: Texas defeats Southwest Texas 52-15 in the first game played in the newly-built Men's Gym. The contest marked the first home game for the Horns to be played indoors. The $9,000 facility was built adjacent to Clark Field with a seating capacity of 2,500. It would serve as the home of the Longhorns for the next 12 years.

MOMENT NO. 47
Jan. 8, 1923: Texas defeats Southwestern 29-13 in the first Longhorn basketball game broadcast on the radio.
1923 team

MOMENT NO. 48
Feb. 19, 1997: Dennis Jordan tips in an Al Coleman missed jumper with 3.3 seconds left to give Texas a dramatic 57-56 upset over No. 7 Iowa State at the Erwin Center.

MOMENT NO. 49
Dec. 26, 1939: Texas defeats the Manhattan Jaspers 54-32 in the school's first trip to New York and Madison Square Garden. The defeat marked the worst defeat to that point handed to a New York team in the Garden. The game was played in front of 18,000 people, the largest crowd to ever see a Texas basketball game at that time.

MOMENT NO. 50
Mar. 17, 2002: Royal Ivey hits a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to lift Texas to a 68-64 victory against Mississippi State in a NCAA Second Round contest at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The win sends the Longhorns to the “Sweet 16” for the third time since the tourney expanded to 64 teams.
Royal Ivey

MOMENT NO. 51
Dec. 14, 1996: Reggie Freeman ties the Erwin Center single-game scoring record with 43 points to lead No. 13 Texas to a 98-86 victory against No. 16 Fresno State before a CBS national television audience.

MOMENT NO. 52
1981-82: LaSalle Thompson becomes the first Longhorn to lead the nation in an individual category when he averaged 13.5 rebounds per game.
LaSalle Thompson

MOMENT NO. 53
Jan. 5, 1960: Jay Arnette’s driving lay-up beats SMU 58-56. The victory sets the tone for an 11-3 mark in Southwest Conference play and helps the Longhorns post their first winning season in six years and first outright league title since 1946-47.

MOMENT NO. 54
Feb. 11, 1990: Travis Mays becomes the first player in UT history to reach the 2,000-point plateau on a lay-up with 16:30 left in the first half of an 85-77 win over TCU. Mays finishes his four-year career with 2,279 points in 124 games.

MOMENT NO. 55
Feb. 27, 1917: The Longhorns defeat Texas A&M 24-16 in College Station to capture their third straight SWC Championship. It would be the only time in school history that the Longhorns captured three straight conference championships.
1917 team

MOMENT NO. 56
Jan. 13, 2004: P.J. Tucker tallies a team-high 21 points and seven rebounds to lead the Horns to a 94-81 upset over No. 4 Wake Forest at the Erwin Center before an ESPN2 national television audience. UT defeated the second-highest AP ranked opponent at home in school history. Texas has beaten the No. 3 ranked team twice before at the Erwin Center.

MOMENT NO. 57
Dec. 11, 1972: Larry Robinson records 26 points and four other Longhorns reach double figures in scoring as Texas defeats Memphis State 80-79 at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis. The Tigers went on to play for the National Championship that season, falling to Bill Walton’s UCLA Bruins in the first primetime telecast of a NCAA Basketball Championship game.

MOMENT NO. 58
Feb. 26, 1924: Texas makes its first trip to Fayetteville, Ark. and tops the Razorbacks 30-26. The game was the first of 149 games in the series against Arkansas. The following night the Longhorns defeated the Razorbacks again 32-21.

MOMENT NO. 59
Feb. 16, 1960: The Longhorns defeat No. 11 Texas A&M 79-62 as Jay Arnette scores 25 points and Albert Almanza adds 18. The victory marks the highest ranked opponent that UT ever beat in the 47-year history of play in Gregory Gym.
Jay Arnette

MOMENT NO. 60
March 10, 1989: Travis Mays hits both ends of a one-and-one with three seconds remaining in overtime to give Texas a 93-91 win against SMU in a SWC Tournament quarterfinal contest at Reunion Arena in Dallas. Joey Wright adds 36 points off the bench for the Longhorns, a mark that still stands as the most points scored off the bench in UT history. The Horns went on to beat TCU 93-89 in overtime the following evening in the semifinals, before falling to Arkansas in the SWC Tournament championship game.
Travis Mays

MOMENT NO. 61
Jan. 26, 2004: Brandon Mouton nailed a three-pointer as time expired in regulation to force overtime, and the Longhorns went on to record a 62-61 victory against No. 13 Texas Tech before a sellout crowd in Lubbock and an ESPN "Big Monday" national television audience. After two Ronald Ross free throws free throws gave Tech a 55-52 lead with 3.2 seconds left, Brian Boddicker rifled the inbounds pass beyond halfcourt to Royal Ivey who promptly called timeout. Ivey then tossed a crosscourt pass to Mouton who took one dribble and launched a deep three-pointer that found the net at the buzzer.

MOMENT NO. 62
Dec. 30, 1995: Sonny Alvarado posts 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Texas to a 74-72 upset of No. 11 North Carolina before a CBS national television audience in Austin. UNC features a pair of future NBA stars in then-sophomores Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison.
Sonny Alvarado

MOMENT NO. 63
Dec. 1, 1970: Lynn Howden sets the UT single-game rebounding record with 24 boards in an 80-78 home loss to Florida State. Howden's mark still stands today.

MOMENT NO. 64
Feb. 5, 2000: Chris Mihm posted 18 points, 12 rebounds and a school single-game record eight blocked shots to lead Texas to a 68-57 win at Massachusetts. During the victory, Mihm also breaks the school career blocked shots record, passing Albert Burditt's previous mark of 236.
Chris Mihm

MOMENT NO. 65
Feb. 21, 2004: James Thomas sets the UT career rebounding mark in Texas' 68-63 win at Oklahoma before an ESPN national television audience. Thomas breaks the record that had stood for 22 seasons at the 18:12 mark of the first half with his second rebound of the contest.

MOMENT NO. 66
Jan. 14 and Feb 28, 1950: Texas defeats A&M 48-46 on a Joe Ed Falk shot at the buzzer at Gregory Gym. Later that year in the season finale at College Station, Bill Huffman’s lay-up and a Frank Womack free throw gave Texas another last-second victory (53-52) over the Aggies.
1950 Team

MOMENT NO. 67
Dec. 5, 1930: Texas defeats North Texas 34-33 in Austin to open the 1930-31 season. The contest marks the first game ever played in Gregory Gym. The Longhorns play their home games in Gregory Gym from 1931 through 1977.

MOMENT NO. 68
1912-13 season: Texas finishes the year with an 8-4 record. More importantly, basketball becomes a major athletic program at The University of Texas. “Basketball is no longer a minor sport at the University of Texas. It always has been so considered until this year when Professor Carl Cleveland Taylor took charge of the work and infused new life into it,” the 1913 Cactus Yearbook said.

MOMENT NO. 69
Jan. 6, 1922: The Longhorns open the 1921-22 season with a resounding 55-10 home win against Southwest Texas. The contest marks the first time that the UT players take the court with the word "Texas" on their jerseys.
1922 Team

MOMENT NO. 70
Dec. 16, 1936: The legendary Jack Gray earns his first win as the head coach of the Longhorns, as Texas defeats Southwest Texas 30-12 in Austin. Gray, who played for UT from 1933 to 1935, took over with only one year of coaching experience at the age of 25. He would lead the Longhorns to five winning seasons in his first six years (1937-1942), including an SWC Championship and NCAA "Elite Eight" finish in 1939.

MOMENT NO. 71
Mar. 16, 1997: DeJuan “Chico” Vazquez steals an inbounds pass in the closing seconds to seal an 82-81 win against upstart No. 15 seed Coppin State in a NCAA Second Round game in Pittsburgh. With the victory, UT advances to the “Sweet 16” for the second time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams.

MOMENT NO. 72
Dec. 30, 1989: In a homecoming game for Travis Mays (native of Ocala, Fla.), junior guard Joey Wright steals the show by recording 46 points to lead Texas to a 102-82 win at Stetson. The 46 points mark the third-highest single-game total in school history and the second-highest mark in a road contest.
Joey Wright

MOMENT NO. 73
Feb. 11, 1911: The Longhorns make their first trip east of the Mississippi River when they drop a 45-27 decision at Auburn. The contest marked the second of a three-game road trip that saw Texas play at Tulane, Auburn and LSU in a five-day span. An excerpt from the 1911 Cactus Yearbook stated, “They took a Southern tour, which was disastrous from the standpoint of victory but glorious for spreading the Texas spirit of good sportsmanship. Our team had better individual players than the teams played, but the games were held indoors and at night, conditions which were entirely new to the Texas team.”

MOMENT NO. 74
Nov. 30, 1986: Patrick Fairs scores 18 points while Travis Mays adds 15 points and seven boards to pace Texas to a 74-70 upset of defending national champion and No. 2 Louisville in the seventh-place game at the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska. This marks the highest ranked AP opponent that the Horns have defeated in school history.
Patrick Fairs

MOMENT NO. 75
Nov. 27, 1978: Texas records a 148-71 win against Northern Montana in its home opener. The Longhorns set school team records that still stand today for points in a game, points scored in a first half (74), points scored in a second half (74) and field goals made (56). Johnny Moore also sets the UT single-game mark for assists with 19 during the win, a record that still stands today (Moore later tied his own mark with 19 assists against Oklahoma State on Dec. 9, 1978).
Johnny Moore

MOMENT NO. 76
Mar. 8, 1924: Texas posts a 17-11 victory against archrival Texas A&M in College Station. The win clinches the fourth and final undefeated season in school history, as the Horns register a 23-0 record. Texas also claims the SWC championship with a 20-0 record.

MOMENT NO. 77
Feb. 22, 1949: Texas enters the Associated Press Poll for the first time at No. 20.
1949 Team

MOMENT NO. 78
2001-2002: T.J. Ford becomes the first freshman in NCAA history to lead the nation in assists (8.27 avg.) while earning several National Freshman of the Year accolades (USBWA, CNNSI.com, CollegeInsider.com).
T.J. Ford

MOMENT NO. 79
Nov. 29, 1976: Texas wins an overtime classic against Oklahoma State 74-73 in Abe Lemons' first game as Longhorn head coach. Gary Goodner led the way with 19 points, and his slam dunk with 7:37 left in the first half ended a 10-year NCAA-imposed ban on the dunk.


MOMENT NO. 80
Jan. 12, 1997: Senior guard Al Coleman hits a school-record 10 three-pointers (10-of-14) to lead the Longhorns to a 104-63 victory against Kansas State in Austin.
Al Coleman

MOMENT NO. 81
Jan. 23, 1999: Despite playing without starting forward Gabe Muoneke (suspension), Chris Mihm blocks a pair of three-point attempts in the final 10 seconds to preserve a 73-70 upset over No. 23 Oklahoma State at the Erwin Center.

MOMENT NO. 82
Jan. 14, 1989: Joey Wright follows his own miss with a tip-in at the buzzer to give Texas an 88-86 win at Houston before an ESPN national television audience. The Horns go on to earn their first NCAA Tournament bid in 10 seasons later that year.
Joey Wright

MOMENT NO. 83
Feb. 15, 1964: The Longhorns defeat then-SWC frontrunner Texas Tech 78-76 in front of an excited Gregory Gym crowd. Bobby Puryear hits a free throw with three seconds left to put the game out of reach. Joe Fisher led the way with 13 points and 15 boards while Larry Franks added 16.

MOMENT NO. 84
Jan. 10, 1916: The Longhorns defeat San Marcus Baptist 102-1 to record the largest margin of victory in UT history. Robert Blaine scored 30 points, while Clyde Littlefield added 26. The game also marked the first time the Longhorns topped the century mark, a feat they did not accomplish again until the 1955-56 season.

MOMENT NO. 85
Feb. 26, 1992: Terrence Rencher (34 points), B.J. Tyler (33) and Dexter Cambridge (31) combine to score 98 of Texas’ 128 points in a 128-108 victory against Oral Roberts in Austin. This marks the only time in school history that three Longhorns record 30 or more points in a single game.
B.J. Tyler

MOMENT NO. 86
Mar. 4, 1965: The Longhorns claim their 14th SWC Championship with a 79-75 win against Baylor in Waco. The Longhorns trailed by three with six minutes to go but went on to score the game's next 11 points en route to the victory. Mickey White and Larry Franks led the way with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

MOMENT NO. 87
Jan. 17, 2004: Royal Ivey hits a 16-foot fade-away jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give No. 18 Texas a 63-61 victory against Nebraska at the Erwin Center.
Royal Ivey

MOMENT NO. 88
Jan. 3, 1959: The Longhorns defeat SWC favorite Rice 61-58 in Houston. Albert Almanza led the team with 30 points as the Horns rallied back from a 19-point deficit to pull off the upset.

MOMENT NO. 89
Jan. 13, 1913: Texas defeats San Marcus Baptist 46-2 in its first indoor home game. The Cactus Yearbook said, "An innovation was made this season by playing all of the games on an indoor court at Ben Hur Temple. This proved very satisfactory and as most of the games were played at night, they were well attended." The Temple was located at the intersection of Lavaca and West 18th street. This also marked the first year that UT began selling season tickets.

MOMENT NO. 90
Feb. 12, 1955: Texas defeats Texas A&M in College Station 80-76. The contest marked the highest scoring game in series history at that time (156 points). Ellis Olmstead secured a Longhorns victory with a basket and free throw in the last 30 seconds. Raymond Downs led the way with 39 points and set a SWC record for free throws made (23).

MOMENT NO. 91
Feb. 24, 2001: Maurice Evans recorded a career-high 28 points while hitting 10-of-14 field goals (including 5-of-6 from three-point range) to pace the Longhorns to a 94-78 upset of No. 6 Iowa State at the Erwin Center before an ESPN national television audience.
Maurice Evans

MOMENT NO. 92
Jan. 22, 1972: Larry Robinson hits a 15-foot jumper with one second left to lift Texas to a 77-75 victory at Baylor.

MOMENT NO. 93
Feb. 20, 1985: Mike Wacker connects on an eight-foot jumper in the lane with one second remaining to give the Longhorns a 53-51 win at Texas A&M.
Mike Wacker

MOMENT NO. 94
Feb. 14, 1987: Travis Mays nails a three-pointer from 21 feet away with one second left to lift Texas to a 57-55 victory at SMU.
Travis Mays

MOMENT NO. 95
Feb. 8, 1966: Dale Dotson hits a 15-footer with one second remaining to defeat TCU 77-75. The final score was Texas' first lead since they led 6-5 with 18:20 left in the first half. Texas trailed by as many as 12 points with a little over 10 minutes to play in the contest. Dotson finished the game with 22 points while Mickey White added 16 points and 13 boards.

MOMENT NO. 96
Jan. 30, 1992: Terrence Rencher posts 37 points to lead Texas to a 105-94 win at Virginia Commonwealth. The 37 points remain a school freshman record for most points scored in a single game.

MOMENT NO. 97
Feb. 28, 2004: A school-record crowd of 16,837 fans watch Texas defeat Texas Tech 74-71 on Senior Day. The senior class of Royal Ivey, Brandon Mouton, James Thomas, Brian Boddicker and Drew Gressett ended their careers as the winningest four-year class in school history (98 victories).
2004 Team

MOMENT NO. 98
Dec. 16, 1987: Alvin Heggs hits a baseline eight-footer with three seconds remaining in overtime to give Texas a 90-89 win against Southwestern Louisiana at the Erwin Center.

MOMENT NO. 99
Jan. 14, 1967: Gary Overbeck's lay-up with two seconds left proves to be the winning basket in a 70-68 victory against Texas Tech at Gregory Gym.

MOMENT NO. 100
March 10, 1906: Texas posts a 27-17 victory against Baylor outdoors at Clark Field in the first-ever intercollegiate basketball contest in UT history. The Horns, under the direction of coach Magnus Mainland, go on to record a 7-1 mark in their first season.
1906 Team



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