Preview: Texas at Virginia Commonwealth

Posted December 4th, 2017


Texas at Virginia Commonwealth

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Siegel Center (capacity 7,500)


TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn

About the series: The all-time series is tied 1-1. The Longhorns won 105-94 in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 30, 1992 in a wild game. The Rams returned the favor the following season by winning 66-60 in Austin.

TEXAS (5-2)

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

2, G, Matt Coleman, Fr., 6-2, 8.3, 4.0*

1, G, Andrew Jones, Soph., 6-4, 14.7, 3.1

12, G, Kerwin Roach Jr., Jr., 6-4, 11.7, 3.4

21, F, Dylan Osetkowski, Jr., 6-9, 13.6, 8.0

4, C, Mo Bamba, Fr., 6-11, 10.3, 9.7

About the Longhorns: Allen Fieldhouse is a tough environment. But Kansas’ home court is nothing compared to the Siegel Center, a place with a low ceiling and lots of noise. The Horns were 0-11 in true road games last season. VCU is currently riding a streak of 104 straight sellouts. … This is also a homecoming of sorts for Matt Coleman, who is from Norfolk, Va. UT’s starting point guard has a staggering 28:5 assist-to-turnover ratio. … Texas is coming off an 82-58 win over Florida A&M where the Horns felt they didn’t play their best. That’s despite the team shooting 75 percent in the second half but went 4 for 19 from 3-point range overall.

VCU (5-3)

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

10, G, Jonathan Williams, Sr., 6-1, 12.4, 6.6*

00, G/F, De’Riante Jenkins, Soph, 6-5, 14.3, 4.5

4, F, Justin Tillman, Sr., 6-8, 15.5, 7.4

13, G, Malik Crowfield, Soph., 6-4, 8.2, 1.7

21, G, Khris Lane, Sr., 6-7, 10.6, 4.6

About the Rams: Coach Mike Rhoades’ club was picked fourth in the preseason Atlantic 10 poll. VCU has already lost to Virginia and Michigan but beat California. … VCU is coming off a sizzling 82-75 win over Old Dominion on Saturday, a game that marked the school’s 104th consecutive sellout. Justin Tillman poured in a career-high 28 points, including 21 in the second half. He was 10 for 13 overall and 4 for 5 from 3-point range. … Rhoades is fully aware of the Horns. He was the head coach at Rice the last three seasons, compiling a 47-52 record before going back to VCU. He was Shaka Smart’s assistant for five seasons.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email

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