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Monday, February 28, 2011
Longhorns can't find footing, fall to K-State

By ESPNDallas.com


Two weeks after being on the verge of the No. 1 ranking in the nation, Texas is spiraling. Kansas State pushed around the Longhorns in Austin, 75-70, on Monday. It was Texas' third loss in four games and first home loss in Big 12 play.

The Wildcats held the Longhorns to 34 percent shooting. That number drops to 26 percent if you remove Tristan Thompson's 9-for-14 effort (26 points). Kansas State, meanwhile, hit half of its shots from the floor.

Texas fell to No. 8 in the coaches poll that was released earlier Monday, and now the Longhorns are in jeopardy of slipping out of the top 10. They wrap up their regular season at Baylor on Saturday night.