Longhorns head to Lubbock with special purpose
Texas faces first season winless on the road in 111 years of basketball.
As if Texas’ overall record wasn’t bad enough, here’s another stomach-churner: This could be the first season in 111 years of UT basketball that the Longhorns go winless on the road.
The 1908-09 team finished 6-3, but played all of its games in Austin, so coach W.E. Metzenthin never had to worry about a long, miserable train ride home.
Marshall Hughes presided over a 61-59 win over Baylor at the Southwest Conference tournament in Houston on Dec. 27, 1957. But that UT team still finished the year 1-11 in road and neutral site games.
Bob Weltlich’s woebegone Longhorns finished the 1982-83 season on a 13-game losing streak. But Texas at least bumped off Charlotte at the Cable Car Classic in Santa Clara, Calif., on Dec. 30 and finished the season 1-12 away from home.
Shaka Smart’s team is currently 0-13 in road and