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Texas reportedly adds UAB to 2019-20 non-conference schedule

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The Longhorns will welcome the Blazers for the first time since the 2016-17 season.

UAB v Texas Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images

Another piece of the Texas Longhorns 2019-20 schedule is now in place.

For the second time since Shaka Smart’s second season on the Forty Acres, Texas will welcome UAB during the non-conference portion of its schedule, According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

The Longhorns last met the Blazers on Dec. 21, 2016 when Texas overwhelmed UAB en route to a comfortable 96-60 win.

The reported addition to Texas schedule will occupy yet another slot on the non-conference slate. Prior to this point, Texas was set for a Dec. 8 showdown with Texas A&M, and the Longhorns are scheduled to meet Providence on Dec. 21 as part of the Big 12/Big East Challenge. Texas will also take part in the 2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

The Longhorns and Blazers will each be aiming to build upon respective 20-win campaigns.

Last season, UAB’s season ended with a first round exit in the College Basketball Invitation, bringing the Blazers to 20-15 on the season. The Longhorns missed the NCAA Tournament, as well, but made the most of their postseason experience, stringing together five straight wins to take home the NIT title. When it was all said and done, Texas’ 21-16 record marked the winningest season of the Shaka Smart era in Austin.