04 Jan

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Texas men’s basketball faces No. 6 Baylor

Guard Jared Butler leads the No. 6 Baylor Bears in scoring with an average of 17.6 points per game (photo courtesy of baylorbears.com).

By Riley Zayas

For Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart the new year brings with it a whole lot of “new.” At the top of that list is the new segment of the season, Big 12 play, set to start Saturday against the Big 12-leading Baylor Bears.

“It’s a new year, it’s a new conference season, it’s a new segment of our season,” Smart said Thursday.

The Longhorns (10-2) will travel up to Waco to face No, 6-ranked Baylor in front of a nationally televised audience at 7 p.m. Saturday evening in a game that very well could be