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Texas hosts Xavier Sunday in 2nd round of NIT

Texas takes on Xavier in the 2nd round of the NIT Sunday (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN – There’s philosophical question that asks, “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”

Texas’ 79-73 win over South Dakota State Tuesday in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, watched in person by 1,739 patrons at the Erwin Center and countless hundreds more on a national television broadcast, draws comparisons to that question – and not in a good way.

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 .