Time: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Erwin Center (16,540 capacity)
TV/Radio: LHN/104.9 FM The Horn
Series history: This is the second time these schools have met in school history. Texas won 90-55 on Nov. 26, 2005.
|No. 21 TEXAS (1-0 overall)|
|10||G||Eric Davis Jr.||Soph.||6-3||195||16.0||6.0|
|Coach: Shaka Smart (21-13, 2nd season at Texas; 184-69, 8th season overall)|
About the Longhorns: Texas captured its 15th consecutive home-opening win with a 78-73 victory over Incarnate Word last Friday. But the Cardinals made it interesting, taking a one-point lead with 2:33 remaining. Still, it was a solid debut for UT’s freshmen big men Jarrett Allen and James Banks. Allen, the St. Michael’s product, had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Banks had nine rebounds and five blocks. … Freshman Jacob Young was 4 for 7 shooting and had 10 points in his debut. … The coaching staff has confidence in walk-on Ryan McClurg, a senior who’s seen it all. The 6-6 forward may come in handy as a possible fourth interior player this season.
|LOUISIANA MONROE (1-0 overall)|
|Coach: Keith Richard (69-118, 7th season at Louisiana Monroe; 219-235, 16th season overall)|
About the Warhawks: Don’t expect ULM to be intimidated. This is a program with a 28-4 home record the last two seasons, including a perfect 13-0 mark last season. ULM started this year’s campaign with a 96-63 demolition of Centenary. Jordon Harris came off the bench to score a team-high 23 points, and three others finished in double figures. … Nick Coppola is just the fifth player in school history with 100 career starts in 100 games. He had 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the opener. … The Warhawks have three players from Australia on the roster — Sam Alabakis, Sam McDaniel and Kiir Deng. … ULM was picked to finish eighth in the Sun Belt.
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