The Win Over Kansas Was Big … But How Big?

Image: Eric Gay/AP.
Image: Eric Gay/AP.

Yes, I know that Texas plays TCU tonight, but I am still riding high from the Kansas game.

Here are a few key take-aways from that game and other historical facts.

(Also Read: Texas Takes Down No. 6 Kansas, Defeats Fourth Straight Ranked Opponent)

Historically Speaking

• Texas has defeated four consecutive AP Top 25 opponents in four consecutive games for the first time in school history (No. 8 Iowa State on Jan. 18, No. 22 Kansas State on Jan. 21, at No. 24/23 Baylor on Jan. 25, No. 6 Kansas on Feb. 1).

• The Longhorns became just the second team in NCAA Division I since the 1996-97 season to record four straight wins against AP Top 25 teams in four consecutive games. Kansas accomplished the feat earlier this year, while North Carolina achieved the milestone in 1996-97.

• UT tied a school record by winning its fourth consecutive game against an AP Top 25 opponent. The Longhorns won four straight (in a five-game span) against AP Top 25 opponents during the 2010-11 season (No. 11 Texas A&M on Jan. 19, at No. 2 Kansas on Jan. 22, No. 11 Missouri on Jan. 29, at No. 16 Texas A&M on Jan. 31).

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• When UT faced No. 6 Kansas on Saturday, it marked the first time in program history that the Longhorns had played four consecutive games against AP Top 25 foes.

• This marks the first time Texas has defeated two AP Top 10 opponents at home in a season since the 2002-03 Final Four year. UT defeated No. 9 Oklahoma State (78-65) on Feb. 1, 2003. Texas also defeated No. 5 Oklahoma (67-61) on Feb. 10, 2003.

Building a Solid Resume

The Longhorns have posted a 5-2 record against AP Top 25 opponents this year. UT’s resume includes road wins against No. 14 North Carolina (86-83) and No. 24 Baylor (74-60) and home victories against No. 8 Iowa State (86-76), No. 22 Kansas State (67-64) and No. 6 Kansas (81-69).


Here is the info on tonights matchup. 



James Schleicher

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