Men's basketball set to play Texas in 2019-20 season

Keno Davis talks to the team on Dec. 19 at McGuirk Arena.

The Central Michigan men's basketball team will take on the University of Texas in the 2019-20 season.

The game will be played at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Dec. 14, 2019. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Longhorns and Chippewas.

For playing in the game, CMU will receive $100,000.

In the 2018-19 campaign, Texas finished 21-16 overall and went 8-10 in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns made the National Invitational Tournament and won the title, defeating Lipscomb 81-66 in the championship game.

In the semifinal game of the NIT, Texas defeated Texas Christian University 58-44. The Horned Frogs were the Chippewas highest rated nonconference RPI opponent this past year. They beat CMU 89-62 in Forth Worth, Texas.

The Chippewas finished the 2018-19 season with a 23-12 overall record, going 10-8 in the Mid-American Conference. CMU made it to the semifinal round of the MAC Tournament before losing to the eventual champion Buffalo, 85-81. CMU's season ended in Chicago, Illinois in the 2019 College Basketball Invitational with a 100-86 loss to DePaul.