The Longhorns will travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina, many prognosticators' pick for the No. 1 team in the country. That game is the only one with time and television set, with the Longhorns playing UNC at 6 p.m. Dec. 21 on ESPN2. Other tip times and the complete television schedule will be announced at a later date.
That trip will come immediately after hosting Temple, and just a few games after traveling to Los Angeles to take on perennial power UCLA. The UCLA game will take place at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, as Pauley Pavilion is unavailable because of renovations.
Most of the rest of the non-conference schedule is manageable, though the Longhorns could face a challenge in the semifinal and championship rounds of the Legends Classic. Texas will start off the classic with games against Boston University and Rhode Island, with the Longhorns moving on to likely play two of North Carolina State, Oregon State and Vanderbilt in the championship rounds. Those games will be played at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
The 2011-2012 Texas Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Nov. 13 — BOSTON UNIVERSITY (Legends Classic Regional Round)
Nov. 15 — RHODE ISLAND (Legends Classic Regional Round)
Nov. 19 — Legends Classic Semifinal Game at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. (participating teams: Texas, North Carolina State, Oregon State, Vanderbilt)
Nov. 21 — Legends Classic Consolation/Championship Game at Izod Center
Nov. 26 — SAM Houston STATE
Nov. 29 — North Texas
Dec. 3 — at UCLA (Los Angeles Sports Arena; Los Angeles)
Dec. 6 — TEXAS-ARLINGTON
Dec. 10 — TEXAS STATE
Dec. 13 — NICHOLLS STATE
Dec. 17 — TEMPLE
Dec. 21 — at North Carolina
Dec. 31 — Rice