After a convincing double-digit loss on the road in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 28, incumbent head coach Rodney Terry and Texas basketball No. 10 will be back in action very quickly. Texas will host the 17th-ranked Baylor Bears and head coach Scott Drew at the Moody Center on January 30 for the last game of the month.
Terry and the Longhorns face off against a red-hot Baylor team that has won six straight games. Meanwhile, on Jan. 28 at Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena, Texas suffered a 82-71 loss to former head coach Rick Barnes and the 4th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Losing to Tennessee gives Texas a record 17-4 (6-2 Big 12) ahead of Monday night’s crucial matchup against Baylor.
On the other hand, Baylor had a happier result than the Longhorns in this weekend’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Baylor defeated head coach Eric Musselman and the Arkansas Razorbacks in a close battle Jan. 28 in Waco that ended 67-64 in the Bears’ favour.
Baylor goes into this matchup against Texas with a record of 16-5 (5-3 Big 12) after beating Arkansas this weekend.
Here’s a look at the TV/streaming info and game time when Texas will host Baylor on January 30th in the friendly confines of Austin’s Moody Center.
How to watch Texas basketball vs Baylor
Live Stream: WatchESPN App
Radio/Audio Stream: Longhorn Radio Network, Sirius XM 84
Playtime: 8 p.m. CT
Live Stats: Sidearm stats
For the second game in a row and fourth in the last six games, Texas will broadcast a game live on the flagship ESPN network.
And according to the ESPN Press Room, the broadcast crew for the Jan. 30 matchup between Texas and Baylor will be Jon Sciambi and Fran Fraschilla.
Texas vs. Baylor preview
Baylor has really picked up speed in the past few weeks. The title contender, unaccustomed to coming out of those Drew-coached teams year after year, seems to be finding his way amidst the Big 12 game.
The good news for the Longhorns, however, is the fact that this Baylor team plays very differently on the road than it does at home. In actual street games this season, Baylor holds a record of just 3-2. And each of those three home wins came against a trio of teams from the Big 12 who are in the bottom four in conference standings (Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia). Each of those three wins was also in single digits.
Texas will ultimately look to end this long men’s losing streak against Baylor. Drew and the Bears have won each of their last six matchups against Texas and 12 of their last 13. Baylor has the most success against Texas of any Big 12 team in the men’s basket in the last five years.