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Horns’ 72-58 win against Vanderbilt was a tale of two halves

Guard Kerwin Roach led the Texas offense with 15 points, and added 11 rebounds, in the Longhorns' TKTK win Saturday over Vanderbilt (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Guard Kerwin Roach, Jr., led the Texas offense with 15 points, and added 11 rebounds, in the Longhorns' 72-58 win Saturday over Vanderbilt (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas men's basketball team's easier-than-it-sounds 72-58 victory Saturday over Vanderbilt at the Erwin Center in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at the Erwin Center was a tale of two halves. The Longhorns dominated each, albeit in different ways.

Texas got a team-high 15 points and 11 rebounds from high-flying freshman guard Kerwin Roach, Jr., and had four players in double-figure scoring while winning for the fifth time in six games.

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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 .