Texas guard Kendal Yancy suffered a concussion against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and his status for Wednesday's game will be determined hours before tipoff against Texas A&M. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas vs. No. 25 Texas A&M

Longhorns, Aggies renew basketball rivalry that's lasted 222 games dating back to 1917

Posted November 24th, 2015

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

Where: Imperial Arena (capacity 3,900)

Time: 6 p.m. Wednesday

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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, 137-85. Texas won the last matchup, 70-68, in Feb. 2012.

TEXAS (1-2 overall)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.Wt.PPGRPG
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: Judging from the first two games, coach Shaka Smart said, “We’ve actually played pretty good first-shot defense, the problem has been giving up offensive rebounds.” A&M-Corpus Christi grabbed 22 offensive rebounds, compared to Texas’ 15. That leads to extra opportunities; the Islanders had 72 shots while the Horns had 57. … G Kendal Yancy’s status will be determined midday Wednesday. He suffered a concussion against A&M-CC. … Smart does not seem worried about freshman Tevin Mack’s slow start. Mack, a proven scorer in high school, is 1 for 18 shooting in two games so far.

WASHINGTON (3-1 overall)
No.Pos.PlayerClassHt.Wt.PPGRPG
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 Texas A&M: Just like the Longhorns, the Aggies expect big things from their freshman class. Tyler Davis, Admon Gilder, D.J. Hogg and Elijah Thomas are all expected to be key contributors. Davis already posted his first double-double, with 18 points and 12 rebounds against Southeastern Louisiana. … Alex Caruso and Anthony Collins are terrific at ball distribution, combining for nearly 10 assists per game. … Danuel House was named to the preseason Wooden Award watch list as one of the top 50 players in college basketball. … A&M has scored 100 points in back-to-back games for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

 

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