The Big 12 Conference is poised to expand to eight teams by 2019.
So how can this series of games help the Hoops, who have yet to play a Big 12 game?
The Butler and Texas teams have played each other in the Big 12 tournament.
The Hoosier team has played the Butler in every year since the conference expanded in 2006.
The Butler won both of those games.
What would happen if Butler and Longhorns played again in the Hoopla Classic?
The Hoops could make it happen.
The two teams would be playing for the Big East title, which is a spot that Texas holds after losing to the No. 1 seed from the Big West.
The series would start with a road game at the Carrier Dome.
Texas and Butler would host a rematch in Austin.
The Bulls would be the defending champions.
This series would be televised nationally by ABC.
This would be an exciting opportunity for fans to watch their favorite team play again.
What is the timeline for the 2018-19 season?
The Big Ten Conference is set to expand, and the league is scheduled to expand again by 2020.
But the Big Ten Tournament will be played for the 2020-21 season, and there is no timetable for that expansion to begin.