Michigan basketball plays Texas on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Find the game time, TV channel, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below.
The Wolverines came from 15 points down in the second half to defeat UCLA 78-69 in overtime last Saturday. Now they face a Texas team that has started the season by winning six of its first eight games, with the two defeats coming in overtime against nationally-ranked Duke and Gonzaga. The win against UCLA improve Michigan’s record to 8-3 this season.
Michigan has beaten Texas two seasons in a row, including a 53-50 victory in Ann Arbor last season. It got a go-ahead basket by forward Moe Wagner with 16 seconds remaining and a pair of late free throws to pull out the win. The Wolverines are 4-2 all-time against Texas but this will be the first time the teams have played in Austin.
Michigan-Texas game time, details
Michigan and Texas play at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.
- Time: 9 p.m. ET tip-off
- Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12
- Location: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas.
- Records: Michigan (8-3); Texas (6-2)
What TV channel will broadcast Michigan-Texas?
The Michigan-Texas game will be shown on ESPN2.
How can I watch Michigan-Texas online?
The Michigan-Texas game can be watched online at WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Michigan-Texas on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play with analyst Terry Mills.
Michigan followed up a disappointing loss at Ohio State in which it blew a 20-point lead by pulling off a comeback of its own against UCLA. Down 46-31 six minutes into the second half, the Wolverines tied the score at 65 at the end of regulation and then outscored the Bruins 13-4 in overtime for their biggest win of the season. It’s a win that should look good on the March resume.
A road win at Texas would also look very good. The Wolverines will have to do better than making just 8 of 22 free throws and having top 3-point threats Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson convert a combined 2 of 11 from behind the arc. It’s a testament to the team’s resiliency and its defense down the stretch that it survived those two stats.
Junior forward Moe Wagner scored 23 points while sophomore guard Charles Matthews keyed the comeback with an aggressive attitude on offense that often saw him driving to the basket. Matthews was one of the top culprits when it came to the poor free throw shooting as he was just 2 of 10 from the line, yet he still scored 20 points. Michigan is starting to find a rhythm at point guard as freshman Eli Brooks again started while sophomore Zavier Simpson came off the bench and played 24 minutes
Simpson scored 15 points and produced 4 steals.
Texas has four players averaging double figures in scoring, led by sophomore Andrew Jones’ 15.3-points per game. Freshman Mohamed Bamba is averaging 10.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. The 7-foot power forward took a visit to Michigan during recruiting before deciding on Texas.