How to watch Texas baseball vs. LSU: TV/stream, odds in Astros Foundation College Classic

Lebarron Johnson Jr. will take the mound for the start for No. 15 Texas baseball to open up their weekend in the College Classic in Houston against No. 3 LSU on March 1.
Lebarron Johnson Jr., Texas baseball
Lebarron Johnson Jr., Texas baseball / Mikala Compton/American-Statesman / USA

The highest-stakes game of the early season for No. 15 Texas baseball and head coach David Pierce will be played to open the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park on March 1 against the No. 3 LSU Tigers from the SEC.

The LSU game is the first of three contests the Longhorns will play this weekend in Houston at the Astros Foundation College Classic. Texas also faces the Texas State Bobcats and No. 9 Vanderbilt Commodores this weekend in Houston.

Texas-LSU will be the first ranked matchup of the 2024 regular season for the Longhorns. With the hype Texas and LSU both had entering the campaign as teams ranked firmly inside the top 20 of the major preseason polls, this could be a preview of a potential postseason and/or College World Series matchup.

It also serves as a preview for what will be an SEC matchup between these two teams when Texas and Oklahoma leave the Big 12 to join the league next season.

The Longhorns enter this matchup against LSU with a 7-1 (0-0 Big 12) record, having won six straight. LSU has also gotten off to an impressive start this season, sporting a record of 8-1 (0-0 SEC), including wins in its last three outings.

Here's a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 15 Texas faces No. 3 LSU in the Astros Foundation College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston on March 1.

How to watch Texas baseball vs. LSU in the Astros Foundation College Classic

TV/Live Stream: Astros YouTube Channel

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network

Game time: 7 p.m. CT

Live stats: StatBroadcast

All three contests for the Longhorns in the College Classic in Houston this weekend will be broadcast live on the Astros YouTube Channel.

Craig Way and Roger Wallace will be on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network for all Texas baseball games this season.

Since 2018, this will be the 10th time that the Longhorns and Tigers face each other. Texas is 5-4 in the previous matchups since the 2018 season, but LSU did have the edge the last time these two teams met, winning by a score of 3-0 in Austin last year.

Probable starting pitchers for Texas baseball vs. LSU

Texas: Lebarron Johnson Jr., RHP (1-0, 1.38 ERA)


Stud redshirt junior right-hander Lebarron Johnson Jr. gets the call for this crucial start, as expected, for the Longhorns against a top-three opponent in LSU. Johnson has been tremendous for the Longhorns in two starts this season, as he's allowed just two earned runs and struck out 14 batters over 13 innings.

Johnson was spectacular in his last start, which he gave the Longhorns eight shutout innings on the mound in a win as part of a three-game series sweep last weekend at the Disch against Cal Poly.

In that gem of a start last weekend against Cal Poly, Johnson struck out eight batters, while allowing just two hits and two walks.

Johnson faced the Tigers once last season, pitching five shutout innings with nine strikeouts in a game that the Longhorns would eventually lose 3-0.

Betting odds for Texas baseball vs. LSU

Texas is a 1.5-run underdog against LSU (per DraftKings Sportsbook). LSU (-160) is favored in the moneyline over Texas (+124).

The over/under is 8.5 runs.

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