College basketball is almost here.
Texas announced Wednesday that it will host the Texas Tip-Off at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 inside Gregory Gym. Admission to the intrasquad scrimmage is free, but tickets must be claimed in advance via the athletic department website.
The event will give fans a first glimpse at the 2016-17 Longhorns, including a first chance to see ballyhooed recruit Jarrett Allen and the rest of coach Shaka Smart’s top-five recruiting class in uniform.
Tickets will open to the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 30, and seating will be general admission for the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with contests, prizes and entertainment provided for early arrivals. Raising Cane’s will also provide free food for UT students on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information on the event, click here.
Texas is coming off a 20-13 season which ended in the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns are expected to compete for the postseason again, with some outlets placing expectations even higher for 2016-17.
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