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Men’s basketball takes out frustration on UAB, rolls to 96-60 win

Sophomore guard Tevin Mack led the Texas offense with 18 points as the Texas men's basketball team pulled away from UAB, 96-60, at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Sophomore guard Tevin Mack led the Texas offense with 18 points as the Texas men's basketball team pulled away from UAB, 96-60, at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas men's basketball team had a measure of frustration — call it a Santa Claus-on-Christmas Eve-delivery-sized bag of angst — to unload on some unwitting opponent after a series of close-call losses in the first two months of the season.

The Longhorns took out that frustration Wednesday on UAB, whipping the Blazers, 96-60, at the Frank Erwin Center in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the lopsided score indicates. Sophomore swingman Tevin Mack poured in 18 points in leading four teammates in double-figure scoring.

Freshman forward Jarrett Allen (8 for 9 from the floor) and freshman guard

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 .