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Texas Vs. Cincinnati: NCAA Tournament 2012, Game Preview

The Texas Longhorns and Cincinnati Bearcats face off in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03:  Sheldon McClellan #1 of the Texas Longhorns shoots over David Wear #12 of the UCLA Bruins at LA Sports Arena on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Sheldon McClellan #1 of the Texas Longhorns shoots over David Wear #12 of the UCLA Bruins at LA Sports Arena on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Texas Longhorns (20-13, 9-9) and Cincinnati Bearcats (24-10, 12-6) finally get underway in the NCAA Tournament second round at 11:15 a.m. at the Bridgestown Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Texas is not really expected to beat Cincinnati, considering the dominance of the Bearcats' big man Yancy Gates, who comes into the game averaging 12.4 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. The Longhorns big men are going to have a tough battle with Gates.

But for Texas there is the elite scorer of the Big 12 conference in J'Covan Brown, who averages 20.1 points a game, supported by Sheldon McClellan (11.3) and Myck Kabongo (9.8).

Here is a look at the game time and television schedule for Friday's game.

Location: Bridgestown Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

Time: 11:15 a.m. CDT

TV: CBS

For updates on the Longhorns and Bearcats game, go to SB Nation Dallas and for more on the Texas Longhorns basketball team, visit Burnt Orange Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.