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Men’s basketball falters late, falls at home to TCU, 64-61

Freshman center Jarrett Allen scored a team-high 18 points in the Texas men's basketball team's 64-61 loss to TCU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Losing close games can infect a team and create doubt in the end game, a time when every shot, every rebound, every pass and every decision is exponentially more important.

It’s a malady that has hampered the Texas men’s basketball team plenty this season, the latest exhibit being a 64-61 loss Wednesday to surging TCU before an announced crowd of 9,661 at the Frank Erwin Center.

It was the fourth time in UT's past five defeats that the margin between winning and losing was five points or less.

Vladmir Brodziansky scored 19 points including

 

 

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 .