Dallas Colleges: 50 in 50 series

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

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The Big 12 media days continue on Tuesday in Dallas, as Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and new Texas coach Charlie Strong each take the stage. Keep this page open throughout the day's proceedings as we bring you the latest from our reporters, who will cover all 10 teams at the event.

50 in 50 rankings: No. 26 Texas

August, 22, 2012
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Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful college basketball programs of the past 50 years. A running list of the top 50 can be found here. For an explanation of the scoring system, read our intro.

26. Texas (260 points)

Positives: Made 2003 Final Four; 13 regular-season conference titles; 14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances; four consensus first-team All-Americans (six total); seven top-10 picks.

Negatives: Just four NCAA tourney trips in the first 26 seasons of study; three winning seasons in first 15 seasons of study; one conference title of any kind from 1980-91.

Fun fact: Texas has the 13th-most points since Rick Barnes became head coach in 1998.

Rank by the decade
1962-69: 16 (T-58th)
1970-79: 28 (58th)
1980-89: 7 (T-125th)
1990-99: 71 (27th)
2000-present: 138 (14th)

SportsNation

Which is Texas' best team of the past 50 years?

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    49%
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    21%
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    30%

Discuss (Total votes: 5,016)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – T.J. Ford (2001-03)
G – Travis Mays (1986-90)
F – Kevin Durant (2006-07)
F – LaMarcus Aldridge (2004-06)
C – Chris Mihm (1997-2000)

Top options off the bench
D.J. Augustin (2006-08)
LaSalle Thompson (1979-82)
Terrence Rencher (1991-95)

50 in 50 coach: Rick Barnes (1998- )

Best teams (1962-present)
2002-03 (26-7, NCAA national semifinals)
2005-06 (30-7, NCAA Elite Eight)
2007-08 (31-7, NCAA Elite Eight)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post

50 in 50 rankings: No. 31 Oklahoma (tie)

August, 22, 2012
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Editor's note: Using a point system devised by the ESPN Stats & Information department, ESPN.com is counting down the 50 most successful programs of the past 50 years. A running list of the top 50 can be found here. For an explanation of the scoring system, read our intro.

T-31. Oklahoma (232 points)

Positives: Two Final Fours; five regular-season conference titles from 1979 to '89, five first-team consensus All-Americans (seven total), four top-10 picks.

Negatives: Lost 20 points due to sanctions; just one regular-season conference title since 1989; only one NCAA tournament appearance in the first 20 seasons of study.

Fun fact: Oklahoma’s 25-year postseason streak (20 NCAA, five NIT) from 1982 to 2006 was the nation’s second-longest at the time it ended. But since losing in the Elite Eight with Blake Griffin in 2009, OU has had three straight losing seasons, its longest such streak since the 1960s (five straight).

Rank by the decade
1962-69: -20 (T-355th)
1970-79: 15 (T-84th)
1980-89: 120 (8th)
1990-99: 37 (T-57th)
2000-present: 80 (30th)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)
G – Mookie Blaylock (1987-89)
G – Hollis Price (1999-2003)
F – Blake Griffin (2007-09)
F/C – Alvan Adams (1972-75)
C – Wayman Tisdale (1982-85)

SportsNation

Which is Oklahoma's best team of the past 50 years?

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    4%
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    71%
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    25%

Discuss (Total votes: 3,917)

Top options off the bench
Stacey King (1985-89)
Garfield Heard (1968-70)
Ryan Minor (1992-96)

50 in 50 coach: Billy Tubbs

Best teams (1962-present)
1984-85 (31-6, NCAA Elite Eight)
1987-88 (35-4, NCAA runner-up)
2001-02 (31-5, NCAA national semifinals)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post.

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