The #15 Longhorns (1-0) are back in action tonight at 7 PM at the Erwin Center as they take on UC-Davis (1-1) in the first of two Regional Round games in Austin.
The Horns are one of the four host schools for the StubHub Legends Classic. The other three are West Virginia, Tennessee, and New Mexico State. Texas will automatically join those three teams in Newark, NJ for the Championship Rounds to be played on Friday November 23rd and Saturday November 24th.
This shouldn't be much of game. UC-Davis returns four starters from a team that went just 5-23 last season and won just one game after January 18th. The Aggies opened this season by defeating La Verne 97-55 before falling to New Mexico State 75-65 on Wednesday evening. UC-Davis is led by sophomore guard Shane Hanson and junior guard Vince Oliver. Both players are averaging over 15 ppg in about 30 minutes of action.
The Horns are still without freshman Gary Johnson, who has not yet been cleared to play. Anyone who attended or watched the UT-San Antonio game saw the Horns struggle tremendously to find any post play at all. The one thing I'll be watching most closely tonight will be if Clint Chapman, Dexter Pittman, or Alexis Wangmene can establish themselves on the low blocks and also have the guards find them.
Statesman article on Clint Chapman
See you at the Drum.