Preview: Texas vs. Lipscomb

Posted November 17th, 2017


Texas vs. Lipscomb

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540)


TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn FM

About the series: These two teams have met only once. The Longhorns won 106-61 on Dec. 16, 2014, in Austin. Freshman Myles Turner had 26 points while Jon Holmes added 17 more. It was such a blowout, then-coach Rick Barnes had five walk-ons in the game with 4 minutes left.

TEXAS (2-0)

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

2, G, Matt Coleman, Fr., 6-2, 7.0, 5.0*

1, G, Andrew Jones, Soph., 6-4, 15.0, 4.0

12, G, Kerwin Roach Jr., Jr., 6-4, 11.0, 3.0*

21, F, Dylan Osetkowski, Jr., 6-9, 15.0, 12.0

4, C, Mo Bamba, Fr., 6-11, 15.0, 8.0

*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: Bamba missed Tuesday’s game against New Hampshire with a concussion. There was no late-week update about his status, but Texas coach Shaka Smart was hopeful Bamba would play. It’s believed that Bamba was held out more as a precaution than anything else. … Coleman has played 52 minutes in two games and has 10 assists and just one turnover. His seven assists in the season opener tied for the third-most among freshmen debuts in UT history. … The Horns have a 48-8 edge in points off turnovers in two games.


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

3, G, Michael Buckland, Soph., 6-5, 10.0, 5.3*

21, G, Kenny Cooper, Soph., 6-0, 9.0, 3.0

24, G, Garrison Mathews, Jr, 6-5, 25.7, 4.0

22, F, Eli Pepper, Jr., 6-9, 7.3, 6.3

00, F, Rob Marberry, Jr., 6-7, 15.0, 10.0

About the Bisons: Coach Casey Alexander has a veteran squad coming off a difficult loss at Alabama on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide shot almost 60 percent from the floor and made nine straight shots during one stretch. Texas will face Alabama in mid-December. … With Marberry leading the way inside, Lipscomb won the rebounding battle against Alabama, 47-40. … Matthews and Marberry were both unanimous picks on the preseason Atlantic Sun all-conference team. … Pepper has become just the fifth player in school history during the NCAA era to grab more than 500 rebounds.

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