Texas opened the season against Washington in Shanghai, China. Now, the two teams will meet again Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas vs. Washington

Posted November 25th, 2015


What: Battle 4 Atlantis tournament (Paradise Islands, Bahamas)

Where: Imperial Arena (capacity 3,900)

Time: 6 p.m. Thursday


TV/Radio: AXS/104.9 The Horn.

In Austin, AXS-TV can be found on the following channels: AT&T U-Verse (Ch. 1106), DirecTV (Ch. 340), DISH (Ch. 167), Grande (Ch. 880), GVTC (Ch. 580), Suddenlink (Ch. 219 and Ch. 88). Time Warner doesn’t carry it.

Series history: Texas leads the all-time series, 2-1. Washington won the last matchup, 77-71, when the two teams played their season opener in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 13.

TEXAS (1-2 overall)
1GIsaiah TaylorJr.6-318514.34.3
2GDemarcus HollandSr.6-31905.04.0
10GEric DavisFr.6-218510.02.3
21FConnor LammertSr.6-102358.05.7
55CCam RidleySr.6-1029011.39.7
Coach: Shaka Smart (1-2, 1st year at Texas; 164-58, 7th year overall)

About Texas: The Longhorns shot 26 percent in the season-opening loss to the Huskies, which doesn’t sound all that good. But Texas still had a one-point lead with more than four minutes remaining and couldn’t close it out. … In two of Texas’ three games so far, officials have taken center stage. The Horns were whistled for 28 fouls in the season-opening loss to the Huskies. They picked up an eye-popping 31 fouls in Wednesday’s loss to Texas A&M. … Freshman Eric Davis had a slow start but exploded for 19 points against the Aggies. Few others could find a rhythm as eight different players picked up at least three fouls.

WASHINGTON (3-1 overall)
12GAndrew AndrewsSr.6-220019.75.3
5GDejounte MurrayFr.6-417013.78.0
0FMarquese ChrissFr.6-922518.76.0
4FMatisse ThybulleFr.6-51952.74.7
15FNoah DickersonFr.6-82358.37.3
Coach: Lorenzo Romar (273-160 in 14 seasons at Washington; 366-248, 19th season overall)

About Washington: The Huskies left China with the wind at their backs. Washington, a team picked to finish 11th in the Pac-12 this season, went home and won two games before leaving for the Bahamas. Coach Lorenzo Romar’s squad simply couldn’t handle Gonzaga’s big men Kyle Wiltjer (24 points) and Domantas Sabonis (17 points) as the pair grabbed 20 rebounds in an 80-64 win on Wednesday. …  G Andrew Andrews had 23 points in the earlier win over Texas. He consistently drew contact and hit 12 of 16 free throws. … Keep an eye on Malik Dime, who had 14 rebounds against UT. He also had 11 boards against Gonzaga.

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