Texas Basketball Announces 2006-07 Schedule

The Longhorns will face at least eight teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season (Arkansas, Gonzaga, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Villanova) and make at least 16 appearances on national television during the regular season.

The Longhorns begin the 2006-07 season with an appearance in the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. UT will serve as one of four host sites for first and second-round play in the 16-team tournament, playing Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10 at the Frank Erwin Center. The other host schools for first and second-round contests are Maryland, Michigan State and St. John's. The four winning teams from each host site will advance to the tournament's semifinals and championship round, set for Nov. 16-17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

UT returns to Austin for a two-game homestand with contests against Nicholls State (Nov. 21) and Texas Southern (Nov. 28). Texas will then head to Phoenix¹s U.S. Airways Center for a neutral-site matchup against Gonzaga as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge doubleheader (Dec. 2), before visiting Houston's Toyota Center for a neutral-site game against LSU (Dec. 10) in a rematch of last season's Elite Eight overtime contest.

Texas hosts Texas State (Dec. 16) before welcoming long-time SWC foe Arkansas to the Erwin Center on Wednesday, Dec. 20. This will mark the first meeting between the Horns and Razorbacks since March 9, 1991 when Arkansas beat Texas in the SWC Tournament championship game. The Longhorns then travel to face Tennessee (Dec. 23), its third Southeastern Conference opponent during the month of December, before returning to Austin for non-league games against Centenary (Dec. 28) and Texas-Arlington (Jan. 2).

The Longhorns open Big 12 Conference play on Jan. 6 at Colorado. UT will step out of league play for a game against Villanova in Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on Saturday, Jan. 20.

During Big 12 competition, the Longhorns will face South Division foes Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas Tech twice and will play each member of the North Division once. North Division foes set to visit Austin are: Missouri (Jan. 10), Kansas State (Feb. 3) and Iowa State (Feb. 10).

2006-07 University of Texas Basketball Schedule (as of Aug. 4, 2006; all dates and times subject to change)

Mon. Nov. 6 Xavier [La.] 7 pm

Nov. 9-10 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Austin Regional (Frank Erwin Center; Austin, Texas)
Thurs. Nov. 9 Texas vs. Alcorn State 8:30 pm ESPNU
Fri. Nov. 10 Consolation game 5:30 pm ESPNU
Championship game 8 pm ESPNU

Nov. 16-17 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Semifinals & Finals (Madison Square Garden; New York, N.Y.)
Thurs. Nov. 16 Semifinal Round 6/8:30 pm ESPN2
Fri. Nov. 17 Consolation & Championship 6/8:30 pm ESPN2

Tues. Nov. 21 Nicholls State 7 pm tba
Tues. Nov. 28 Texas Southern 7 pm tba

Sat. Dec. 2 Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge (U.S. Airways Center; Phoenix, Ariz.)
Texas vs. Gonzaga 2 pm ESPN
Arizona vs. Illinois 4:30 pm ESPN

Regular season:

Sun. Dec. 10 vs. LSU (in Houston) 7 pm ESPN
Sat. Dec. 16 Texas State tba tba
Wed. Dec. 20 Arkansas 8 pm ESPN2
Sat. Dec. 23 at Tennessee 11 am ESPN
Thurs. Dec. 28 Centenary 7 pm tba
Tues. Jan. 2 Texas-Arlington 7 pm tba
Sat. Jan. 6 at Colorado* 3 pm ESPN Plus
Wed. Jan. 10 Missouri* tba tba
Sat. Jan. 13 Oklahoma* 2:30 pm ABC
Tues. Jan. 16 at Oklahoma State 8 pm ESPN2
Sat. Jan. 20 at Villanova 1 pm CBS
Wed. Jan. 24 at Nebraska* tba
Sat. Jan. 27 Baylor* tba ESPN2
Wed. Jan. 31 at Texas Tech* 8 pm ESPN2
Sat. Feb. 3 Kansas State* 2:30 pm ABC
Mon. Feb. 5 at Texas A&M* 8 pm ESPN
Sat. Feb. 10 Iowa State* 12:30 pm ESPN Plus
Mon. Feb. 12 Oklahoma State* 8 pm ESPN
Sat. Feb. 17 at Baylor* tba tba
Tues. Feb. 20 Texas Tech* 8 pm ESPN Plus
Sat. Feb. 24 at Oklahoma* 3 pm ESPN Plus
Wed. Feb. 28 Texas A&M* 8 pm ESPN2
Sat. Mar. 3 at Kansas* 11 am CBS

Post Season:

Mar. 8-11 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship (Ford Center; Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Thurs. Mar. 8 First-Round Games ESPN Plus/ESPNU
Fri. Mar. 9 Quarterfinals ESPN Plus/ESPNU
Sat. Mar. 10 Semifinals 1/3:20 pm ESPN2/ESPN Plus
Sun. Mar. 11 Championship Game 2 pm ESPN

Mar. 15-18 NCAA First & Second Rounds CBS
Mar. 22-25 NCAA Regionals CBS
Mar.-Apr. 31-2 NCAA Final Four (Georgia Dome; Atlanta, Ga.) CBS


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