2014-2015 Texas Longhorns Men's Basketball Schedule
The Texas Longhorns are right in the middle of one big game
or another throughout the regular season, but that's pretty much standard operating procedure when you're talking about Big
12 basketball. This season, the Longhorns are looking to elevate their game and once again make a run at the NCAA Tournament,
as this is a talented program that is never lacking in explosive playmakers who can do a little bit of everything on the hardwood.
In 2013-2014, the Longhorns ended up with a 24-11 overall record while going 11-7 within the conference, which is a great
season for most programs but also one that the Longhorns know that they can surpass.
With some incredible matchups on
the schedule once again this season, you can bet that Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville will be absolutely rocking
with great fans who know how to show their support at every turn. Against teams like Kansas, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech
and more, the Longhorns have some serious competition ahead of them, but that's part of the joys of playing in an elite conference
like Big 12. Put it all together and it's another year sure to be filled with rim-rocking jams, spectacular blocked shots
and nail-biting moments that will have you holding on to the edge of your seat in no time.
But even though the home
games are always all the rage around campus, the fun and excitement definitely doesn't stop there. On the road, you'll see
some great fans who pour into the stands to show their support away from home, as this is a well-traveled fan base that isn't
shy about showing their Longhorns' pride. With great games both home and away from home and the promise of another amazing
season in which absolutely anything can happen, it's not hard to figure out why there is so much fanfare surrounding Texas
once again this year.
Texas Longhorns Basketball Team Info
The Texas Longhorns have seen some incredible
players come through the program over the years. One of the best players to ever suit up for the Longhorns was Kevin Durant,
who won the National Player of the Year award with relative ease on his way to leading the Longhorns into the NCAA Tournament.
Durant has gone on to star in the National Basketball Association, where he is currently one of the top players in the league.
This is a program that doesn't just have one or two superstars in its history, however, as the Longhorns have a proud tradition
of excellent players that goes back more than 100 years. At this point, the Longhorns always have a roster loaded with some
of the stars of both today and tomorrow, providing plenty of incentive to keep an eye on them as they look to take their game
to the next level.
The NCAA Basketball Experience
The sport of college basketball is one of the most thrilling
to see in person, and that is evidenced by the thousands upon thousands of fans that attend games on a regular basis. Basketball
is a fast-paced game that keeps the fans enthralled for the duration, and in college hoops that means 40 minutes of game time.
If you've never been out to a big-time college hoops game in person, then this is the season to change that. The Texas Longhorns
always have some exciting playmakers that are ready to put on a show for the fans every time out, and you can see that for
yourself when you head out to a home game this season. Once the ball gets tossed up into the air for the opening tip, you
might just find yourself lost in the moment as the Longhorns look to bring down another bit win that will have fans talking
all over town.
Texas Longhorns Basketball History
The Texas Longhorns basketball team dates back to 1906
and the hoops program at Texas has developed into one of the premier destinations for the best high school players in the
country on an annual basis. The Longhorns have had a lot of success over the years, reaching the NCAA Tournament a remarkable
30 times in the course of their history. The team has also been to the elite eight seven times and made it all the way to
the Final Four on three occasions, helping to give them a reputation of being a national powerhouse that is always ready to
do some damage in the Tournament. With their eyes on a return trip to the Big Dance and a team loaded with players who can
do it all, there has never been a better time to get out and join in the excitement.
Texas Longhorns Basketball
Do you know how many points per game Kevin Durant scored during his lone year in Texas?
The answer is
an eye-popping 25.8 in 2006-2007. But even though Durant could clearly light it up, he also gained the reputation of someone
who would consistently shoot a very high percentage, as he shot better than 40% from three-point land and eclipsed 50% from
the floor overall during his freshman season, leading to him being a unanimous choice for Player of the Year.
Longhorns Basketball Fans
While the Big 12 had long been known for its college football, basketball has always been
a big deal in the conference as well and in recent years several schools have stepped up their game making it extremely difficult
for a team to navigate the tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses Kansas and Oklahoma State always are staunch competition
and with the recent development of programs like Oklahoma and Kansas State, the conference is only getting tougher. But that's
also the point, as the Longhorns know that to be the best they have to beat the best, which makes for some unbelievable matchups
every single season in the Big 12. With a great group of fans at their backs and aspirations of shooting their way all the
way to the Big dance, this is as good as it gets if you love college hoops played at the highest possible level.