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Posted: Wednesday November 03, 1999 05:16 PM
Longhorns' 1999-00 schedule
| Texas |
| 1998-99 record |
| 19-13 overall, 13-3 Big 12 (Lost to Purdue in NCAA first round)|
| Coach |
| Rick Barnes, 19-13 (one year), 221-147 overall (12 years)|
| Projected starting lineup |
G Ivan Wagner, 6-1 Sr. |
The former NCAA high jump champion is healthy after playing last year
on sore knees and could be the conference's top defender.
G Williams Clay, 6-2 Sr.
Streaky shooter who could find playing time cut this season; was fourth
on team in scoring last season.
F Chris Owens, 6-8 So.
A highly-recruited prep star who sat out last season after transferring
Gabe Muoneke, 6-7 Sr.
Team's leading scorer (16.5 ppg) and,
surprisingly, its leading 3-point shooter (51 percent).
C Chris Mihm, 7-0 Jr.
All eyes are on him as he looks to improve on solid
sophomore campaign when he led conference in rebounding (11.0) and
blocked shots (2.6).
| Top guy off the bench |
F Chris Ogden, 6-7 Fr. |
Wing man expected to contribute early in the season and will be the first
man off bench to sub for one of three post starters.
| Key Newcomer |
Owen, Duncanville, Texas |
His low post offense, passing ability and defense give Texas best front
line in the conference, maybe in the country.
| Key Games |
|A home contest against Arizona (Dec. 4), a trip to Utah
(Dec. 22) and a visit from defending national champion Uconn (Jan. 10)
will give a good measure of how the Longhorns stack up nationally.
| Outlook |
Barnes, who played with just seven scholarship players a year
ago, has enough players to run a regular practice this season. Texas'
starting five is one of the best in the land, especially with potential
All-Americans Mihm and Muoneke inside, but bench is young and unproven.
NCAA Tournament is a lock, but how far team advances from there depends
on development of young talent, not to mention Barnes' 1-6 record in
first-round Tournament games.
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