No Texas teams in NCAA tourney, 1st time since ‘77

No Texas teams in NCAA tourney, 1st time since ‘77

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 14: Nino Williams #11 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives to the basket against Myck Kabongo #12 of the Texas Longhorns in the second half during the Quarterfinals of the Big 12 basketball tournament at Sprint Center on March 14, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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by STEPHEN HAWKINS / The Associated Press

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Posted on March 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 6:41 AM

Texas has no teams in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1977.

When the NCAA field of 68 teams was announced Sunday, there were no Longhorns, Baylor Bears, Texas A&M Aggies, Red Raiders or Owls.

And not even any Lumberjacks. Southland Conference regular-season champion Stephen F. Austin (27-4) lost its league tournament championship game and didn’t get an at-large NCAA berth.

The last time Texas teams were shut out of the NCAA tournament, it was only a 32-team field and eight years before doubling in size.

There will, however, be NCAA tournament games in the Lone Star State.

Second- and-third round games will be played in Austin this week and the NCAA South Regional final will be played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

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