Texas guard Kerwin Roach II (12) runs onto the court during player introductions before a NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Longhorns headed to Las Vegas Invitational with Michigan State, North Carolina, UCLA

Posted April 5th, 2018


The Texas men’s team will be spending Thanksgiving this year in Las Vegas.

Texas, North Carolina, Michigan State and UCLA will participate in the Las Vegas Invitational on Nov. 22-23, according to a report from ESPN. The games will be held at Orleans Arena.

A UT spokesman said Thursday the first opponent at the event has not been determined.


Texas has a 4-5 all-time series record against Michigan State and 3-3 mark against UCLA. The Longhorns have had considerable success against the Tar Heels over the years, including a 84-82 home victory in the 2015-16 fueled by Javan Felix’s game-winner at the buzzer.

The full schedule will not be released for months. However, the Longhorns are scheduled to play Arkansas at Fort Bliss in El Paso on Nov. 9 in the season opener.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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