Despite needing to hold off a late surge, the No. 2 Texas Longhorns beat the No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions 71-66 in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.
And despite a season full of turbulence and a fired coach, the Horns rallied to reach the regional semifinal.
2023 March Madness bracket
The Longhorns will face the winner of the No. 3 Xavier Musketeers vs. the No. 11 Pitt Panthers in the Sweet 16 round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament. The game will take place on Friday, March 24 at T-Mobile Center. The tip-off time will be announced on Sunday.
The Horns and Muskies have only played once, a 78-76 win for the burnt orange on March 24, 2019. But in a bit of a surprise, Texas and Pitt have never faced off on a basketball court. The Longhorns will look to win both sides of a Keystone State rivalry with a win on Friday.