If Texas can get through a tough weekend unscathed, it would set up an historic duel in the desert against top-ranked Arizona, December 15. Fox Sports Net is set to televise the 3:30 p.m. (CST) matchup.
Before Texas goes west, however, the Horns head east this weekend for the BB&T Classic at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. If Rick Barnes bunch gets past George Washington at 12 p.m. (CST) Saturday, Texas could face No. 9 Maryland in the Tournament final, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (Raycom Sports is televising the event.) The Terrapins face Notre Dame in front of what should be partisan crowd for the defending national champions.
The next couple of weekends will certainly test the Horns' lofty status before Texas returns home December 19 for a four-game tune-up preceding conference play.
"All of our games have been tough up to this point but for different reasons," Barnes said. "Were excited about going up to D.C. because we know well get a weekend test in a lot of different ways with the different style each team plays. We know we have to be on top of what were doing and improve on our last time out."
Barnes said during the preseason that his squad can go 10-deep and, so far, the numbers prove it. Nine Longhorns are averaging at least 11.5 minutes per game through the team's first four contests.