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Indiana swim and dive prepares for tri-meet against Texas, Texas A&M

<p>Then-freshman Jasper Davis jumps off the block to swim in the men&#x27;s 200-yard free race on Jan. 28, 2022, at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The Hoosiers will face off against the University of Texas and Texas A&amp;M University Oct. 21 at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.</p>

Then-freshman Jasper Davis jumps off the block to swim in the men's 200-yard free race on Jan. 28, 2022, at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. The Hoosiers will face off against the University of Texas and Texas A&M University Oct. 21 at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.

Indiana swim and dive will head down south to face off against the University of Texas and Texas A&M University on Oct. 21 at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. 

The Hoosiers last competed against the Longhorns in November 2019 in Bloomington at a meet which saw the Longhorn men and women emerge victorious. They last competed against the Aggies at the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Longhorns won that meet, while Indiana finished seventh and Texas A&M finished sixteenth.  

[Related: Indiana men’s and women’s swim and dive defeats Kentucky to begin season]

Texas enters the upcoming meet ranked No. 2 and No. 3 on the men’s and women’s sides, respectively. The Longhorns were national runners-up last year on the men’s side, while their women finished third overall. Both teams are coming off a victory over Texas Christian University on Oct. 7. 

Texas A&M is also a formidable opponent, as its men’s and women’s teams are ranked No. 14 and No. 22, respectively. The men finished second at the SMU Classic with 306 points, outscored only by Texas who tallied 348 points of its own. The women are 1-0, having beaten the University of Houston 166-123 Oct. 6.  

Indiana defeated the University of Kentucky to open its season Oct. 5, and head swimming coach Ray Looze said he expects the Hoosiers’ second competition of the season to be a challenge.  

“They’re very good,” Looze said of the Longhorns. “It’s going to be a challenge because they’re great — they’re at home. We haven’t been able to do this meet in a couple of years.”  

The diving competition begins at 12:30 p.m., while swimming takes place later in the afternoon starting at 3 p.m.  

Follow reporter Nick Rodecap (@nickrodecap) for updates throughout the Indiana swim and dive season.

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