Beyond the 1965 Final Four team there has potentially never been a more lethal Shockers team than the 1981 squad. The team boasted three future NBA players in Xavier McDaniel, Cliff Levingston and Antoine Carr. McDaniel would go on to score 2152 points and set the career rebounding record at 1359 boards. That year the Shockers drew a 6 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament and plowed through Southern-BR, Iowa and Kansas before falling in the Elite Eight to the #1 seeded LSU Tigers. The iconic MTXE slogan was born during this period; the letters stood for “Mental Toughness, Extra Effort” and were stitched onto the Shockers uniforms as a sign of their dedication to the values.
These replica game shorts are from the 1981 season and are designed after the home uniforms the Shox wore during that incredible season that proudly displayed the MTXE lettering. Enjoy some footage of the Shockers greats below before you make your purchase.
IMPORTANT SIZE INFO: These throwback shorts are cut in modern basketball lengths. They are extra baggy and long. We recommend the following sizes given the cut:
Anyone 6 feet 2 inches or below = LARGE
Anyone 6'3 to 6'7 = X-LARGE
Anyone 6 feet 8 inches or above = XX-LARGE