NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG COMMENTARY:  Ron Baxter and Johnny Moore….starters for Coach Abe Lemons’ Texas Longhorn men’s basketball teams for one prestigious N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) Championship and SWC (Southwest Conference) titles in 1978….the year prior to this 1979 SWC Game of the Week game seen herewith….for these two boys wererewe more than regular customers….more like steady customers…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  I have written many posts and stories regarding the business and personal relationship between Bone Daddy and University of Texas head men’s basketball coach Abe Lemons from 1976 to 1982….cuz for us around ImaSportsphile….we understand that this was one of the truly joyful experiences of Bone Daddy’s life over the 60+ years of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1977 – SWC Game – Texas VS Arkansas – 1st Half – With Abe Lemons + Eddie Sutton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 Southwest Conference Game of the Week featured two very good and talented teams….which were coached by two legendary college coaches…..with Eddie Sutton at Arkansas University….and Abe Lemons at the University of Texas….both in the College Basketball Hall of Fame….as the Longhorns and the Razorbacks were arch rivals throughout the tenure of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC men’s basketball Game of the Week between the USC Trojans verses the Texas Longhorns features two teams that entered this game with records of 10 – 4.  The Longhorns were coming off an impressive N.I.T. Championship the year before to end the 1978 season….while returning four starters. with C Gary…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs NC State Wolfpack – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  When you watch this video….it becomes obvious how good the Texas Longhorns were….as they confidently dictated the game in every aspect….cuz as a cohesive basketball team, they were brilliant….at both ends of the court….for their match-up zone defense took the Wolfpack completely out of their game….as the Horns frustrated the NC State offense…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs NC St Wolfpack – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    The University of Texas men’s basketball program has never had a coach quite like Abe Lemons….or fielded a team that was quite as good as this 1978 Longhorn team featuring G Johnny Moore, G Jim Krivacs, G/F Ron Baxter, F Tyrone Branyon and C Gary Goodner…cuz Abe was an old school coach…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Midwest Region Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:      The 1978 National Invitation Tournament (N.I.T.) featured Coach Abe Lemons University of Texas Longhorns and then every other team in the tournament….as the Horns deserved to be in “the Big Dance”….as the NCAA snubbed a Texas team that could have made it to the NCAA Final Four in 1978….. but instead were…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…

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…