Sport: Lone Star Whoops for Hoops

These days, as Texas goes, so goes basketball

Something is happening to the state of Texas and the state of basketball, once as compatible as cattlemen and sheepmen in the West. Next to "Remember the Alamo," the most threadbare sampler this side of the Pecos must be retired College Publicist Jones Ramsey's familiar line, "There're only two sports in Texas--football and spring football." Former University of Texas Basketball Coach Abe Lemons laments, "You can lay a football down in a parking lot and draw a crowd," but college jump shooters have been a rougher sell in the Lone Star State. Historically, pro basketball has been no bonanza either. One...

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