13 Feb

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Texas fails at the details in 71-64 loss to surging No. 18 Kansas State

Texas fell to visiting Kansas State in a crucial Big 12 showdown Tuesday at the Erwin Center (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN – Texas hung strong until the end, but head coach Shaka Smart said it best when his Longhorns came up just short of taking down Big 12 Conference-leading Kansas State Tuesday at the Frank Erwin Center.

"For us, the details were not there when we needed them to be,” Smart said.

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 .