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Longhorns to host Xavier in NIT Second Round on Sunday

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Mar 14, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) talks with teammate Texas Longhorns forward Jericho Sims (20) during a timeout against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first half of the quarterfinals of the Big 12 conference tournament at Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

The Longhorns are back in action on Sunday as they host the Xavier Musketeers at the Frank Erwin Center in the second round of the NIT. Sunday’s matchup will mark the 5th time in history these two teams have met on the hardwood, with the last two taking place in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.  The Longhorns defeated the Musketeers 102-90 in 1990, and Xavier topped Texas 79-71 in 2004.

Texas won its first-round NIT matchup against South Dakota State on Tuesday 79-73. Senior Forward Dylan Osetkowski poured in a career-high 26 points against the Jackrabbits.

What:  TEXAS LONGHORNS (17-16, 8-10 Big 12) vs. XAVIER MUSKETEERS (19-15, 9-9 Big East)
Venue: Frank Erwin Center
Location: Austin, TX
Time: 3:00 PM CST
Television: ESPN
Last Meeting: Xavier defeated Texas 79-71 (March 26, 2004)
All-Time Series Record:  Texas and Xavier are 2-2 all-time against one another

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Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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