Texas basketball announces non-conference schedule


The Longhorns officially finalized their non-conference schedule for the 2016-2017 season, the team announced Thursday.

There will be no foreign travel to begin the season, like last season’s trips to China and Bahamas in November. Instead, the Texas will begin its season at home against Incarnate Word University on Nov. 11.

The Longhorns will then play Louisiana Monroe and Eastern Washington at the Erwin Center as part of the Legends Classic Regional Round. They will travel to Brooklyn to play in the Legends Classic Championship.

Texas ends November with a matchup against in-state opponent UT-Arlington at the Erwin Center. December is highlighted by a home matchup with Alabama on Dec. 2 and a road game against Michigan on Dec. 6. Texas will also play a neutral-site game against Arkansas at the Toyota Center in Houston on Dec. 17. The rest of December features home games against UAB, Kent State and Long Beach State.

The Longhorns will have one final non-conference game in January against Georgia as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.