18 Feb

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Another close loss: Kansas State tip-in in final seconds beats Texas men’s basketball

Kendal Yancy led the Texas offense with 13 points Saturday, but the Longhorns fell at home to Kansas State on a last-minute tip-in (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – There are some teams that just find a way not to win, even when they are playing well; the Texas men’s basketball team is such a squad. After losing for the seventh time in 10 games by three points or fewer this season, it’s time to finally ask what the Longhorns have to do to get over the top.

It also might be time to accept that the Longhorns just have that answer.

It came down to keeping Kansas State off the offensive glass in the end game Saturday afternoon, but D.J. Johnson’s tip-in with 1.6 seconds to play and his ensuing free throw

 

 

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .