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Texas vs. Tennessee: How to watch the Longhorns in the NCAA Tournament

Joe Cookby:Joe Cook03/23/24


The No. 7 seed Texas Longhorns can make the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons for the first time in 20 years with a second round win on Saturday night. The only thing standing in their way is former head coach Rick Barnes and the No. 2 seed Tennessee Volunteers.

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Texas (21-12, 9-9 Big 12)

via Sports Reference

Tennessee (25-8, 14-4 SEC)

How to Watch

When: Saturday, March 23

Time: 7 p.m. Central


Listen:, Westwood One Radio, Sirius XM 208 or 201

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Betting the game

Moneyline: Texas (+220), Colorado State (-275)

Spread: Tennessee -6.5

Over/under: 145.5 points

Game Notes

courtesy of Texas Sports

TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by CBS. Brian Anderson (pxp), Jim Jackson (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reporter) will call the action.

• RADIO: The Longhorn IMG Radio Network broadcasts every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action. Check for a listing of affiliates carrying the game. Westwood One Radio will also broadcast the game nationally, with Jason Benetti (pxp) and Casey Jacobsen (analyst) on the call.  

• SERIES: Tied, 4-4. Last meeting: Tennessee 82-71 (Jan. 28, 2023; Knoxville).


• SEARCHING FOR SWEETS, AGAIN: The Longhorns are looking to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second straight year and the 15th time in program history. A win on Saturday would send Texas to the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years for the first time since UT went to three-straight Sweet 16’s in 2002-03-04. 

• TEXAS-TENNESSEE CONNECTIONS: Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is the winningest coach in Texas program history (402-180) during his 17 years in Austin (1998-2015). Texas coach Rodney Terry served as an assistant to Barnes with the Longhorns for nine seasons (2002-11), when UT advanced to four Sweet 16’s, three Elite Eights and one Final Four.

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• DEFENSE WINS: Texas held Colorado State to 44 points on 29.3-percent FG shooting, including a 6-of-24 (.250) mark from three-point range, in Thursday’s win. This marked the second-fewest points allowed by the Longhorns in a NCAA Tournament game and fewest since 1947. 

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