Sam Houston @ No. 8 Texas
Current Records: Sam Houston 2-4; Texas 4-1
What to Know
The #8 Texas Longhorns’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Sam Houston Bearkats at 8:30 p.m. ET Nov. 29 at Gregory Gym. The Longhorns are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
Texas has more to be thankful for after their contest against the California Baptist Lancers last week. Texas took their matchup against California Baptist by a conclusive 68-44 score. Texas relied on the efforts of forward Timmy Allen, who had 15 points along with eight rebounds, and guard Andrew Jones, who had 15 points and five assists.
As for Sam Houston, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They came up short against the SMU Mustangs last Wednesday, falling 75-66. Guard Jaden Ray had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only eight points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 29 minutes on the court.
The Longhorns are the favorite in this one, with an expected 22-point margin of victory. They have been good against the spread at home while the Bearkats have been good against the spread on the road, so something will have to give.
Texas’ victory brought them up to 4-1 while Sam Houston ‘s defeat pulled them down to 2-4. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Texas ranks 15th in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 10.4 on average. But Sam Houston comes into the game boasting the 22nd fewest steals given up per game in college basketball at 4.7. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.
How To Watch
When: Monday at 8:30 p.m. ETWhere: Gregory Gym — Austin, TexasTV: Longhorn NetworkFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $6.00
The Longhorns are a big 22-point favorite against the Bearkats, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 22-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Texas won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
Dec 16, 2020 – Texas 79 vs. Sam Houston 63