How to watch Texas basketball vs. Wyoming: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images).
Tyrese Hunter, Texas basketball (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images). /

No. 15 Texas basketball (4-1, 0-0 Big 12) and head coach Rodney Terry return home to the friendly confines of the Moody Center in Austin on Nov. 26 to host the Wyoming Cowboys (4-1, 0-0 MWC) from the Mountain West Conference. This will be Texas’ first game back after the Saatva Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this week.

Terry and the Longhorns split their two games in the Empire Classic on Nov. 19 and 20. Texas defeated the Louisville Cardinals thanks to a last-second game-winning jump shot from mid-range by senior guard Max Abmas. The game-winning bucket from Abmas gave Texas the 81-80 win over Louisville on Nov. 19 in the first game in the Empire Classic.

Then, the Longhorns fell short of the defending National Champion and No. 5 ranked UConn Huskies in the final game of the Empire Classic on Nov. 20 by a score of 81-71.

Wyoming enters this matchup against Texas in Austin, having won its last two games to close out its appearance in the Myrtle Beach Invitational roughly one week ago. Wyoming defeated College of Charleston on Nov. 17 and Furman on Nov. 19 for its two wins in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Cowboys’ only loss was in the event’s first game against Saint Louis University on Nov. 16.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 19 Texas hosts Wyoming at the Moody Center in Austin on Nov. 26.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Wyoming

TV/Stream: Longhorn Network/ESPN app

Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network

Game time: 2 p.m. CT

Live stats: Sidearm Stats

Texas’ matchup against Wyoming on Nov. 26 will be broadcast live on the Longhorn Network. Lowell Galindo and Bruce Bowen will call the game on LHN.

You can see how to watch Longhorn Network and which TV/subscription packages offer the channel here.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 0-1 all-time against Wyoming in men’s basketball. The only time these two programs met on the hardwood was over 70 years ago, during the 1949-50 season. Wyoming beat Texas 44-35 in the lone meeting between these two teams in 1949.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Wyoming

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (12.2 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (13.6 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.8 APG)
  • W/F: Brock Cunningham, Senior (7.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.3 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.6 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.4 APG)
  • C: Kadin Shedrick, Junior (14.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.3 APG)

Wyoming projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Sam Griffin, Senior (20.4 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 3.2 APG)
  • G: Akuel Kot, Senior (15.4 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 3.4 APG)
  • W: Brendan Wenzel, Senior (8.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 2.6 APG)
  • F: Cam Manyawu, Freshman (10.0 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.4 APG)
  • F/C: Caden Powell, Sophomore (9.6 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.0 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Wyoming

Super senior big man Dylan Disu has reportedly (per Inside Texas/On3) been dealing with a foot injury that has kept him out of the season’s first five games for the Longhorns. Disu is expected to make his season debut for the Longhorns in the next few weeks (likely by mid-December).

Redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick has also dealt with an injury issue that has impacted Texas’ frontcourt unit early this season. Shedrick is still recovering from a shoulder injury he dealt with in the offseason. He was on a minute restriction early this season and had to miss Texas’ last game against UConn due to the nagging shoulder issue.

Texas basketball vs. Wyoming: Prediction and odds for Nov. 26

While Wyoming is arguably the best non-conference foe the Longhorns have faced at the Moody Center so far this season, Texas is still a sizable favorite in this game at home. Texas is a 15.5-point favorite over Wyoming and a favorite in the moneyline (-2000), per FanDuel.

The over/under is 146.5 points.

Wyoming is the No. 174 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 32nd in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 93 percent chance of beating Wyoming and projects the final score of this game to be 79-63 in favor of the Longhorns.

Texas is favored for a reason in this game. It has more bench depth and matchup advantages regarding skill and athleticism in the frontcourt, assuming Shedrick can go against Wyoming.

Head coach Jeff Linder and the Cowboys do have a productive offensive pairing in the starting backcourt in Griffin and Kot. They averaged over 35 points per game combined and have helped Wyoming shoot better than 49 percent from the field and 40 percent from deep this season.

Wyoming’s biggest issue in the backcourt, though, is managing turnovers. Wyoming ranks 347th in Division I in turnover percentage (19.9). And in the last three games, Wyoming has turned the ball over at least 19 times twice.

Two big keys for Texas in this game will be getting off to a better start than they did against Louisville and UConn in the Empire Classic. Texas let Louisville hang around for too long in their matchup on Nov. 19 and was down by over a dozen points against UConn in the Empire Classic final on Nov. 20.

And after shooting the lights out from the field and beyond the arc in the season’s first three games, Texas shot below 30 percent from deep and around 45.5 percent from the field in its last two outings.

Final score prediction: Texas-85, Wyoming-70

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