Who: Texas (16-15, 8-10 Big 12) vs. #17 Kansas (23-8, 12-6 Big 12)
When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 PM CST
Venue: Spring Center
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Television: ESPN or ESPN2
The Line: Kansas -2.5
The six-seed Texas Longhorns open up Big 12 Tournament play against the third seed Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday evening at the Sprint Center in Kansas City Missouri. The Longhorns, currently holding a 16-15 overall record, will face a Kansas team that sits third in the Big 12 standings and boasts a 23-8 overall record. Both teams have struggled down the stretch to end the season, with Texas dropping four of its last five contests, and Kansas finishing 3-2 over their last five games.
The Longhorns have made an NCAA Tournament appearance 18 times over the last 20 years, but are just 1-7 against the Jayhawks under Shaka Smart . Texas split with Kansas in the regular season this year, with each team winning on its home court.
Projected Starters – TEXAS
Projected Starters – KANSAS
A win in the quarterfinals keeps the Longhorns in the mix for an NCAA Tournament invitation, while a loss almost certainly excludes them from the conversation on Selection Sunday.
Big 12 Tournament Bracket
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