Texas forward Kai Jones (22) celebrates after scoring against UAB on Dec. 3, 2019 in Austin. [Angela Piazza for Statesman]

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Longhorns, Aggies tabbed to participate in the Battleground 2k20 basketball series

Posted July 1st, 2020

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This winter, both the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies will get a chance to play basketball under the Houston Rockets’ roof.

On Wednesday, Texas was among the announced participants for the Battleground 2k20 showcase. Texas will play Louisiana Tech as part of a doubleheader that Houston’s Toyota Center will host on Dec. 18. The event’s first game will feature Texas A&M and Boise State.

The times and broadcast information for the Texas A&M/Boise State and Texas/Louisiana Tech games will be released at a later date.

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Those two contests will be tied to a campaign called Athletes Against Abuse. According to a press released, that initiative “will strive to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their talent, notoriety and influence to improve the lives of those around them.”

 

Texas holds a 4-0 lead in its all-time series with Louisiana Tech. The two teams last battled in 2017.

Texas went 19-12 during the 2019-20 season, but five-star prospect Greg Brown III will soon join a veteran roster. Louisiana Tech is coming off a 22-8 campaign.

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