UTEP UTEP is the only university in Texas with an NCAA championship trophy for men's basketball, 48 years after the men's basketball team won the NCAA title in 1966. The Miners are also the only Division I school to have ever defeated a No. 1-ranked college basketball team, doing so on March 31, 1966, when they beat UCLA 100-98 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
The University of Houston has the most appearances by a Texan team with five. The Cougars' most recent appearance was in 2015 when they were eliminated by Syracuse in the first round.
Texas has been represented by six teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Dallas Mavericks are the only current franchise from Texas; they joined the NBA in 1970. The San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, and Portland Trail Blazers all emerged from the 1972 NBA expansion draft. The New York Knicks acquired the rights to the original New York Celtics players following the 2004-05 season, but did not play that year due to the NFL lockout.
In addition to those teams, the Austin Spurs played in the American Basketball Association during the league's last season, 1975-76.
Texas Tech has won two NCAA national team titles. The first was when the college football committee awarded the 1956 National Football Championship to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Red Raiders then claimed their second title in 2009 when they defeated the Florida Gators 31-28 in Miami for the BCS Title.
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The famed 1966 Texas Western team that broke racial barriers and won the national title over Kentucky is still the only Division I men's team from Texas to win it all, a source of pride that UTEP supporters aren't willing to give up just yet. One day has gone. Two days would be even better.
A year after defeating the University of Cincinnati in the National Invitation Tournament for its first trip to the NCAA tournament, Texas returned to Austin as champion of the country again. This time, they were met with a crowd of 10,000 people who came out to see the undefeated team that was rated No. 1 by both coaches and reporters. The Longhorns beat North Carolina State 93-72 to capture their second national championship.
In 2014, Kansas City's 68-64 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA final ended any hope that Texas Western had of joining UCLA as the only other Division I team from Texas to win a national title. It also meant that Kansas City, Missouri, now has two championships - more than any other city. Kansas City is home to Duke before you know it!
Texas Western played in the NIT each year from 1964 to 1968, winning it all in '66. After that, no more NIT for Texas Western until 1990 when they made it back to the big dance as a seventh seed. They lost to Florida State 3-0 in the first round.
NCAA team championships: Houston has 17 NCAA team national titles to its credit. American Athletic Conference NCAA team championships: None.
Houston has won more than it's lost over the course of its history, including conference regular season and tournament titles. However, since 1976 when UH joined the AAC, it has never been able to win a single game in the conference tournament.
The Cougars have made it to the NCAA Tournament every year since 1982, with their only other miss coming in 1981 when they withdrew from the event prior to any games being played. Houston has a record of 19-19 in the tournament, with one first round exit. The most recent appearance came in 2019 when UH was eliminated by Virginia in the second round.
Houston has never advanced beyond the Elite Eight in the history of the tournament, which comes as no surprise given how well-rounded and competitive it has been throughout most of its existence.
It should be noted that before 1976, when UH joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), it had no official team title until 1973 when it was awarded as an associate member of the Southwest Conference. Before that, it was referred to as the University of Houston Cougars or simply UH.
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Texas is sixth among Division I men's basketball schools in total NCAA Tournament games won without winning the national title (35), following Kansas State (37), Notre Dame (38), Purdue (39), Illinois (40), and Oklahoma (41).
Gustafson coached the Longhorns to 22 conference crowns, 11 conference tournament victories, and two College World Series titles in 1975 and 1983. During his career, Texas won 1,427 collegiate games.
As of June 11, 2018, the Longhorns were second in all-time victories, trailing only the Fordham Rams. Texas had won 78 regular season conference championships and 16 conference tournament championships in baseball as of the completion of the 2018 conference season.
Texas State University participates in NCAA Division I (WAC) and excels both on and off the field. Texas State University has a Learfield Score of 12. Texas State University has 392 student athletes competing in 12 sports: 231 men and 161 women. The majority of the athletes compete in the Western Athletic Conference.
Texas State University began as a teacher college in 1884. Today, it is a public university located in San Marcos, Texas with an estimated population of 124,000 people. The main campus is about 20 miles from Austin and 50 miles from Dallas. The school's athletic program started in 1900 with baseball and track and field events. Other early sports included American football, basketball, and golf. Today, Texas State University boasts 22 varsity teams including men's basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
In the fall, Texas State University plays football, basketball, and baseball. In the spring, men's golf, tennis, and track and field participate in competition. Women's golf, tennis, and track and field also compete in the spring.
Students can choose to major in several disciplines within the school of business or science.