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Baker’s career night lifts Texas men’s basketball over hapless TCU

Guard Courtney Ramey scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds in the Texas men's basketball team's 70-56 Wednesday over TCU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Casual fans and onlookers should be forgiven for looking up Will Baker’s profile on their phones midway through the first half of the University of Texas men's basketball team's 70-56 win over hapless TCU Wednesday at the Erwin Center.

In a game between two teams fighting for relevance and notice in the top-heavy Big 12 Conference, Baker was the story, scoring a career-high 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting as shorthanded Texas shrugged off a ragged start and outlasted the visiting Horned Frogs before an announced crowd of 8,395.

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Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .