The Texas men’s basketball team will have plenty of non-conference home games at the new Moody Center on its 2022-23 schedule, which was released on Friday.
The Longhorns are moving out of their long-time home, the Frank Erwin Center, and into a new state-of-the-art facility this season. The Moody Center has been under construction for two years and opened in the spring for concerts and other UT events.
The first official men’s basketball game will be on Monday, Nov. 7, when Texas hosts UTEP. Later that week, the Longhorns host Houston Baptist.
Then, the Longhorns host Gonzaga on Wednesday, Nov. 16, a rematch of their game up in Washington last season. The Longhorns lost that game, and the Bulldogs could be the nation’s No. 1 team when they visit Austin.
UT will participate in the multi-team Leon Black Classic, honoring the late Texas men’s basketball player who also served as head coach of the Longhorns for nine seasons from 1967-76. Black passed away at the age of 89 last year.
Texas will face Northern Arizona in a neutral site contest at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas, on Nov. 21. After that, Texas concludes the Leon Black Classic with a Nov. 26 game against UT-Rio Grande Valley at Gregory Gym, the program’s home arena before the Erwin Center.
In December, the Longhorns host Creighton in the Big 12-BIG EAST Battle on Dec. 1 and then travels to New York City to face Illinois in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 6.
On Dec. 10, Texas hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Jimmy Blacklock Classic on Dec. 12. On Dec. 18, Texas will be at the American Airlines Center in Dallas for the Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge. College Hoops Today’s Jon Rothstein reported that Texas will face Stanford.
Texas wraps up December with home games on Dec. 21 against Louisiana and Dec. 27 against Texas A&M-Commerce.
Texas will travel to Tennessee for the Big 12-SEC Challenge on Jan. 28, a rematch of last year’s game in Austin.
The 18-game Big 12 Conference schedule, including nine home games, will be announced at a later date.
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