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 Texas State (3-4) at #6 Texas (7-1)

Frank Erwin Center (16.755)

Austin, TX

Tip Time 12 pm

TV: Fox Sports Southwest (in Texas) & ESPN Game Plan  

TexasSports.com Preview

 

Due to work, I won't be around for this one. Post game thoughts on Sunday.

A few things to look for:

1) Connor Atchley--this game is an opportunity for Connor to be more involved in the offense, to dominate the glass against an inferior opponent, and regain some lost confidence.

2) Clint Chapman--his emergence is now even more important with the loss of Alexis Wangmene for the year.

3) Sink Free Throws--this game shouldn't be close but 58% as a team is unacceptable and must improve to win the Big XII and in March.

4) Be efficient on offense--Texas State is one of the worst defensive teams in the country having given up over 100 points in two losses. However, they have also scored over 100 points in two of their three wins. For this game to be close, Texas State must force a quick tempo and create Longhorn turnovers. For Texas to win easily, the 'Horns need to play in control, take advantage of fast-break opportunities, and, most importantly, take quality shots.