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

After coming up with two straight impressive wins in their last two contests, Rodney Terry and Texas basketball are looking to stay hot in the Big 12 on the road on Jan. 27 in Provo against No. 21 BYU.
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In the last couple of games, Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry have completely shifted the narrative with two statement wins over ranked foes in the Big 12.

Texas defeated the No. 9 Baylor Bears thanks to a game-winning buzzer beater at the Moody Center on Jan. 20 from junior guard Tyrese Hunter, to get the 75-73 win.

And then, Terry and the Longhorns got perhaps their most impressive win of the regular season in a 75-60 romping of the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners on the road in Norman on Jan. 23. Texas beat their rival Oklahoma by 15 points in a game where they were nearly five-point underdogs just before tip-off.

The next test on tap for Terry and the Longhorns is another road battle against a ranked foe in the Big 12. Texas (14-5, 3-3 Big 12) travels to Provo on Jan. 27 to take on the No. 21 BYU Cougars (14-5, 2-4 Big 12) in the first and only regular season meeting between these teams as Big 12 foes.

BYU is one of the strong new additions to the Big 12 this season in college hoops. The Cougars are one of seven Big 12 teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25.

BYU got off to a strong start this season, going 11-1 in the non-con, including three wins over Quad 1 and 2 opponents. The Cougars were also 1-0 against ranked teams in the non-con with a 74-65 win on Nov. 10 over No. 17 San Diego State.

But the start of Big 12 play has seen BYU struggle at times. BYU is just 2-4 in Big 12 play, including two consecutive defeats against ranked opponents.

This matchup between Texas and BYU will pit two teams trending in opposite directions recently. Texas is looking to win three straight while BYU wants to avoid dropping its third straight game.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas faces No. 21 BYU on the road at the Marriott Center in Provo on Jan. 27.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. BYU


Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 375

Game time: 1 p.m. CT

Live statsStatbroadcast

John Schriffen and Chris Spatola will call the game between Texas and BYU in Provo on ESPN2 on Jan. 27.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran have the call on the radio broadcast on IMG Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 2-4 in the all-time series against BYU. The Longhorns and Cougars split their last two meetings on the hardwood.

But the only matchup between Texas and BYU on the hardwood since the turn of the century was in Nov. 2013, which resulted in a four-point win for the Cougars in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. BYU

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (12.2 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.1 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • W: Ithiel Horton, Senior (7.4 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.0 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (10.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.7 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (15.1 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.2 APG)

BYU projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Dallin Hall, Sophomore (9.1 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 4.6 APG)
  • G: Spencer Johnson, Sophomore (11.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.8 APG)
  • F: Jaxson Robinson, Junior (13.7 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 1.7 APG)
  • PF: Noah Waterman, Senior (10.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 1.0 APG)
  • C: Aly Khalifa, Junior (6.1 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.1 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. BYU

While no players were out completely in the win over Oklahoma on Jan. 23, redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick continued to be limited due to a back injury.

Shedrick's back injury has been lingering for most of the season. He's played four minutes or fewer in two of the last four contests.

Texas basketball vs. BYU: Prediction and odds for Jan. 27

Texas is a 7.5-point underdog against BYU on Jan. 27, and the Cougars are favored in the money line (-300) over the Longhorns (+240), per FanDuel. The over/under is 149.5 points.

BYU is the No. 9 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas ranks 36th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 23 percent chance of beating BYU and projects the final score of this game to be 80-72 in favor of the Cougars.

BYU is one of the top teams in the nation this season on the offensive end of the floor. The Cougars rank 12th in the nation in Kenpom's adjusted offensive efficiency metric and 16th in points per game (84.4).

This BYU squad can do a little bit of everything to beat you on offense. They can stretch the floor with the three-ball (36.3 percent), score in the paint (33.2 paint points per game), and get out and run in transition (15.5 fastbreak points per game).

The combination BYU has of length and shooting efficiency can be lethal for unsuspecting opponents. BYU doesn't have a single player in the starting lineup that is under 6-foot-4. And two of the projected starters are at least 6-foot-10.

Where BYU has shown vulnerability is on the defensive end of the floor in conference play. Opponents have shot the lights out from deep against BYU in the Big 12 this season, at a clip north of 38 percent.

Since Texas ranks second in the Big 12 in three-point shooting percentage in conference play at nearly 40 percent, this could be a field day for Texas's sharpshooters from beyond the arc.

The Cougars also haven't shown their usual strength on the glass in conference play as they did in the non-con. BYU has lost the battle on the boards in half of their Big 12 games.

Texas has shown much better effort and resolve on the boards in the last couple of games. The Longhorns held their own against Baylor in the rebounding department and clobbered Oklahoma.

Final score prediction: Texas-74, BYU-72

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