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Game Thread: Texas vs. Abilene Christian University


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The 3-seed Texas Longhorns (19-7, 11-6 Big 12) will face the #14 seed Abilene Christian Wildcats (23-4, 13-2 Southland) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday evening.  The Longhorns enter the game as winners of the Big 12 Tournament, their first in school history, and a #3 seed in the Big Dance for the fifth time in school history.

Texas finished ranked #9 in the AP Poll, the first time the program has finished in the Top 10 since 2011.

Abilene Christian won the Southland Conference Tournament for the second straight year and is appearing in their second straight NCAA Tournament.

What:  #3 Seed Texas Longhorns (19-7, 11-6 Big 12) vs. Abilene Christian Wildcats (23-4, 13-2 Southland)
When:  Saturday, March 20, 2021
Tipoff Time: 8:50 PM 
Venue:  Lucas Oil Stadium - Unity Court
Location:  Indianapolis, Indiana
Television:  truTV

Last meeting between these two teams:  N/A
All-time series record:  N/A

 

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ACU has won 12 of their last 13 games and leads the nation in turnovers.  They play really solid defense and will give Texas all they have tonight.  The Texas bigs must continue to dominate if Texas is going to win this game.  The line is 8 points.

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  • Aaron Carrara changed the title to Game Thread: Texas vs. Abilene Christian University

I thought I wouldn't live to see UT win a 12 title again. The combination of Covid, Herman, and the Eyes of Texas has me excited for UT in tourney.

 

Since the NCAA moved to a 64-team field beginning in 1985, this marks the fifth time that the Longhorns have been a No. 3 seed or better and first since 2008.

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I am amazed at the speed of this game. IMO, it’s beginning to take a toll on ACU.

Our guys are looking pretty poised right now. It may be the Coleman difference. 

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As aggressive as ACU is I'm shocked at the lack of foul calls. When Texas gets the ball in the paint and 3 ACU defenders collapse on the dribbler odds are a foul is going to be committed. That's not happening in this game.

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