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VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns' shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight loss


Story highlights Shaka Smart: “If you’re a competitor, then you’re extremely distraught.” Kerwin Roach on his struggles: “I honestly don’t have an answer for that.” Longhorns miss two potentially game-winning 3-point shots in the final minute.


After each difficult Texas basketball loss, like Wednesday’s 54-53 decision to Virginia Commonwealth, there’s always a familiar refrain.


These last two losses to Radford and VCU were just as embarrassing as those two non-conference home clunkers against UT-Arlington and Kent State two years ago.


Marcus Evans had a game-high 16 points while De’Riante Jenkins added 12 and Issac Vann just snuffed out Roach.


VCU’s fans, who showed up in force, could be heard rattling the Erwin Center walls with chants of “V-C-U!” afterward.


[NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]Rhoades called it a “rock fight,” basketball code for a slow, ugly game.






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