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Longhorn Network to air 20 combined Texas men’s and women’s basketball games

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The first of 12 men’s basketball games tips off on Wednesday with the season opener against UTRGV.

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The 2020-21 Texas Longhorns men’s and women’s basketball seasons will feature a combined 20 games on the Longhorn Network, including 12 games for the men’s team and eight for the women’s team. Four of those games are conference contests for head coach Shaka Smart’s team.

The season starts on Wednesday with the women tipping off at 1 p.m. Central against SMU. The men then take the court at the Erwin Center at 7 p.m. Central against UTRGV.

Smart and his Longhorns enter the season ranked No. 22 nationally and are the only team in the NCAA to return 100-percent of the team’s scoring, rebounding, and minutes from last season, while adding McDonald’s All-American Greg Brown III, the Austin-area product ranked as one of the top recruits nationally.

Here’s the list of games that the Texas men’s team will play on Longhorn Network:

The women’s team enters its first season under new head coach Vic Schaefer, the two-time national coach of the year who left Mississippi State during the offseason to replace Karen Aston. The Horns are led by all-Big 12 honorees Charli Collier and Celeste Taylor.

Here’s the list of women’s games that will appear on Longhorn Network:

Lowell Galindo will handle play-to-play duties for men’s games, as well as hosting Game Plan with Shaka Smart starting in January. Alex Loeb gets the assignment of Game Plan with Vic Schaefer and play by play for women’s games, while Lance Blanks will serve as the color commentator alongside Galindo and Andrea Lloyd alongside Loeb.