1938–39 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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1938–39 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Southwest Conference Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Southwest Conference
1938–39 record 19–6 (10–2 SWC)
Head coach Jack Gray (3rd season)
Seasons

The 1938–39 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented The University of Texas at Austin in intercollegiate basketball competition during the 1938–39 season. The Longhorns were led by third-year head coach and former Longhorn basketball consensus first-team All-American Jack Gray. The team finished the season with a 19–6 overall record and a 10–2 record in Southwest Conference play to win the SWC championship.[1][2] Texas advanced to the inaugural postseason NCAA Tournament, recording its first Elite Eight appearance.[1][3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Coach: Jack Gray
Overall Record: 19–6
Southwest Conference Record: 10–2
Southwest Conference Standing: 1st
Date Opponent Site Result Record
Regular Season
Dec 3 Kilgore Pipeliners Gregory GymnasiumAustin, Texas W 37–27 1–0
Dec 7 at Southwest Texas State ? • San Marcos, Texas W 57–31 2–0
Dec 10 Southwest Texas State Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 45–31 3–0
Dec 16 Kansas Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 36–34 4–0
Dec 17 Kansas Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas L 35–49 4–1
Dec 26 vs. Southeastern State (Ok.) ? • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma W 41–25 5–1
Dec 27 vs. Westminster (Mo.) ? • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma W 35–24 6–1
Dec 28 vs. Kansas State Teachers College ? • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma W 34–27 7–1
Dec 29 vs. Baylor ? • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma W 46–38 8–1
Dec 30 vs. Central Missouri State Teachers College ? • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma L 25–33 8–2
Jan 7 at Rice* ? • Houston, Texas L 41–45 8–3 (0–1 SWC)
Jan 13 Arkansas Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 41–37 9–3 (1–1)
Jan 14 Arkansas Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas L 41–65 9–4(1–2)
Jan 18 at Baylor* ? • Waco, Texas W 36–31 10–4 (2–2)
Jan 31 St. Edward's Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 47–32 11–4
Feb 6 at SMU* ? • Dallas, Texas W 33–27 12–4 (3–2)
Feb 7 at TCU* ? • Fort Worth, Texas W 32–28 13–4 (4–2)
Feb 11 at Texas A&M* ? • College Station, Texas W 41–37 14–4 (5–2)
Feb 15 SMU* Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 38–21 15–4 (6–2)
Feb 18 Baylor* Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 41–39 16–4 (7–2)
Feb 25 TCU* Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 53–26 17–4 (8–2)
Feb 22 Rice* Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 50–41 18–4 (9–2)
Mar 2 Texas A&M* Gregory Gymnasium • Austin, Texas W 66–32 19–4 (10–2)
1939 NCAA Tournament
Mar 20 Oregon California ColiseumSan Francisco, California
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal (West Regional)
L 41–56 19–5
Mar 21 Utah State California Coliseum • San Francisco, California
NCAA West Regional Third-Place Game
L 49–51 19–6
*Southwest Conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015–16 Texas Men's Basketball Fact Book" (pdf). texassports.com. p. 82. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1938-39 SWC Standings". sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Texas Longhorns Index Page". sports-reference.com. Retrieved May 18, 2016.