How to watch Texas basketball vs. Texas A&M-CC: Odds, matchups, injuries and more

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The Holiday Game at the Moody Center in Austin sees No. 19 Texas basketball (8-2, 0-0 Big 12) battle the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-5, 0-0 Southland) on Dec. 22. Texas's first game since the double-digit win over the LSU Tigers in the Halal Guys Showcase in Houston on Dec. 16 sees head coach Rodney Terry's squad looking to win their third in a row.

Terry and the Longhorns have only three games remaining before Big 12 play tips off on Jan. 6 at home at the Moody Center in Austin against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as No. 19 Texas hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Moody Center in Austin, TX, on Dec. 22.

How to watch Texas basketball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

TV: Longhorn Network

Live stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network/Sirius XM 106 or 199

Game time: 2 p.m. CT

Live statsSidearm Stats

Lowell Galindo and Reid Gettys will call the game between Texas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi live on Longhorn Network.

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

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

Texas is 4-0 in the all-time series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The last time these two teams met on the hardwood was during the 2015-16 season in Austin, resulting in a 67-56 victory for the Longhorns.

Texas basketball projected starting lineup vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

  • G: Tyrese Hunter, Junior (11.8 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 4.2 APG)
  • G: Max Abmas, Senior (17.8 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 4.2 APG)
  • W/F: Brock Cunningham, Senior (6.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.8 APG)
  • F: Dillon Mitchell, Sophomore (11.4 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 2.2 APG)
  • C: Kadin Shedrick, Junior (12.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 0.9 APG)

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Marion Humphrey, Senior (6.6 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 3.9 APG)
  • G: Kam Parker, Sophomore (3.1 PPG, 1.1 RPG, 1.6 APG)
  • G: Jordan Roberts, Junior (7.6 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.3 APG)
  • F: Dayne Prim, Senior (6.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.0 APG)
  • F: Will Baker, Junior (10.2 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.1 APG)

Texas basketball injury report vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Terry's squad doesn't have any significant injuries to note heading into this matchup against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Super senior big man Dylan Disu had missed the season's first nine games, but he had a spectacular season debut for the Longhorns, coming back from a foot injury against LSU.

Disu registered 17 points, four rebounds, and five assists in an awesome season debut coming off the bench for the Longhorns.

Texas basketball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Prediction and odds for Dec. 22

Texas is a 23.5-point favorite over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 22, and the Longhorns are favored in the moneyline (-10000), per FanDuel. The over/under is 152.5 points.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the No. 280 ranked team in adjusted efficiency in Division I, per Kenpom. Texas, meanwhile, ranks 35th in the nation in adjusted efficiency.

Kenpom gives Texas a 97 percent chance of beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and projects the final score of this game to be 85-64 in favor of the Longhorns.

Texas is the second ranked opponent the Islanders have faced this season. The first was the No. 7 Houston Cougars, which resulted in a 82-50 loss on the road on Nov. 11. Houston was one of two Big 12 teams Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faced this season.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi played the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road in Lubbock pretty close in a few weeks ago, but came up short by nine points on a rough shooting night for Tech.

The Islanders might have the deepest rotation in college hoops regarding how many players head coach Jim Shaw plays each game. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the only Division 1 school in college hoops that has 15 players who are averaging double-digit minutes per game.

But the core part of the rotation has four or five players averaging over a half dozen points per game and at least a couple of rebounds.

Texas should be able to control this game beginning to end with its advantage regarding length in the frontcourt and playmaking from the backcourt. With Disu back in the fold, this duo with redshirt junior center Kadin Shedrick can control the tone in the paint.

The guard duo of senior Max Abmas and junior Tyrese Hunter also played well in the win over LSU last weekend. Another big outing from these two starting Texas guards would inspire more confidence that they're finding their groove at the right time heading into Big 12 play.

Final score prediction: Texas-84, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi-62

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