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Men’s basketball falls to Texas Tech; now Longhorns await postseason announcement

By Steve Habel/Senior Contributing Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There was a point in Thursday's 73-69 Texas loss to No. 14 Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament that it looked like the shorthanded Longhorns may have caught enough lightning in a bottle to pull off the upset.

That ultimately futile notion was stoked by the hair-on-fire shooting performance of Texas guard Jacob Young and the steady hand of point guard Matt Coleman. But in the end the talented and deep Red Raiders, especially Keenan Evans, made the plays that counted the most at the Sprint Center to allow Tech to capture the victory and advance.

“We left a lot on the table,” Coleman

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 .