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Roach, Ibeh post career highs as Texas dominates TCU, 71-54

Senior center Prince Ibeh had a double-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds as Texas hammered TCU (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Senior center Prince Ibeh had a double-double with a career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds as Texas ran past TCU, 71-54 (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN – Texas coach Shaka Smart knows how to exploit a mismatch, even when the focal point of that advantage is a player — in this case senior center Prince Ibeh — who is usually challenged to produce offensively.

The Longhorns got a surprising career-high 17 points and 10 rebounds from Ibeh and a career-high 22 points from high-flying freshman guard Kerwin Roach, Jr., as Texas built a big lead in the first half and cruised to a 71-54 win Tuesday against TCU in a Big 12 matchup at the Frank Erwin Center.

Four of the Longhorns’ first five offensive

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 .