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Men’s Basketball

Longhorns could face Duke in PK80 tournament in Portland

Posted July 20th, 2017

Michigan is coming to the Erwin Center, and Texas coach Shaka Smart will get a decidedly unwelcome reception when he returns to VCU this upcoming men’s basketball season.

The Longhorns released the non-conference portion of the 2017-18 schedule on Thursday. The Big 12 half of the schedule will be released at a later date.

The season begins on Nov. 10 against Northwestern State, and Texas will host New Hampshire (Nov. 14) and Lipscomb (Nov. 18).

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Texas will then travel to Portland to compete in the PK80, a power-packed tournament designed to honor Nike founder Phil Knight. Texas will play Butler on Nov. 23 and then either Duke or Portland State on Nov. 24. A third game will take place on Nov. 26.

The Longhorns return home to face Florida A&M on Nov. 29. Then come back-to-back whoppers.

Texas will travel to Virginia Commonwealth on Dec. 5 as required by Smart’s contract with his former employer. Then, it’s back home as UT faces Michigan on Dec. 12 in the return matchup of the home-and-home series that began last season.

Games against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16), Tennessee State (Dec. 18) and a trip to Alabama (Dec. 22) round out the pre-Christmas schedule.

The final non-conference game will be Jan. 27 against Ole Miss at the Erwin Center the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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