How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Drexel: Odds, matchups, injuries and more in March Madness

The one-seed Texas women's basketball hosts 16-seed Drexel at the Moody Center in first round March Madness action on March 22.
Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball
Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball / William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in two decades (since 2004), Texas women's basketball gets the one-seed in March Madness in the Regional 4 section of the bracket in Portland. Texas (30-4, 14-4 Big 12) and head coach Vic Schaefer face the 16-seed Drexel Dragons (19-14, 10-8 CAA) in the Round of 64 as the opening rounds host at the Moody Center in Austin.

The 2023-24 Big 12 Player of the Year and freshman forward Madison Booker led the Longhorns on a dominant run through the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, MO, last week. Booker averaged well over 20 points per game to help Texas route the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big 12 Tournament final, 70-53.

This has been a special team to watch this season, as the Longhorns have done the improbable by winning the Big 12 Tournament and getting a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The rise of key playmakers such as Booker and senior forward Taylor Jones has been critical for the Longhorns this season. After losing senior All-American guard Rori Harmon for the season due to a knee injury she suffered a dozen games in, Texas had a vacuum to fill with their best scorer and the team leader sidelined.

Drexel reached the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history as a 16-seed after winning the CAA Tournament last week. The Dragons have made the NCAA Tournament twice in the last four years under head coach Amy Mallon.

Drexel has either won the CAA regular season title or conference tournament crown in all four years under Mallon as their head coach.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as the one-seed Texas faces 16-seed Drexel in the first round of Regional 4 in Portland of the NCAA Tournament at the Moody Center in Austin on March 22.

How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Drexel in March Madness


Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network

Game time: 2 p.m. CT

Live stats: StatBroadcast

Tiffany Greene and Jimmy Dykes will call the action live on ESPNU between Texas and Drexel at the Moody Center on March 22.

Craig Way, Roger Wallace, and Eryn McMahan will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network.

This will be the first meeting all-time between Texas women's hoops and Drexel.

Texas women's basketball projected starting lineup vs. Drexel

  • G: Shay Holle, Senior (7.7 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.1 APG)
  • G: Shaylee Gonzales, Senior (9.4 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.7 APG)
  • F: Aaliyah Moore, Junior (10.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 0.9 APG)
  • F: Madison Booker, Freshman (16.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.9 APG)
  • F: Taylor Jones, Senior (12.4 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 0.3 APG)

Drexel projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Amaris Baker, Junior (11.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.5 APG)
  • G: Brooke Mullin, Senior (10.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.7 APG)
  • F: Chloe Hodges, Senior (8.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.5 APG)
  • F: Grace O'Neill, Sophomore (5.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.1 APG)
  • F: Hetta Saatman, Senior (5.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 0.5 APG)

Texas women's basketball injury report vs. Drexel

The only injury publicly reported for the Longhorns entering the NCAA Tournament is Harmon's torn ACL.

Betting odds for Texas women's basketball vs. Drexel in March Madness

Texas is a 35.5-point favorite against Drexel on March 22, per FanDuel. The over/under is 121.5 points.

Booker and the Longhorns are one of the heavier favorites of any first round game in the NCAA Tournament. Texas should be able to take care of business in front of the home crowd at the Moody Center to kick off the weekend on the right foot.

Final score prediction: Texas-85, Drexel-55

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