Sophomores carry men’s basketball past Oklahoma State, 82-79

Sophomore swingman Tevin Mack scored a career-high 27 points Wednesday to help left the University of Texas men's basketball team to an 82-79 victory over Oklahoma State at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — When the University of Texas men's basketball team needed a big basket or two (or three) in the middle of the second half Wednesday against Oklahoma State when the game was close, the ball went time and time again to sophomore swingman Tevin Mack.

But in the final minutes, with the Cowboys making a final surge to get back in the contest, Texas coach Shaka Smart demanded that sophomore guard Eric Davis, Jr. — a player who has struggled with his shooting almost all season — had the ball in his hands.

Somehow that strategy worked, as Mack scored a career-high 27 points and Davis, Jr. hit for 16 — 14 in the second half — as Texas [article-offer]


Steve Habel

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 .

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