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Men's College Basketball
Washington vs Texas
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 26, 2015
Where: Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau

Washington and Texas, two teams that made history two weeks ago when they played the first regular-season men's college basketball game in China, meet again in a location more than 13,000 miles on the other side of the world Thursday in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Washington, behind 23 points by senior guard Andrew Andrews, rallied to win the first meeting 77-71 at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai on Nov. 14.

The contest in China marked the Texas coaching debut for Shaka Smart. The Longhorns, despite shooting 26 percent from the floor and getting outrebounded 62-51, led 65-64 after two free throws by senior guard Javan Felix with 4:49 remaining. But Andrews hit a key 3-pointer that put the Huskies up by four and Washington closed the game out by making free throws down the stretch. "It's something about Andrew when the big shot is needed, he has the ability to knock it down," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar told reporters. "He's had a flair for the dramatic for a long, long time so he would be the one that we wanted to shoot the ball. Texas, they started to smell blood down the stretch, you could see it."

TV: 7 p.m. ET, AXS TV

ABOUT WASHINGTON (3-1): The Huskies lost their tourney opener to No. 10 Gonzaga 80-64 on Wednesday despite another big game by Andrews who finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Freshman guard Dejounte Murray matched Andrews with 21 points and 11 rebounds and is averaging 15.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Marquese Chriss, a 6-9 freshman forward, averages 15 per game after scoring only four Wednesday.

ABOUT TEXAS (1-2): The Longhorns lost their tournament opener to old Big 12 rival Texas A&M 84-73 on Wednesday. Junior guard point guard Isaiah Taylor, who flirted with leaving for the NBA after averaging 13.1 points and 4.6 assists last season, leads the team in scoring (14.3) and had 27 points and seven rebounds in the first meeting with the Huskies. Cameron Ridley, a 6-foot-10, 290-pound senior center, is second on the team in scoring (11.3) and leads in rebounding (9.7) while highly touted freshman guard Eric Davis Jr. (10.0) also is averaging in double figures and had a game-high 19 points Wednesday.


1. Andrews, who is averaging a team-best 19.7 points, averaged 16.6 points in Pac-12 play last season, the most by any returning player in the conference.

2. Washington F Malik Dime, a 6-foot-9 transfer from Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College, had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals in the first meeting with the Longhorns.

3. Ridley had a career-high seven blocks to go along with 10 rebounds before fouling out in 16 minutes of the season opener in China.

PREDICTION: Washington 82, Texas 77
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Washington 3-1 L1 2-0 0-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 0-0
Texas 1-2 L1 1-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 1-1 0-0
Last Meeting
Washington Texas
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/13/15 TEX 71 WASH 77 77 62 34.2 71 48 27.5
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Washington A. Andrews 23 25.0 12
Texas I. Taylor 27 43.8 12
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Washington M. Dime 15 7 8
Texas P. Ibeh 8 4 4
Assists Player  
Washington D. Murray 4
Texas E. Davis Jr. 1
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Washington A. Andrews 80 36.0 39
Texas I. Taylor 43 31.2 22
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Washington M. Dime 34 19 15
Texas C. Ridley 26 9 17
Assists Player  
Washington D. Murray 16
Texas I. Taylor 13
Quickchart Matchup
blue bar Washington Off vs  red bar Texas Defense
blue bar 86.3 Points For
red bar 72.3 Points Against
blue bar 40.4 FG%
red bar 34.5 FG%
blue bar 51.5 Reb
red bar 43.3 Reb
red bar Texas Off vs  blue bar Washington Defense
red bar 70.3 Points For
blue bar 71.3 Points Against
red bar 36.8 FG%
blue bar 34.1 FG%
red bar 43.3 Reb
blue bar 39.3 Reb