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

The first of five remaining games during the regular season for Texas basketball is a tough test on the road in Lawrence this weekend against No. 9 Kansas.

Dylan Disu, Texas basketball
Dylan Disu, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Texas basketball (17-9, 6-7 Big 12) and head coach Rodney Terry begin a very tough stretch of Big 12 road games during the stretch run of the regular season this weekend against the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas (20-6, 8-5 Big 12) is the first of three ranked Big 12 foes Terry's squad is pitted against in the next few weeks to close out the regular season.

This will be the final regular season meeting between the Longhorns and Jayhawks as Big 12 foes, which could be a special outing for Terry and his staff if they can pull off the upset in Lawrence this weekend.

Not only would a win over Kansas give the Longhorns another marquee win on their resume for the NCAA Tournament, but it would also give Texas their first two-game winning streak in the Big 12 since Jan. 23.

Kansas has looked vulnerable in the last couple of weeks in conference play. The Jayhawks have lost to of its last four contests, both of which came against unranked foes.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as Texas travels to Lawrence to face No. 9 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 24.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Kansas


Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 375, Westwood One Radio

Game time: 5 p.m. CT

Live stats: StatBroadcast

Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, and Jess Sims will call the action live between Texas and Kansas on ESPN on Feb. 24.

Craig Way and Eddie Oran will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network. Kevin Kugler and Nick Bahe have the call for Texas-Kansas on the national radio broadcast on Westwood One Radio.

Texas has a record of 13-34 in the all-time series against Kansas. But the Longhorns have found some recent success against the Jayhawks on the hardwood, winning each of the last two contests against Kansas late last season and in the Big 12 Tournament.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Kansas

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (11.0 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.3 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (16.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • G: Chendall Weaver, Sophomore (5.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.7 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (10.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.5 APG)
  • C: Dylan Disu, Senior (17.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 1.4 APG)

Kansas projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Dajuan Harris, Junior (8.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 6.5 APG)
  • G: Kevin McCullar Jr., Senior (19.0 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.4 APG)
  • F: KJ Adams, Junior (12.2 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.3 APG)
  • F: Johnny Furphy, Freshman (8.9 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 0.8 APG)
  • C: Hunter Dickinson, Senior (18.2 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 2.2 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Kansas

There are no reported injuries for Terry and the Longhorns entering this matchup against Kansas.

Betting odds for Texas basketball vs. Kansas

Texas is a 7.5-point underdog against Kansas on Feb. 24, and the Jayhawks are favored in the moneyline (-315) over the Longhorns (+250), per FanDuel. The over/under is 149.5 points.

Kansas is the No. 17 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per KenPom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 32nd in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

KenPom gives Texas a 32 percent chance of beating Kansas and projects the final score of this game to be 75-69 in favor of the Jayhawks.

Kansas has looked vulnerable at times in its last four games, especially by losing to two unranked teams by a combined margin of 34 points. That is generally unheard of for a Bill Self-coached team to lose to two unranked foes by that many points this late in a regular season.

But most of that discrepancy was due to Kansas's blowout 29-point loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock last weekend.

Limiting Kansas sounds easier in concept than it is in reality. If Texas can limit the scoring and offensive efficiency star Kansas big man Hunter Dickinson, they should keep this one close enough to have a shot at pulling the upset of the Jayhawks in Lawrence this weekend.

Dickinson is one of the top scorers in Big 12 play this season, averaging nearly 18 points per game in conference play. The matchup between Dickinson and senior Texas big man Dylan Disu will surely be something to watch. Disu leads the Big 12 in points per game (18.8) in conference play.

Texas must also account for the scoring prowess of Kansas's points per game leader this season, senior guard Kevin McCullar Jr. McCullar is scoring at a career-best clip of 19 points per game this year for the Jayhawks.

Dickinson, Disu, and McCullar are the three leading scorers in Big 12 play this season.

Final score prediction: Kansas-74, Texas-70

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