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Texas Basketball: Longhorns to Face Georgetown in 2012 Jimmy V Classic

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Texas basketball will square off with Otto Porter and Georgetown this December in the Jimmy V Classic.
Texas basketball will square off with Otto Porter and Georgetown this December in the Jimmy V Classic.

The Texas Longhorns men's basketball team will head to New York City and Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 4th to square off with the Big East's Georgetown Hoyas in the Jimmy V Classic. This will be the 'Horns first meeting with Georgetown since the 1971-72 season, a 78-70 Hoyas win. Texas last played in the Jimmy V Classic in 2008, when No. 6 Texas defeated No. 12 Villanova 67-58.

Georgetown earned a No. 3 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament after going 24-9, losing in the second round to NC State, who will also be in the Jimmy V Classic, playing aganst UConn. The Hoyas lose three starters from last year's team -- seniors Henry Sims and Jason Clark, along with early entrant Hollis Thompson -- but will return their outstanding freshman power forward Otto Porter.

The Longhorns will return three starters as well, after losing Clint Chapman/Alexis Wangmene to graduation and J'Covan Brown to the NBA Draft.