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Shaka Smart comments on Texas SF Tevin Mack’s immediate future

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The head coach’s latest comments aren’t promising for Mack’s future in Austin.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Texas Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns sophomore wing Tevin Mack’s indefinite suspension has now dragged on for the past four games and based on head coach Shaka Smart’s comments during his Monday morning press conference, Mack’s future in Austin looks increasingly unclear.

Mack, Texas’ leading scorer (14.8), was suspended following the ‘Horns 64-61 loss to TCU for an undisclosed violation of team rules, which marked his second of the year after missing three games to start his sophomore campaign; two of which were scrimmages.

Smart’s displeasure with Mack is apparent. Andrew Jones’ buzzer beater over Oklahoma lifted Texas out of a five-game losing streak and despite the Longhorns on-court struggles, the head coach Mack followed from VCU to Texas hasn’t budged, regardless of previous depth concerns.

With just 11 regular season games remaining, it’s becoming quite possible that we’ve seen the last of Mack in burnt orange, even if just until next season.