The Texas Longhorns are one of four teams participating in the 2023 Empire Classic presented by Continental Tire benefitting Wounded Warrior Project at historic Madison Square Garden on November 19-20, 2023, the Gazelle Group announced on Tuesday.
Indiana, Louisville, and UConn are the other three participants with semifinal pairings, television coverage, and the on-sale date for tickets to be announced.
Texas has made six prior appearances in the Empire Classic, competing in the event in 1997, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2019. A 71-55 victory over California in 2014 won the event for Texas.
Led by head coach Rodney Terry, the Longhorns finished the 2022-23 season with an overall record of 29-9, the third-most win in school history. In the regular season, Texas finished second in the Big 12 before winning the conference tournament title. Awarded a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Horns advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008 and came up just short of the Final Four in a loss to the Hurricanes.