AUSTIN, Texas (Ticker) -- No. 5 Texas will look to build on its season-opening victory when it faces in-state rival Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
The Longhorns defeated No. 16 Georgia in New York on November 15 and will be facing a group of Lumberjacks, who have yet to play.
Texas' No. 5 ranking represents the first time the school has been in the Top 10. The Longhorns reached No. 11 in 1996 and 1999.
Texas is 81-15 in its home openers and sophomore point guard T.J. Ford will look to put on a show for the home crowd after kicking off the season with a 22-point, eight-assist effort against Georgia last week. The 22 points tied a career high.
The teams have been playing each other since 1937-38, but have only met four other times. The Longhorns hope that this meeting is nothing like the last one, a game that Texas barely survived, 95-94 in 1994.
Stephen F. Austin went 13-15 last season and posted a 10-10 record in Southland Conference play. The Lumberjacks were 0-5 in non-conference road games in 2001-02.