NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG ASIDE:  One of the truly great rivalries in college basketball was the one between Coach Abe Lemons of the University of Texas mens basketball verses Coach Eddie Sutton of the University of Arkansas mens team….as there were many articles about Abe vs Eddie written between 1977 and 1983.  Eddie Sutton took over the helm…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – Women’s Midwest Regional Finals – University of Texas VS Ole Miss

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1987-88 Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team completed the season by winning 32 games and losing just 3 games….as they swept the SWC with a 16 – 0 record….and advanced through the NCAA Tournament to the Elite Eights….where they lost to Long Beach State….but in this Midwest Regional Finals game….the Longhorns would…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Houston Cougars – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:   Bone Daddy had a long histroy with University of Texas Chairman of the Board of Regents Frank Erwin Jr….for Erwin was a UT Regent 1963 to 1975…including being Chairman from 1966 to 1971.  Working closely with his political allies in the state legislature….Frank Erwin Jr. increased The University of Texas appropriations from…

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 – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: No matter how you cut the pie….for six (6) seasons from 1976 – 1982….Southwest Conference basketball experienced a rivalry for the ages between two (2) legendary coasches in college basketball…..Abe Lemons and Eddie Sutton,,,,for when these two men crossed paths in the old Southwest Conference while Sutton was at the helm of the Arkansas…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have often heard great stories from Bone Daddy regarding the intense rivalry in basketball in the Southwest Conference during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s between Coach Abe Lemons and his Texas Longhorns verses Eddie Sutton and his Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1978 and 1979….it was the Razorbacks famous “triplet guards” combination of Ron Brewer, Marvin…

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…