Saturday, July 2, 2011

Terriers to play Texas in Legends Classic Tournament

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

In the same week in which the university's athletic department unveiled Joe Jones as its new head coach, the Boston University men's basketball team has unveiled an opponent for its non-conference schedule in the 2011-12 season with the announcement that the Terriers will take on the University of Texas in the regional round of the Legends Classic on Nov. 13 in Austin, Texas, Texas athletics confirmed in a press release today.

The Longhorns' game against BU will be their season opener, though it is unclear whether the trip to the Lone Star State will open the Terriers' season.

Head coach Rick Barnes and the Longhorns are coming off a 28-8 season in which it finished second to the University of Kansas before losing to the University of Arizona 70-69 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Though Texas is bringing in a recruiting class that is widely-ranked among the top ten in the country, it loses several key players from last season's team, most notably forwards Tristan Thompson and Jordan Hamilton, as well as guard Cory Joseph, all three of whom were selected in last week's NBA Draft.

Texas joins a non-conference slate that reportedly includes such schools as Northeastern University, the University of Delaware, Cornell University and crosstown rival Boston College, among others.

Below is a link to the Texas press release:

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