50 in 50 rankings: No. 26 Texas
26. Texas (260 points)
Positives: Made 2003 Final Four; 13 regular-season conference titles; 14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances; four consensus first-team All-Americans (six total); seven top-10 picks.
Negatives: Just four NCAA tourney trips in the first 26 seasons of study; three winning seasons in first 15 seasons of study; one conference title of any kind from 1980-91.
Fun fact: Texas has the 13th-most points since Rick Barnes became head coach in 1998.
Rank by the decade
1962-69: 16 (T-58th)
1970-79: 28 (58th)
1980-89: 7 (T-125th)
1990-99: 71 (27th)
2000-present: 138 (14th)
G – T.J. Ford (2001-03)
G – Travis Mays (1986-90)
F – Kevin Durant (2006-07)
F – LaMarcus Aldridge (2004-06)
C – Chris Mihm (1997-2000)
Top options off the bench
D.J. Augustin (2006-08)
LaSalle Thompson (1979-82)
Terrence Rencher (1991-95)
50 in 50 coach: Rick Barnes (1998- )
Best teams (1962-present)
2002-03 (26-7, NCAA national semifinals)
2005-06 (30-7, NCAA Elite Eight)
2007-08 (31-7, NCAA Elite Eight)
--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post
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