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No. 5 Texas without Smart for No. 24 OU

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A pair of the nation's most surprising teams and biggest rivals will square off when No. 5 Texas returns to the court for the first time in 10 days to host rising No. 24 Oklahoma on Tuesday in Big 12 Conference action in Austin, Texas.

The Longhorns (11-2, 5-1 Big 12) have not played since Jan. 16, when their shorthanded squad -- down to eight scholarship players because of COVID-19 -- overwhelmed Kansas State 82-67 at home. Starter Greg Brown and key reserves Brock Cunningham and Kai Jones were held out of the game and quarantined.

Texas' ensuing two games, at Iowa State and at TCU, were postponed because of COVID-19 and player availability protocols among the Cyclones and Horned Frogs, respectively.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga15-0
2 Baylor14-0
3 Villanova10-1
4 Michigan13-1
5 Texas11-2
6 Houston13-1
7 Iowa12-3
8 Virginia11-2
9 Alabama13-3
10 Texas Tech11-5
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston13-1
2 Michigan13-1
3 Missouri10-2
4 Texas11-2
5 Gonzaga15-0
6 Alabama13-3
7 Baylor14-0
8 West Virginia11-4
9 Clemson9-4
10 Florida State9-2
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