Basketball battles Baylor Bears (photo Don Bender / Horns Illustrated)

260th battle between No. 10 Texas Men’s Basketball and No. 17 Baylor

Marcus Carr and Jabari Rice battle Texas Tech for the win at the Moody Center
Marcus Carr before anyone arrived at the Moody Center shoot 100-200 three-pointers in practice. At one point hitting seven in a row. Carr took 13 three-point shots and made four on his way to a 20 point game. (photo Texas Athletics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas vs Baylor never gets old. This game will be the 260th time the two teams have played each other. The first game UT ever played way back in 1906 was Baylor. Overall, Texas is up in the series 163-96, though Texas lost to Baylor twice last year.

Every game so far this year at the Moody Center has sold to watch Texas Men’s Basketball. For this game that starts at 8 p.m. the weather is forecast to dip to 33℉ outside. Inside the Moody Center it will be comfortable and a RUCKUS atmosphere.

Makes you wonder, do fans attend Texas Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the Moody Center for the fan experience (party) or to watch the teams play? Likely the teams simply get the party started.

Marcus Carr will continue to lead the team. For the past 13 games under Interim Head Coach Rodney Terry, Carr has averaged 19.4 ppg. Carr is hitting 48.6% of his shots from the field, 44.2% from three-point land, and 94% from the free throw line.

Look for Jabari Rice to be back on the saddle. Against Tennessee, Rice came off the bench and scored a season high 21 points. For the past couple games, Rice was playing a little under his capabilities, then during Tennessee Rice came alive.

How big a game is this one? Texas is in a three-way tie for first in the Big 12 Conference with a 6-2 record. Baylor is in a three-way tie for second place with Kansas and TCU with a 5-3 record.

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Stay tuned, tipoff is at 8 p.m. at the Moody Center, Austin, Texas and televised on ESPN.


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