The Texas men’s basketball team will offer a first look at its team in the Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym for a third-straight season, the program announced on Wednesday.
The Longhorns’ intrasquad scrimmage will be on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. The first 3,000 fans will be allowed in to Gregory Gym. The scrimmage will be broadcast on Longhorn Network, and admission for the scrimmage is free.
The Texas Tip-Off started in head coach Shaka Smart’s first season on the 40 Acres. The annual intrasquad scrimmage has been a chance for the Longhorns to bring basketball back to Gregory Gym. The Longhorns played in Gregory Gym up until 1977 before they moved into the Frank Erwin Center.
This year, nine players from last season’s roster return to Texas, including sophomore guard Andrew Jones, junior guard Eric Davis Jr. and junior guard Kerwin Roach II. The Longhorns added notable players in their 2017 recruiting class with the additions of freshman point guard Matt Coleman and freshman forward Mohamed Bamba.
Texas will open its 2017-18 season at home on Nov. 10 against Northwestern State. The Longhorns are coming off of an 11-22 campaign and a last-place finish in the Big 12 in 2016-17.