While a host of area high school football teams begin adjusting to the offseason, there is still a host of other sporting events to fill the schedule this weekend. Highlighting matters is the McDonald’s Texas Invitational tournament, which will see four area teams competing against some of the state’s best boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.
Wednesday: In men’s college basketball, Rice visits #18 Texas (Longhorn Network) beginning at 8:00pm.
Thursday: The McDonald’s Texas Invitational basketball tourney will see the boys of Clear Brook and Dickinson and the girls of Clear Springs and Friendswood each competing in Pasadena over the next three days.
On the girls’ basketball tournament schedule, state-ranked Clear Brook is at the Langham Creek Shootout, while Clear Falls, La Marque and Texas City are at the Alvin Tournament. Santa Fe will be among the teams at the Manvel Tournament.
The boys’ basketball tournament schedule has Clear Creek at South Texas Shootout at La Joya
Friday: Clear Brook, Clear Creek and Clear Springs are among the teams scheduled to participate at the two-day West Houston TISCA Invitational swimming and diving event at Cy Fair Natatorium.
A quartet of boys’ basketball games starts at 6:00pm with Aldine Eisenhower at Clear Springs, Friendswood at Aldine MacArthur and Santa Fe at College Park followed by state-ranked Hitchcock at Lutheran South at 6:30pm.
There is one girls’ basketball game on the schedule as Dickinson visits Galveston Ball at 6:00pm.
The blistering hot Rockets, who have won six straight after an 0-3 start, return to action when they welcome former Rockets All-Star James Harden and the Clippers to Toyota Center for a 7:00pm start. Space City Home Network begins coverage at 6:30pm with the pregame show.
Saturday: The college football schedule starts with Abliene Christian at Texas A&M (ESPN+) at 11:00am, followed by Stephen F. Austin at Eastern Kentucky (ESPN+) at 1:00pm. Alabama State at Prairie View (ESPN+), Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas Southern and Incarnate Word at Houston Christian (ESPN+) each begin at 2:00pm, with Sam Houston State at Western Kentucky (ESPN+) at 2:30pm. McNeese at Lamar (ESPN+) and #15 Oklahoma State at Houston (ESPN2) begins at 3:00pm, while #7 Texas at Iowa State (KTRK13) wraps up the slate at 7:00pm.