Source: Texas to face Houston in first round of CBI


Texas will face Houston in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday, according to a source.

The Longhorns (16-17) needed to win the Big 12 tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight time but won't be going to the Big Dance for the first time under head coach Rick Barnes. 

Texas will be making its first appearance in the 16-team CBI, which began in 2008. Pittsburgh won the CBI last season after going 17-16 in the regular season. Oregon (16-17) in 2011 and Oregon State (13-17) in 2009 lost 17 games in the regular season before winning the CBI. 

Texas beat TCU, 70-57, in the first round of the Big 12 tournament last Wednesday before losing to Kansas State, 88-69, on Thursday.