Texas hoops more than the 'Horns
December, 11, 2007
In 1836, Sam Houston led the Texas Army to an 18-minute rout of Mexican forces at San Jacinto. That victory paved the way to Texan independence and its lone-star status, and it helped lead to Houston's immortalization with the world's largest statue of an American person. A 67-foot-tall sculpture of a cane-brandishing Houston stands near Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The ballplayers who carry his name forward on their uniforms are involved in another, more peaceful Texas Revolution. Of the 20 Division I schools in Texas, all but five have winning records, helping the state to a combined 105 victories and a .644 combined win percentage so far. Two smaller schools -- Sam Houston and Texas-Arlington -- are undefeated, just like the 9-0 Texas Longhorns of the Big 12.
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