NCAA First Round Game, last of the day at 9:50 PM: Battle of The Lone Star State, Texas vs. Abilene Christian

Game 27: #9/9 Texas (19-7, 11-6 Big 12) vs. Abilene Christian (23-4, 13-2 Southland)NCAA Tournament First RoundSaturday, March 20, 2021 – 8:50 p.m. Central/9:50 p.m. EasternLucas Oil Stadium – Unity Court (8,000) – Indianapolis, IndianaGameDay Quick Facts• TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally by truTV. Lisa Byington (pxp), Steve Smith (analyst) and Lauren Shehadi (reporter) will call the action.• RADIO: The Longhorn IMG Radio Network broadcasts every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action. Check for a listing of affiliates. Westwood One Radio will air the game nationally, with Jason Benetti (pxp) and Robbie Hummel (analyst) on the call.• SERIES: First meetingNotables• SPECIAL SEASON: Texas is a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, marking just the fifth time since 1985 (64-team field) that the Horns claimed a top-three seed. After winning the Big 12 tourney title for the first time in school history, UT is No. 9 in the final AP poll, its first top-10 ranking in the final AP poll since 2011. • MVP COLEMAN: Senior G Matt Coleman III earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, averaging 24.5 ppg while hitting 17-of-30 (.567) field goals, including 6-of-11 (.545) threes. He posted a career-high 30 points (10-14 FG, 4-5 threes, 6-6 FT) in the title game win over No. 12/14 Oklahoma State.• SIMS IN BEAST MODE: Senior F Jericho Sims earned a spot on the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team, averaging 15.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 3.0 bpg while hitting 13-of-17 (.765) field goals. Sims had a career-high 21 points (8-11 FG) and 14 boards in the championship game victory against No. 12/14 Oklahoma State.


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