Rick Barnes enumerated reasons for accepting an invitation to the third-tier College Basketball Invitational, one of which is the opportunity to let point guard Myck Kabongo play catch-up.
The Longhorns’ game at Houston Wednesday night will be only Kabongo’s 11th of the season after a long NCAA-imposed suspension.
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TEXAS VS. HOUSTON
8 p.m. Wednesday, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, AXS, 1300, 98.1
About this game: The Cougars (19-12, 7-9 Conference USA) are a high scoring team, their 78.1 points a game ranking ninth in the country. They allow 72.9, which ranks 313th. … The Cougars’ non-conference strength of schedule is ranked 347th — last in the country — according to ESPN.com’s RPI. … Young, the Cougars’ leading scorer, is the son of Michael Young, a star for the Phi Slama Jama Cougars in the 1980s while playing with Akeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.