7. 1993-94 Texas
1993-94: 26-8 (NCAA Second Round)
Tom Penders turned a slow, boring and mostly bad team from predecessor Bob Weltlich into an instant fast-paced success when he took over at Texas in 1988. Four years after getting people in Texas to care about basketball, Penders had his first down year with the Longhorns in 1992-93, going 11-17 and just 4-10 in the Southwest Conference. One reason for the struggles that season, guard B.J. Tyler was limited to just 13 games.
The next season Tyler was back after a short stint in the John Lucas Center rehab clinic, and it was clear how much better Texas was with the speedy point guard on the floor. Tyler would go on to post per game averages of 22.8 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 steals. The Longhorns returned to their previous level under Penders, winning the SWC regular season and conference tournament. Since 1992-93 Texas has only missed the NCAA Tournament once.