The Texas Longhorns are busy in the summer off-season program under strength and conditioning coach…
Another Final Four Run in Store?
The Texas Longhorns basketball program under the direction of Rick Barnes has become one of the top programs in the nation in recent years. The run of success began in 2001-02 with a Sweet 16 appearance followed the next season by a Final Four run. Texas followed with a third straight season of Sweet 16 or better in 2003-04. After a first round loss in 2004-05 due to the injury to freshman LaMarcus Aldridge and the academic woes of P.J. Tucker, the Longhorns advanced to the Elite Eight in 2005-06 before losing in overtime to LSU. The Longhorns started one of the youngest, if not the youngest, teams to ever advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2006-07 led by Kevin Durant. A second round loss to USC ended the dreams of many fans and players. Texas then won a school-record 31 games the following season advancing to the Elite Eight before losing to national runner-up Memphis. Last season, the Longhorns advanced to the second round of the Big Dance for the seventh time in eight years before...
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