Students walk along Speedway in front of the Gregory Gymnasium Thursday afternoon October 8, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Texas to host men’s basketball scrimmage at Gregory Gym

Posted October 12th, 2015


Most college basketball teams have gone away from Midnight Madness. The Texas men’s basketball team is offering a new twist on the concept at an unlikely place.

The Longhorns will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at Gregory Gym beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. Admission is free. The first 2,500 fans will receive a free T-shirt, and food will be provided to the first 500 students.

Tickets must be obtained via the Internet at


“We want to create an atmosphere this season where people are fighting to get into our games,” UT coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. “We know that if we present a product on the floor that is enthusiastic and committed to one another, we’ll attract a lot of people.

“The intention behind hosting Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym is for our team and fans to spend some time around each other in a close environment,” Smart added, “so we can start building a relationship with each other that will be the start to a fun and exciting basketball season.”

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at