2007–08 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2007–08 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Big 12 Season Co-Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big 12
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 7
2007–08 record 31-7 (13-3 Big 12)
Head coach Rick Barnes
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
2007–08 Big 12 Men's Basketball Standings
  Conf Overall
Team (Rank) W L PCT W L PCT
Kansas (#4) † 13 3 .813 37 3 .925
Texas (#7) 13 3 .813 31 7 .816
Kansas State 10 6 .625 21 12 .636
Oklahoma 9 7 .563 23 12 .657
Baylor 9 7 .563 21 11 .656
Texas A&M 8 8 .500 25 11 .694
Nebraska 7 9 .438 20 13 .606
Texas Tech 7 9 .438 16 15 .516
Oklahoma State 7 9 .438 17 16 .515
Missouri 6 10 .375 16 16 .500
Iowa State 4 12 .250 14 18 .438
Colorado 3 13 .188 12 20 .375
† Big 12 Tournament winner

The 2007–08 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team represented The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's basketball competition as a member of the Big 12 Conference. The 2007–08 team shared the Big 12 championship, won a school-record 31 games, and reached the Elite Eight of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.[1]

Roster[edit]

[2]

# Position Height Weight Year Home Town
A.J. Abrams 3 Guard 5–10 155 Junior Austin, Texas
Connor Atchley 32 Center 6–9 225 Junior Clear Lake (Houston), Texas
D. J. Augustin 14 Guard 5-11 175 Sophomore Sugar Land, Texas
Doğuş Balbay 2 Guard 6–0 176 Freshman Istanbul, Turkey
Clint Chapman 53 Forward 6–10 245 Freshman Canby, Oregon
Matt Hill 21 Forward 6–9 230 Sophomore Lincoln, Nebraska
Damion James 5 Forward 6–7 227 Sophomore Nacogdoches, Texas
Gary Johnson 1 Forward 6–7 247 Freshman Houston, Texas
J.D. Lewis 4 Guard 6–1 180 Senior Amarillo, Texas
Justin Mason 24 Guard 6–2 185 Sophomore Amarillo, Texas
Dexter Pittman 34 Center 6–10 293 Sophomore Rosenberg, Texas
Harrison Smith 23 Guard 6–2 185 Sophomore Houston, Texas
Alexis Wangmene 15 Forward/ 6–7 241 Freshman Blairstown, New Jersey

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Dogus Balbay
PG
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Brewster Academy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 15, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 40
Clint Chapman
C
Canby, Oregon Canby HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sep 4, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Gary Johnson
PF
Houston, TX Aldine HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jul 3, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Alexis Wangmene
C
Blairstown, NJ Blair Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sep 5, 2006 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 33   Rivals: 21
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition Games
Fri, Nov 2 7 p.m. Xavier (La.) #15 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, Texas W 87–56 (1–0 exhib.)
Regular Season
Mon, Nov 12 7 p.m. Texas-San Antonio #16 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
W 58–37 10840 1–0
Fri, Nov 16 7 p.m. UC Davis #16 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas
(StubHub! Legends Classic Regional Round)
W 73–42 10792 2–0
Sun, Nov 18 5 p.m. Arkansas-Monticello #16 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas
(StubHub! Legends Classic Regional Round)
W 100–52 10483 3–0
Fri, Nov 23 6 p.m. vs. New Mexico State #15 Prudential CenterNewark, New Jersey
(StubHub! Legends Classic Semifinals)
Versus W 102–87 4–0
Sat, Nov 24 6 p.m. vs. #7 Tennessee #15 Prudential Center • Newark, New Jersey
(StubHub! Legends Classic Championship Game)
FSNSW
(Texas)/
Versus
W 97–78 5–0
Wed, Nov 28 7 p.m. Texas Southern #8 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas W 98–61 10518 6–0
Sun, Dec 2 7 p.m. @ #2 UCLA #8 Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, California
(Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series)
Fox Sports Net W 63–61 7–0
Wed, Dec 5 7 p.m. North Texas #4 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 88–72 10913 8–0
Sat, Dec 8 7 p.m. @ Rice #4 Toyota CenterHouston, Texas CSTV W 80–54 9–0
Sat, Dec 15 5 p.m. Texas State #4 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 96–81 12863 10–0
Tue, Dec 18 5:30 p.m. Oral Roberts #4 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 66–56 11540 11–0
Sat, Dec 22 5:30 p.m. vs. #9 Michigan State #4 The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, Michigan
(Dick’s Sporting Goods Spartan Clash)
ESPN L 72–78 11–1
Sat, Dec 29 11 a.m. Wisconsin #9 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN2 L 66–67 16438 11–2
Wed, Jan 2 4 p.m. TCU #14 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 67–59 12157 12–2
Sat, Jan 5 5 p.m. St. Mary's (Calif.) #14 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 81–62 12525 13–2
Sat, Jan 12 12:45 p.m. @ Missouri* #12 Mizzou ArenaColumbia, Missouri ESPN Plus L 84–97 13–3
(0–1 Big 12)
Sat, Jan 19 7 p.m. Colorado* #19 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN Plus W 69–67 16755 14–3 (1–1)
Mon, Jan 21 8 p.m. @ Oklahoma State* #12 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, Oklahoma ESPN W 63–61 15–3 (2–1)
Sat, Jan 26 7 p.m. Texas Tech* #12 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN Plus W 73–47 16755 16–3 (3–1)
Wed, Jan 30 8 p.m. @ #23 Texas A&M* #10 Reed ArenaCollege Station, Texas ESPN2 L 63–80 16–4 (3–2)
Sat, Feb 2 12:45 p.m. #25 Baylor* #10 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN Plus W 80–72 15458 17–4 (4–2)
Wed, Feb 6 6 p.m. @ Oklahoma* #12 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, Oklahoma ESPN2 W 64–54 18–4 (5–2)
Sat, Feb 9 2:30 p.m. @ Iowa State* #12 Hilton ColiseumAmes, Iowa ABC W 71–65 OT 19–4 (6–2)
Mon, Feb 11 8 p.m. #3 Kansas* #11 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN W 72–69 16755 20–4 (7–2)
Sat, Feb 16 5 p.m. @ Baylor* #11 Ferrell CenterWaco, Texas ESPN W 82–77 21–4 (8–2)
Mon, Feb 18 8 p.m. #22 Texas A&M* #7 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN W 77–50 16755 22–4 (9–2)
Sat, Feb 23 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma* #7 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ABC W 62–45 16056 23–4 (10–2)
Mon, Feb 25 8 p.m. @ Kansas State* #5 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, Kansas ESPN W 74–65 24–4 (11–2)
Sat, Mar 1 3 p.m. @ Texas Tech* #5 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, Texas CBS L 80–83 24–5 (11–3)
Tue, Mar 4 6:30 p.m. Nebraska* #9 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW (Texas) W 70–66 14565 25–5 (12–3)
Sun, Mar 9 3 p.m. Oklahoma State* #9 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN W 62–57 16505 26–5 (13–3)
2008 Big 12 Conference Tournament — No. 1 Seed
Fri, Mar 14 11:30 a.m. vs. (9) Oklahoma State* #6 Sprint CenterKansas City, Missouri
(Big 12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals)
ESPN Plus/
ESPNU
W 66–59 27–5
Sat, Mar 15 1 p.m. vs. (4) Oklahoma* #6 Sprint Center • Kansas City, Missouri
(Big 12 Conference Tournament Semifinals)
ESPN Plus/
ESPN2
W 77–49 28–5
Sun, Mar 16 2 p.m. vs. (2) #5 Kansas* #6 Sprint Center • Kansas City, Missouri ESPN L 74–84 28–6
2008 NCAA Tournament — No. 2 Seed
Fri, Mar 21 2 p.m. vs. (15) Austin Peay #7 Alltel ArenaLittle Rock, Arkansas
(NCAA Tournament First Round)
CBS W 74–54 29–6
Sun, Mar 23 1:15 p.m. vs. (7) Miami (FL) #7 Alltel Arena • Little Rock, Arkansas
(NCAA Tournament Second Round)
CBS W 75–72 30–6
Fri, Mar 28 6:27 p.m. vs. (3) #10 Stanford #7 Reliant Stadium • Houston, Texas
(NCAA Tournament Houston Regional Semifinal)
CBS W 82–62 31–6
Sun, Mar 30 1:20 p.m. vs. (1) #2 Memphis #7 Reliant Stadium • Houston, Texas
(NCAA Tournament Houston Regional Final)
CBS L 67–85 31–7
*Big 12 Conference Game. All times in Central Standard Time. #Rank according to Associated Press (AP) Poll. OT indicates overtime.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014–15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). Texas Athletics. pp. 80–95. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2007–08 Men's Basketball Roster". TexasSports.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.