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Preview: Florida A&M vs. Texas

Posted November 28th, 2017

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When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540)

TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn

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About the series: The is the first meeting between the two schools.

TEXAS (4-2)

No., Pos., Name, Class, Ht., PPG, RPG

2, G, Matt Coleman, Fr., 6-2, 9.3, 4.2*

1, G, Andrew Jones, Soph., 6-4, 14.8, 3.5

12, G, Kerwin Roach Jr., Jr., 6-4, 11.8, 3.7

21, F, Dylan Osetkowski, Jr., 6-9, 12.7, 8.0

4, C, Mo Bamba, Fr., 6-11, 10.0, 10.4

About the Longhorns: For all of the team’s sporadic shooting in Portland, Andrew Jones hit 50 percent of his shots in three games at the PK80 Invitational. He was also 7 for 17 from 3-point range. … Coach Shaka Smart said of Eric Davis Jr., “Snoop has been terrific, and the impact he’s had on our team defensively has been really, really good.” … School officials will honor the 40th anniversary of the Erwin Center’s opening on Nov. 29, 1977. Texas defeated Oklahoma 83-76 that night, and some players from that team are expected to be in attendance. Smart is 27-10 at home during his two-plus seasons with the Longhorns.

FLORIDA A&M (1-7)

No., Pos., Name, Class, Ht., PPG, RPG

2, G, Kamron Reaves, Fr., 6-1, 4.4, 2.4*

22, G, Marcus Barham, Sr., 6-5, 16.1, 3.9

5, G, Nasir Core, Soph., 6-2, 5.3, 1.9

0, F, Desmond Williams, Sr., 6-6, 12.9, 5.3

34, C, Isaiah Martin, Jr., 7-0, 10.3, 7.1

About the Rattlers: Coach Robert McCullum’s team is full of true road warriors, going practically anywhere for a check. Florida A&M has lost to UNLV, Miami and Mississippi State. Then came a 77-59 win over Albany State. A&M then lost to North Dakota State, Green Bay and Stephen F. Austin. … A&M actually held a halftime lead on Sunday against SFA. The Lumberjacks shot an astounding 69 percent in the second half. Barham went 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the loss. … Longtime Associated Press reporter Jim Vertuno, who covers Texas athletics, played football at FAMU from 1987-90 and was the school’s first All-American kicker.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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