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

Shaka Smart. Mandatory Credit: Steven Erler-USA TODAY Sports
Shaka Smart. Mandatory Credit: Steven Erler-USA TODAY Sports /

For the second time this season, No. 12 Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry get set to take on a ranked foe in non-conference play. Texas (6-1, 0-0 Big 12) will battle its former head coach, Shaka Smart, and the No. 8 ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (6-2, 0-0 Big East) on the road at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, on Dec. 6.

Marquette is the second top-10-ranked team Terry and the Longhorns have faced in the first month or so of non-conference play this season. Texas faced the defending National Champion and No. 5 ranked UConn Huskies in the final of the Saatva Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 20.

The matchup between Texas and UConn resulted in a 10-point win for the Huskies a couple of weeks ago.

In its last game, Texas pulled away late to defeat the Texas State Bobcats by a score of 77-58.

Marquette has also faced its fair share of ranked opponents this season. Texas will be the fourth ranked foe the Golden Eages have faced this season. Marquette also defeated the No. 23 Illinois Fighting Illini and No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks, and fell short of the No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers this season.

This promises to be a high-octane matchup between two potential high single-digit seeds in the NCAA Tournament this postseason in Milwaukee on Dec. 6.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 12 Texas travels to Milwaukee to face No. 8 Marquette at the Fiserv Forum on Dec. 6 in the Big 12/Big East Battle.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Marquette


Live stream: FOX app/FuboTV

Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network

Game time: 7 p.m. CT

Live stats: Sidearm Stats

Jason Benetti and Bill Raftery will call the Texas-Marquette game live on the TV broadcast on FS1.

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

Texas is 0-1 in the all-time series against Marquette. The only time these two teams met on the hardwood was during the 1977-78 season, which resulted in a 65-59 win for Marquette.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Marquette

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (12.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 4.1 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (16.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.7 APG)
  • W/F: Brock Cunningham, Senior (6.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.6 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.6 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 2.1 APG)
  • C: Kadin Shedrick, Junior (14.2 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.3 APG)

Marquette projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Stevie Mitchell, Junior (6.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 0.8 APG)
  • G: Tyler Kolek, Senior (13.5 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 5.3 APG)
  • G: Kameron Jones: Junior (16.4 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.4 APG)
  • F: David Joplin, Junior (8.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.3 APG)
  • F: Oso Ighodaro, Senior (12.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 2.0 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Marquette

The only player likely to miss the Marquette game for the Longhorns on Dec. 6 is super senior big man Dylan Disu. The reigning Big 12 Tournament MVP Disu hasn’t played in live-game action for the Longhorns this season since he’s recovering from a foot injury. He’s expected to make his season debut for Texas later this month.

Texas basketball vs. Marquette: Prediction and odds for Dec. 6

Texas is an 8.5-point favorite underdog against Marquette on Dec. 30, and the Golden Eagles are favored in the moneyline (-400), per FanDuel. The over/under is 148.5 points.

Marquette is the No. 8 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 27th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 24 percent chance of beating Marquette and projects the final score of this game to be 78-70 in favor of the Golden Eagles.

Marquette might possess the best trio of stars Terry and the Longhorns will face during the regular season. Junior shooting guard Kam Jones, senior guard Tyler Kolek, and senior big man Oso Ighodaro are three of the most productive, skilled, and proven players in Division 1 college hoops this season.

These three Marquette standouts are all scoring in the double figures while averaging over 2.5 rebounds per game and over two assists. They are also very disruptive on the defensive end of the floor, as each averages at least one steal per game and a steal percentage of at least 3.0.

Marquette isn’t a team that will beat Texas by shooting the lights out or running an up-tempo offense that is hard to stop. The strength of Smart’s squad is getting gritty buckets around the basket and finding high-efficiency shots from inside the arc.

The Golden Eagles rank in the top 20 in the NCAA in points in the paint per game (41.3) and in the top 10 in two-point field goal percentage (60.6). Over half of Marquette’s points per game this season come in the paint.

But don’t be fooled by Marquette’s solid paint scoring. The Golden Eagles can also finish effectively in transition. Marquette ranks in the 92nd percentile in the NCAA (per CBB Analytics) in fastbreak points per game (15.6).

For Texas to win this game, it must limit Marquette’s inside scoring with its length advantage down low. Texas redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick is two inches taller (at 6-foot-11) than any of the starting Marquette forwards/bigs. Reserve big man Ze’Rik Onyema can also play an important role in disrupting Marquette in the paint on the defensive end.

On the offensive end of the floor, Texas needs a strong shooting night from the field and beyond the arc to have a shot at upsetting Marquette on the road.

Marquette is 0-1 this season when it shoots under 43 percent from the field. And it is 0-1 when the opponent shoots better than 40 percent from beyond the arc.

This will be a raucous environment for the Longhorns to play in against Marquette on the road this week. Passing this test could be a major boost to the Longhorns’ resume and continue to bolster the team’s confidence roughly one month before conference play tips off.

Final score prediction: Marquette-80, Texas-75

dark. Next. 4 early candidates for Texas football to replace co-DC Jeff Choate