The Texas Longhorns Men’s basketball season isn’t over. Yet.
The Longhorns (16-17) have accepted an invitation to participate in the CBI tournament, and will face the Houston Cougars (19-12), Wednesday at 8pm, according to Jospeh Duarte of the Houston Chronicle. If Texas won, they’d face the winner of George Mason and College of Charleston on Monday, March 25th.
Texas is 6-4 since the return of sophomore point guard, Myck Kabongo. Kabongo averages 14.4 points , five assists, and five rebounds per contest. Sharpshooter Sheldon McClellan is right behind with 13.8 ppg. Jonathan Holmes adds six boards a clip.
Houston is led by a pair of sophomores, forward TaShawn Thomas and guard Joseph Young.
Thomas, an all C-USA first team pick, goes for 17 points and nine boards a game, while Young paces Conference USA with almost 19 points per game. Thomas was also named to C-USA all-defensive team.
Young has scored at least 20 points in six straight games and ranks among C-USA leaders in free-throw percentage, 3-pointers made per game and 3-point average. He was placed on the third team All C-USA.
The old SWC foes haven’t played since 1999, when Houston defeated Texas, 71-69, in former coach and hall of famer, Clyde Drexler’s first game coaching his alma mater.