No. 15 Texas Longhorns play host to the Wyoming Cowboys

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The No. 15 ranked Texas Longhorns are back on the court today after five days off following the Empire Classic.

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Texas (4-1) will take on Wyoming (4-1) in a first meeting between the two programs since 1949.

The Longhorns lost to No. 5 UConn 81-71 the last time on the court, a day after beating Louisville 81-80 on a Max Abmas buzzer beater.

Rodney Terry and staff return three full time starters, and five players all told from last season’s Elite Eight team. The Longhorns will have returning starters Tyrese Hunter and Dillon Mitchell in the starting lineup tonight, while senior power forward Dylan Disu continues to rehab a foot injury after surgery.

The Longhorns also welcome seven new scholarship players to the program, led by scoring machine Max Abmas, sharp shooter Ithiel Horton and center Kadin Shedrick.

This year’s Texas team has plenty of big game and NCAA Tournament experience. Terry’s squad has five players that have been a part of an Elite Eight team, six players that have appeared in a Sweet 16 game, and seven players that have played in the NCAA Tournament.

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How to Watch

When: Monday, November 26th

Time: 2 p.m. Central


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The Rodney Terry File

Rodney Terry enters Sunday with a career record of 189-165. He has been a head coach at the Division I level for eleven years.

Terry built the Fresno State program up in his time in California. The Bulldogs won 20 or more games in four of Terry’s last five seasons. That included three times in post season play.

Terry led Texas to a 22-8 record, second place Big 12 regular season, Big 12 Tournament Championship and Elite Eight in 2022-23. He sports a 3-2 record in the NCAA Tournament.

The Jeff Linder File

Linder is in his 8th season as the head coach at the Division I level, including his fourth at Wyoming. He has a career record of 132-93, including 52-43 at Wyoming.

Linder took the Cowboys to the NCAA Tournament in 2021-22 after a 25 win season. Wyoming lost to Indiana 66-58 in a First Four game.

Wyoming Cowboys starters

G Sam Griffin, 6-3, senior (20.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals)
G Akuel Kot, 6-2, senior (15.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals)
G Brendan Wenzel, 6-7, senior(8.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists)
PF Cam Manyawu, 6-9, freshman (10.0 points, 7.8 rebounds)
PF Caden Powell, 6-10, sophomore (9.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks)

Key reserves

G Kobe Newton, 6-2, junior (6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds)
C Oleg Kojenets, 7-0, sophomore (6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks)
G Kael Combs, 6-4, freshman (2.0 points)

Texas Longhorns projected starters

PG Tyrese Hunter, 6-1, junior (12.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists)
CG Max Abmas, 6-0, super senior (13.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists)
Dillon Mitchell, 6-8, sophomore (11.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists)
Brock Cunningham, 6-6, super duper senior (7.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.0 steals) 
PF/C Kadin Shedrick, 6-10, senior (14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 blocks)

The reserves 

SG Ithiel Horton, 6-4, super duper senior (13.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists)
SG Chendall Weaver, 6-3, sophomore (3.4 points, 2.0 rebounds)
PF Ze’rik Onyema, 6-8, senior (6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks)
PF Alex Anamekwe, 6-5.5, freshman (0.7 points, 0.3 rebounds)
SF Devon Pryor, 6-7, freshman (1.3 rebounds)
CG Chris Johnson, 6-4, freshman (1.8 points)
*PF Dylan Disu, 6-9, senior – injured

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