Texas basketball HC Rodney Terry and players discuss No. 15 Colgate

If you thought the Texas basketball program would take Colgate lightly, you could be mistaken. Texas head coach Rodney Terry and his team discussed the importance of the matchup and the task ahead of them.

Rodney Terry had the following to say ahead of Thursday’s bout in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

I don’t think of Colgate as an underdog. Colgate can play with anybody in this tournament . . . Any time you score 80 (points per game), you can beat anybody in the country on any given day.

The team appears to understand it will likely face an atmosphere similar to the one it faced in Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament title against Kansas. Veteran forward Brock Cunningham imparted his own wisdom from the team’s 2021 early exit against Abilene Christian and it’s 2022 game against Virginia Tech.

“They will root for the under-seed.” Cunningham added, “especially when Texas is that top seed.”

Rodney Terry echoed the sentiment sharing, “I think our guys understand when they signed up to play at Texas that they were gonna get everybody’s best game.”

We will see if those are merely words or if Texas is that prepared.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire