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Storied Basketball Rivalry Will Play Out at Dickies Arena This December

15 Oct, 2019


Lone Star Showdown Tips Off on Sunday, Dec. 8

The Texas A&M University Aggies and the University of Texas Longhorns men’s basketball programs are set to renew their in-state rivalry at Dickies Arena on Sunday, Dec. 8. Tipoff and television broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
 
Tickets will go on sale at a later date at Ticketmaster.com.
 
“This is a terrific opportunity to renew an important rivalry for the fans in the great state of Texas,” said Texas head coach Shaka Smart. “We’re excited about the chance to play in a first-class arena in front of our fans in the Metroplex.”
 
“I’ve seen the Texas A&M-Texas rivalry first-hand, so I know how important this game is to our players, coaches and fans,” first-year Texas A&M head coach Buzz Williams said. “We’re also excited about getting the opportunity to play in front of our Metroplex alumni in the new Dickies Arena. This is one of those games that generates passion from both sides and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
 
This will mark the first regular-season contest between Texas and Texas A&M in men’s basketball since the Aggies claimed an 84-73 win in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 25, 2015.

"We are excited to revive such an important Texas rivalry at Dickies Arena, said Trail Drive Management Corp.'s (TDMC) Matt Homan, president and general manager of Dickies Arena. "The contest is the perfect bookend to our weekend of collegiate basketball in Fort Worth."

Dickies Arena will be a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena, scheduled to open in November 2019, will host concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and will be the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickesArena.com.

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