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TEXAS LONGHORNS (6-1)
10 assists. 0 turnovers. @mattcoleman2_ is a playmaker. 😤 #AllForTexas | #HookEm https://t.co/LBYiWvNlER— Texas Basketball (@Texas Basketball) 1575311681.0
Last week (1-0): W: McNeese State 73-71
This week: Tuesdayvs. UAB, Sunday Texas A&M
The Texas Longhorns improved to 4-0 at the Frank C. Erwin Jr. Center with a 73-71 victory over the McNeese State Cowboys on Saturday. In a surprising turn of events, it took a pair of free throws by Courtney Ramey to seal the deal for Texas, as the sophomore guard recorded 14 points in the win.
Texas' guard, Andrew Jones, also registered 14 points off the bench while shooting 6-for-14 (42.8%) from the field. Following the win, the Longhorns will take on the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Tuesday, before opening up their Lone Star Showdown against Texas A&M on Sunday.
TEXAS A&M AGGIES (3-4)
Fighting. The NCAA's active leader in blocks adds another to his total. 15:24 2H | 35-32 us #GigEm https://t.co/sReXiuit64— Texas A&M Basketball (@Texas A&M Basketball) 1575218691.0
Last week (0-3): L: Harvard 62-51, L: Temple 65-42, L: Fairfield 67-62
This week: Sunday vs. Texas
The Orlando Invitational did not go as planned for the Texas A&M Aggies over the past week. A&M finished the tournament in last place after dropping all three games, which began with a 62-51 loss to the Harvard Crimson.
After suffering through a 23-point defeat to Temple —where only one player (Josh Nebo, 12) scored in double figures — the Aggies ended the tournament with a 67-62 loss to Fairfield. While riding a three-game losing streak and sitting under .500 on the season, the Aggies will look to bounce back against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday.
HOUSTON COUGARS (3-2)
.@thatup_coming11 named to @American_MBB Honor Roll after performance vs HBU 2️⃣4️⃣ pts 1️⃣5️⃣ rebs 3️⃣ asts 0️⃣ T… https://t.co/1LbAMMY6jY— Houston Men's Hoops 🏀 🐾 (@Houston Men's Hoops 🏀 🐾) 1575318727.0
Last week (1-0): W: Houston Baptist 112-73
This week: Wednesday vs. Texas State, Sunday South Carolina
The Houston Cougars took a 39-point victory over the Houston Baptist Huskies in a game that was over within the first five minutes. Sophomore Nate Hinton recorded a career-high 24 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3PT) and 15 rebounds in the blowout win. Marcus Sasser also recorded a career-high with 18 points, as the sharpshooting freshman from Red Oak, Texas shot 6-for-9 (66%) from 3-point range.
Following the win, the Cougars will look to make it two straight on Wednesday when they take on the Texas State Bobcats, before traveling to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks.
RICE OWLS (5-4)
Came back from the Bahamas with a surprise waiting for us 🤩 #GoOwls👐 x #TheRiceWay https://t.co/t5d16iAGvF— Rice Basketball (@Rice Basketball) 1574796325.0
Last week (0-0): No Games Scheduled
This week: Saturday vs. Lamar
The Rice Men's Basketball program had a peaceful Thanksgiving break with no game on the schedule. The Owls will look to end their two-game losing streak on Saturday against the Lamar Cardinals inside the Montagne Center in Beaumont.
BAYLOR BEARS (5-1)
⛹️♂️💨 Fast Break: Vol. 4 Thankful for 🏆 memories from the @MyrtleInvite 🙏 #SicEm 🐻 | #1TGF 🏀 https://t.co/4ph0wiGm3k— Baylor Basketball (@Baylor Basketball) 1574905186.0
Last week (0-0): No Games Scheduled
This week: Tuesday vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, Saturday vs. Arizona Wildcats
While riding a four-game win streak, the Baylor Bears will return to the court on Tuesday to take on the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, and the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday inside the Ferrell Center in Waco.
TCU HORNED FROGS (5-1)
Funky Films | vs. Wyoming #GoFrogs 😈🎥 https://t.co/0GURF7MAuU— TCU Basketball (@TCU Basketball) 1574899705.0
Last week (1-0): W: Wyoming 64-47
This week: Tuesday vs Illinois State, Friday USC
The TCU Men's Basketball team closed their MGM Resorts Main Event showcase with a 64-47 victory over the Wyoming Cowboys. Although TCU shot 42.4% from the floor, their play on the defensive end played a tremendous factor in the Horned Frogs' victory. They held the Cowboys to 14 points in the first half while shooting 17.8% from the field, 18% from behind the arc. Desmon Bane recorded his second consecutive double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the win.
After going 1-1 during their MGM Resorts Main Event exhibition, the Horned Frogs will return to Fort Worth for a showdown against the Illinois State Redbirds on Tuesday, and USC on Friday.
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS (5-2)
🔴OVERTIME⚫️ Down 14 at halftime, Texas Tech fights back to force overtime with the game tied at 74 after regulatio… https://t.co/dbxzSvhrSY— Texas Tech Basketball (@Texas Tech Basketball) 1575091763.0
Last week: (0-2) L: Iowa 72-61, L: Creighton 83-76
This week: Wednesday vs. Depaul
Following a 5-0 start to the season, the Texas Tech Red Raiders are riding a two-game skid after going winless during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The Red Raiders dropped their first contest of the first round in a 72-61 loss to Iowa. Following the loss, the Red Raiders endured a tough defeat to the Creighton Bluejays.
After trailing by 14-points at the half, Texas Tech outscored the Bluejays 42-28 in the second period to force overtime en route to an 83-76 loss. Texas Tech had no answer for Marcus Zegarowski, who scored a game-high 32 points (12-18 FG, 3-8 3PT) in a win for Creighton. Up next, Texas Tech will travel to Chicago to play DePaul (8-0) inside the Wintrust Arena on Wednesday.
SMU MUSTANGS (7-0)
.@150__KD throwing lobs on his way to 1️⃣0️⃣ assists 👀 This time @feronhunt11 on the receiving end! Last night was… https://t.co/1CIMV2SXA4— SMU Basketball (@SMU Basketball) 1575144660.0
Last week (2-0): W: Hartford 90-58, W: Abilene Christian 70-51
This week: Tuesday vs. Northwestern State, Saturday vs Georgetown
The wins keep coming for the SMU Mustangs who are currently riding a seven-game win streak. The Mustangs breezed to the Southwestern Showdown title with back-to-back blowout victories over Hartford (90-58) and Abilene Christian (70-51). After averaging 18 points and 7.3 assists, Kendric Davis took home tournament MVP honors, while Tyson Jolly and Feron Hunt join Davis on the All-Tournament team.
The Mustangs will return to Dallas as champions for a two-game homestand on Tuesday, to take on Northwestern State, and Georgetown on Saturday.
LSU TIGERS (5-2)
The Tigers improved to 5-2 after defeating Missouri State, 73-58, on Friday night! 📄 https://t.co/QNUQZKQqLv https://t.co/dBldx8bWE2— LSU Basketball (@LSU Basketball) 1575131243.0
Last week (1-0): W: Missouri St. 73-58
This week: Tuesday vs New Orleans, Sunday vs Northwestern State
The LSU Tigers put on a shooting client on Friday in their 73-58 win over the Missouri St. They shot 53.7% from the field, and most of their damage came on the inside as LSU scored 34 points in the paint. Forward Darius Day helped the Tigers come away victorious with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
The Tigers will continue their four-game homestand on Tuesday against New Orleans and Northwestern State on Sunday.
One of the big factors that led to the Texans' loss to the Jaguars on Sunday was the secondary. Multiple flags for pass interference gave Jacksonville more opportunities to pick up first downs and score points.
Can confirm #Texans backup CB Shaq Griffin was cut.
Griffin started 6 games this year when Derek Stingley was out with a hamstring.
— DJ Bien-Aime (@Djbienaime) November 29, 2023
So it's no surprise that DeMeco Ryans is making some changes to his defense this week. According to several reports, Texans corner Shaq Griffin has been cut.
Nickel corner Tavierre Thomas was flagged for PI more than once on Sunday, and was burned badly by Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley for a touchdown.
DeMeco was asked after the game if he considered replacing Thomas with Desmond King or Shaq Griffin. Ryans didn't give a definitive answer, but it looks like we got one today.
One has to wonder if Desmond Kings' experience playing nickel was the reason for his promotion to the active roster and why Griffin was released. If Thomas continues to struggle, King looks like the next man up to replace him.
#Texans activate Denzel Perryman, promote Desmond King to active roster, release Shaq Griffin, sign Matt Ammendola and Garret Wallow to practice squad, released Gerrid Doaks from practice squad and placed Tytus Howard (knee-patellar tendon surgery pending) on injured reserve https://t.co/knyyoqo7yC
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 29, 2023
The Texans also made some other adjustments to their roster on Wednesday, per Aaron Wilson. Linebacker Denzel Perryman returns from suspension, kicker Matt Ammendola and linebacker Garret Wallow join the practice squad. They also released Gerrid Doaks from the practice squad.
The other big piece of news involves left guard Tytus Howard. He heads to injured reserve, ending his season after hurting his knee against Jacksonville.