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

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…

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 – 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 – 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 – 1979 – SWC Game of Week – University of Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 SWC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs. SMU Mustangs has a special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ heart….for this game took place during one of the 6 season span where Bone Daddy had a personal and business relationship with Longhorn Coach Abe Lemons…..as he knew all…

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…

Excerpts Of 1978 NCAAM 1978 Texas Longhorns Coach Abe Lemons VS DePaul University Coach Ray Meyers

DOG ASIDE: In this 1978 video excerpts of the NCAAM basketball game between the Texas Longhorns vs #1 DePaul University….was a clash between two legendary coaches….Abe Lemons of Texas….and Ray Meyers of DePaul.  Meyers team was ranked #1 in the nation at the time….partly due to the tremendous talent of Mark Aguire….a 2-time concensus collegiate…