NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N.I.T. Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:   This 1977-78 Texas Longhorns mens basketball team….coached by legendary Coach Abe Lemons….featuring a starting five of G Johnny Moore, G Jim Krivacs, F Ron Baxter, F Tyrone Branyon and C Gary Goodner….was a really outstanding basketball team that deserved to be in the NCAA tournament…but were not because they were in the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   No significant preseason expectations attended the 1977–78 Texas Longhorns….a team that would produce one of the more successful seasons in Longhorn basketball history….when after a one-point loss in the opening game against Southern California in Los Angeles….Texas inaugurated the $37-million, 16,231-seat Erwin Special Events Center with an 83–76 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners….the first of 8…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…