Team preview: Texas

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 8:12 PM ET
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Before the NCAA Tournament last year, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim publicly hailed Texas as his choice to win it all. His reason? The Longhorns' great depth.

A funny thing happened at the Superdome in New Orleans, though, as the Longhorns met the Orangemen in a national semifinal. And Texas, despite all its bodies, couldn't withstand the onslaught of freshman sensation Carmelo Anthony and Co. and lost, 95-84, to the eventual national champions.