Texas will face Nevada in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16. Find the game time, location, television information below.
The Longhorns made the tournament as a No. 10 seed thanks to a couple of high-quality wins during Big 12 play. Now they’ll get a chance to make a run with star center Mo Bamba back healthy after being sidelined by a toe injury.
The Wolf Pack (27-7, 15-3 Mountain West) won the Mountain West regular-season title, but lost to San Diego State in the semifinals of the conference tournament. This is their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.
Texas-Nevada: Game time, details
No. 10 seed Texas will play No. 7 seed Nevada at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
What TV channel is Texas vs. Nevada on?
The game between the Longhorns and the Wolf Pack will be on TBS. Andrew Catalon will work as the play-by-play announcer. Steve Lappas will be the analyst, and Jamie Erdahl will be the sideline reporter.
How can I watch Texas vs. Nevada online?
You can watch Texas face Nevada online with NCAA March Madness Live.
How can I listen to Texas vs. Nevada on the radio?
Fans in Austin will be able to hear the game on FM 104.9 KTXX, the flagship station for Longhorns basketball. For a full list of Texas men’s basketball radio affiliates, go here.
Texas-Nevada: Preview, keys to the game
Bamba’s health will be extremely important for the Longhorns’ chances in this matchup. They will need his size and his ability to protect the rim against junior Nevada guard Jordan Caroline, who is second in scoring for the Wolf Pack at 17.9 points per game.
Caroline isn’t a great 3-point shooter, but he will try to attack the rim and create shots close to the basket. But if Bamba can affect those shots around the rim, it will create a major problem for the Wolf Pack on the offensive end of the floor.
The Longhorns rank No. 10 in the country in adjusted defense, according to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings. Nevada is No. 10 in adjusted offense. It’s a matchup of strength vs. strength, and whichever team is able to win that matchup will have an excellent chance to advance.
Texas is 4-3 in its last seven games, but have two wins over tournament teams (at Oklahoma, vs. West Virginia) in that time frame. Nevada is 7-2 in its last nine games. ESPN BPI gives the Longhorns a 49.8 percent chance of winning.
If Texas beats Nevada, it will move on to the second round and play the winner of No. 2 Cincinnati vs. No. 15 Georgia State.
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