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

Brock Cunningham, Texas basketball
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The final game for head coach Rodney Terry and No. 16 Texas basketball before the marquee non-conference game on the road on Dec. 6 against the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles in the Big 12/Big East Challenge is on Nov. 30. Texas hosts the Texas State Bobcats at the friendly confines of the Moody Center in Austin on the final day of November.

Texas (5-1, 0-0 Big 12) is coming off arguably its most complete and impressive home victory of the season to date on Nov. 26 against the Wyoming Cowboys. The Longhorns handily defeated Wyoming in a solid end-to-end effort at the Moody Center a few days ago by a score of 86-63.

Texas State (3-4, 0-0 Sun Belt) is trying to get back to its winning ways after head coach Terrence Johnson experienced his first losing season with the Bobcats last year. But the Bobcats have struggled recently, losing two of its last three games and three of its last five.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 16 Texas hosts Texas State at the Moody Center in Austin on Nov. 30.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Texas State

TV/Stream: Longhorn Network/ESPN app

Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network, Sirius XM 158 or 199

Game time: 8 p.m. CT

Live stats: Sidearm Stats

Lowell Galindo and Reid Gettys will call the Texas-Texas State game live on the Longhorn Network broadcast on Nov. 30. Craig Way and Eddie Oran will call the action on the live radio broadcast for the game on Longhorn IMG Radio Network.

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

Texas is 14-0 in the all-time series against Texas State. This series dates back to the 1994-95 season, and the Longhorns have faced the Bobcats at least every half-decade since.

The last time these two teams met on the hardwood resulted in a 74-53 win for No. 13 Texas during the non-conference slate in December 2020.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Texas State

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (12.2 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 4.0 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (15.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.7 APG)
  • W/F: Brock Cunningham, Senior (6.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.5 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.7 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.2 APG)
  • C: Kadin Shedrick, Junior (14.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.4 APG)

Texas State projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Kaden Gumbs, Freshman (10.7 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.1 APG)
  • G: Dylan Dawson, Senior (7.6 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.3 APG)
  • W: Josh O’Garro, Junior (9.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 0.9 APG)
  • F: Christian Turner, Junior (8.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 0.7 APG)
  • F/C: Brandon Love, Junior (11.0 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 0.6 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Texas State

The starting five should remain the same as the last game for the Longhorns against Wyoming, with redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick starting at the five. Shedrick missed Texas’ game against the No. 5 UConn Huskies in the final of the Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 20 due to a lingering shoulder injury.

Senior big man Dylan Disu is still rehabbing a foot injury as he looks to make his season debut for the Longhorns next month.

Texas basketball vs. Texas State: Prediction and odds for Nov. 30

Texas is a 19.5-point favorite against Texas State on Nov. 30, and the Longhorns are favored in the moneyline (-4000), per FanDuel. The over/under is 136.5 points.

Texas State is the No. 201 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 31st in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 94 percent chance of beating Texas State and projects the final score of this game to be 76-59 in favor of the Longhorns.

Texas has the edge regarding length, athleticism, shooting efficiency, and defensive prowess when compared to Texas State.

If Texas has another outing where the backcourt shoots the lights out, especially from deep, at the Moody Center, this should be a comfortable win for this squad. Texas had another solid night shooting-wise in the 23-point win over Wyoming last weekend.

The Longhorns shot 40 percent from deep, 58 percent from the field, and 92 percent from the charity stripe against the Cowboys.

Texas State has struggled offensively this season, ranking in the bottom 40 in Division 1 in offensive rating and three-point field goal percentage (25.7). Johnson’s squad runs at a slower pace, averaging around 68 possessions per 40 minutes.

Final score prediction: Texas-80, Texas State-58

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