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This weekend, the Texas Longhorns (9-0, 0-0) will participate in the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  The Classic is celebrating its 20th year, and Texas will make its 9th appearance in the tournament which will feature nine SEC vs. Big 12 games starting on Friday, February 28th and ending on Sunday, March 1st.

Texas will face #11 LSU (6-3, 0-0) at 7:00 PM on Friday and will play #6 Arkansas (7-0, 0-0) on Saturday.  The Longhorns will cap the weekend with a 3:00 PM matinee against the Missouri Tigers (4-4, 0-0).  Baylor and Oklahoma round out the remaining teams participating.

All games will be televised on AT&T Sportsnet and can be live-streamed HERE.

PITCHING MATCHUPS

FRIDAY: Probable pitchers for Texas vs. LSU
Texas Jr. RHP Bryce Elder (2-0, 1.38) vs. LSU So. RHP Cole Henry (1-1, 1.00)

SATURDAY:  Probable pitchers for Texas vs. Arkansas
Texas So. RHP Ty Madden (2-0, 0.60) vs. Arkansas So. LHP Patrick Wicklander (2-0, 0.00)

SUNDAY: Probable pitchers for Texas vs. Missouri
Texas So. RHP Coy Cobb (0-0, 2.89) vs. Missouri TBA

The Longhorns lead LSU all-time in head to head matchups (27-12-1) and lead Arkansas 75-37. The Longhorns hold a 34-28 all-time advantage over the Missouri Tigers.

HEAD COACHES
Baylor – Steve Rodriguez
LSU – Paul Mainieri
Oklahoma – Skip Johnson
Texas – David Pierce
Missouri – Steve Bieser
Arkansas – Dave Van Horn

We have coverage from the press box at Minute Maid this weekend, so stay tuned.

FULL SCHEDULE

Date Matchup Time
Friday, February 28 Missouri vs Baylor 11:00am
Friday, February 28 Arkansas vs Oklahoma 3:00pm
Friday, February 28 Texas vs. LSU 7:00pm
Saturday, February 29 Oklahoma vs. Missouri 11:00am
Saturday, February 29 LSU vs Baylor 3:00pm
Saturday, February 29 Arkansas vs. Texas 7:00pm
Sunday, March 1 Oklahoma vs LSU 11:00am
Sunday, March 1 Missouri vs. Texas 3:00pm
Sunday, March 1 Baylor vs Arkansas 7:00pm


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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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