Shop Fantasy Central Golf Guide Email Travel Subscribe SI About Us Shop Fantasy Travel Free e-mail About Us
'99-2000 NCAA Preview
  m. college bb
baseball S
pro football S
col. football S
pro basketball S
w. college bb S
hockey S
golf plus S
tennis S
soccer S
motor sports
olympic sports
women's sports
more sports

 Sportsman of the Year
 Heisman Trophy
 Swimsuit 2001

 Fantasy Central
 Inside Game
 Multimedia Central
 Your Turn
 Message Boards
 Email Newsletters
 Golf Guide
 Work in Sports GROUP
 Sports Illustrated
 Life of Reilly
 SI Women
 SI for Kids
 Press Room
 TBS/TNT Sports
 CNN Languages

 SI Customer Service
 SI Media Kits
 Get into College
 Sports Memorabilia

Click here for more on this story

Posted: Wednesday November 03, 1999 05:16 PM

1998-99 record
19-13 overall, 13-3 Big 12 (Lost to Purdue in NCAA first round)
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 from Tulane.

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.
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.
Longhorns' 1999-00 schedule

Related information
Stories's Big 12 overview
Visit Multimedia Central for the latest audio and video
Search our site Watch CNN/SI 24 hours a day

Sports Illustrated and CNN have combined to form a 24 hour sports news and information channel. To receive CNN/SI at your home call your cable operator or DirecTV.

CNNSI Copyright © 2000 CNN/SI
An AOL Time Warner Company.
All Rights Reserved.

Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.