2005–06 Texas Longhorns men's basketball team

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2005-06 Texas Longhorns men's basketball
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Big 12 Champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big 12 South
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
2005-06 record 30-7 (13-3 Big 12)
Head coach Rick Barnes
Home arena Frank Erwin Center
Seasons
« 2004-05 2006-07 »
2005–06 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Texas 13 3   .813     27 6   .818
#12 Kansas 13 3   .813     25 7   .781
#24 Oklahoma 11 5   .688     20 8   .714
Texas A&M 10 6   .625     21 8   .724
Colorado 9 7   .563     20 9   .690
Nebraska 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
Kansas State 6 10   .375     15 13   .536
Iowa State 6 10   .375     16 14   .533
Oklahoma State 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Texas Tech 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
Missouri 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Baylor 4 12   .250     4 23   .148
2006 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 6, 2006; Rankings from AP Poll

Roster[edit]

# Position Height Weight Year Home Town
A.J. Abrams 5 Guard 5–10 155 Freshman Austin, Texas
LaMarcus Aldridge 23 Forward 6–10 237 Sophomore Seagoville, Texas
Connor Atchley 32 Center 6–9 225 Freshman Clear Lake (Houston), Texas
Bradley Buckman 2 Forward 6-8 235 Senior Austin, Texas
Dion Dowell 3 Forward 6–6 205 Sophomore Texas City, Texas
Daniel Gibson 1 Guard 6–2 190 Sophomore Houston, Texas
J.D. Lewis 4 Guard 6–1 180 Sophomore Amarillo, Texas
Kenton Paulino 12 Guard 6–1 185 Senior Pittsfield, Maine
P.J. Tucker 2 Forward 6–5 225 Junior Raleigh, North Carolina
Mike Williams 40 Forward 6–7 230 Sophomore Camden, Alabama
Craig Winder 30 Guard 6–2 190 Junior Salisbury, Maryland

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
A.J. Abrams
SG
Austin, Texas McNeil HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 145 lb (66 kg) Aug 4, 2003 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
J.D. Lewis
SG
Midland, Texas Midland HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Apr 18, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Craig Winder
SG
North East, Maryland Cecil HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 11, 2005 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR
  • 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.

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Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Home
Attendance
Result Record
Exhibition Games
Wed, Nov 2 7 p.m. St. Mary's #2 Frank Erwin CenterAustin, Texas W 113–49 (1–0 exhib.)
Wed, Nov 9 7 p.m. Lenoir-Rhyne #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas W 97–36 (2–0 exhib.)
Regular Season
Tue, Nov 15 7:30 p.m. Southern #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas
(Guardians Classic First Round)
10483 W 89–56 1–0
Wed, Nov 16 7:30 p.m. Samford #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas
(Guardians Classic Second Round)
ESPNU 9510 W 77–33 2–0
Mon, Nov 21 6 p.m. vs. #13 West Virginia #2 Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, Missouri
(Guardians Classic Semifinals)
ESPN2 W 76–75 3–0
Tue, Nov 22 9 p.m. vs. #18 Iowa #2 Municipal Auditorium • Kansas City, Missouri
(Guardians Classic Championship Game)
ESPN2 W 68–59 4–0
Sat, Nov 26 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
11411 W 90–55 5–0
Tue, Nov 29 7 p.m. Texas-Pan American #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
9340 W 82–54 6–0
Sat, Dec 3 5 p.m. Texas-Arlington #2 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
10502 W 93–55 7–0
Mon, Dec 5 7 p.m. @ Rice #2 Toyota CenterHouston, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
W 85–58 8–0
Sat, Dec 10 12:30 p.m. vs. #1 Duke #2 Continental Airlines ArenaEast Rutherford, New Jersey CBS L 66–97 8–1
Sat, Dec 17 1 p.m. Tennessee #6 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN 13682 L 78–95 8–2
Thu, Dec 22 7 p.m. Texas State #15 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
12373 W 85–49 9–2
Fri, Dec 30 7 p.m. Prairie View A&M #15 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
10900 W 110–38 10–2
Mon, Jan 2 1:30 p.m. @ #4 Memphis #15 FedEx ForumMemphis, Tennessee ESPN W 69–58 11–2
Sat, Jan 7 3 p.m. Colorado* #15 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN Plus 14168 W 89–64 12–2
(1–0 Big 12)
Mon, Jan 9 8 p.m. @ Iowa State* #8 Hilton ColiseumAmes, Iowa ESPN W 78–58 13–2 (2–0)
Sat, Jan 14 noon #3 Villanova #8 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas CBS 16755 W 58–55 14–2
Tue, Jan 17 8 p.m. Texas Tech* #5 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN Plus 16312 W 80–46 15–2 (3–0)
Sat, Jan 21 3 p.m. @ Baylor* #5 Ferrell CenterWaco, Texas ESPN Plus W 66–47 16–2 (4–0)
Mon, Jan 23 7:05 p.m. Oklahoma State* #5 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN 14053 W 80–46 17–2 (5–0)
Sat, Jan 28 8 p.m. @ #24 Oklahoma* #4 Lloyd Noble CenterNorman, Oklahoma ESPN2 L 72–82 17–3 (5–1)
Wed, Feb 1 8:05 p.m. @ Missouri* #7 Mizzou ArenaColumbia, Missouri ESPN2 W 66–53 18–3 (6–1)
Sat, Feb 4 1 p.m. Texas A&M* #7 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN 16205 W 83–70 19–3 (7–1)
Mon, Feb 6 8 p.m. @ Texas Tech* #6 United Spirit ArenaLubbock, Texas ESPN2 W 65–44 20–3 (8–1)
Sat, Feb 11 3 p.m. Nebraska* #6 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN 13311 W 78–59 21–3 (9–1)
Tue, Feb 14 7 p.m. Baylor* #6 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas FSNSW
(Texas)
10269 W 90–63 22–3 (10–1)
Sun, Feb 19 12:30 p.m. @ Oklahoma State* #6 Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, Oklahoma ABC L 60–81 22–4 (10–2)
Wed, Feb 22 7 p.m. @ Kansas State* #7 Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, Kansas ESPN2 W 65–64 23–4 (11–2)
Sat, Feb 25 8 p.m. #16 Kansas* #7 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas ESPN 16755 W 80–55 24–4 (12–2)
Wed, Mar 1 7 p.m. @ Texas A&M* #6 Reed ArenaCollege Station, Texas ESPN2 L 43–46 24–5 (12–3)
Sun, Mar 5 3 p.m. #19 Oklahoma* #6 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas CBS 15386 W 72–48 25–5 (13–3)
2006 Big 12 Conference Tournament — No. 1 Seed
Fri, Mar 10 11:30 a.m. vs. (8) Texas Tech* #8 American Airlines CenterDallas, Texas
(Big 12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals)
ESPNU/
ESPN Plus
W 77–70 26–5
Sat, Mar 11 1 p.m. vs. (4) Texas A&M* #8 American Airlines Center • Dallas, Texas
(Big 12 Conference Tournament Semifinals)
ESPN2/
ESPN Plus
W 74–70 27–5
Sun, Mar 12 2 p.m. vs. (2) #17 Kansas* #8 American Airlines Center • Dallas, Texas
(Big 12 Conference Tournament Finals)
ESPN L 68–80 27–6
2006 NCAA Tournament — No. 2 Seed
Fri, Mar 17 8:50 p.m. vs. (15) Pennsylvania #9 American Airlines Center • Dallas, Texas
(NCAA Tournament First Round)
CBS W 60–52 28–6
Sun, Mar 19 3:45 p.m. vs. (10) North Carolina State #9 American Airlines Center • Dallas, Texas
(NCAA Tournament Second Round)
CBS W 75–54 29–6
Thu, Mar 23 8:40 p.m. vs. (6) #22 West Virginia #9 Georgia DomeAtlanta, Georgia
(NCAA Tournament Atlanta Regional Semifinal)
CBS W 74–71 30–6
Sat, Mar 25 3:40 p.m. vs. (4) #19 Louisiana State #9 Georgia Dome • Atlanta, Georgia
(NCAA Tournament Atlanta Regional Final)
CBS L 60–70 OT 30–7
*Big 12 Conference Game. All times in Central Standard Time. #Rank according to Associated Press (AP) Poll. OT indicates overtime.

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