AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas saved its season with a win against 11th-ranked Kansas 73-63 Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center.
Texas (12-9, 4-4) needed to stop the bleeding with losses in five of its last six games, teetering away from most experts NCAA Tournament bracket projections.
At least for one night, the questions about the state of Longhorns basketball are put to rest with coach Shaka Smart reeling in a signature win. Kansas’ only lead of the game came at 2-0.
The win also snaps a 10-game losing streak winning for the first time since 2014 against Kansas.
It was the defense that made the difference keeping Kansas out of rhythm all night, forcing 13 Jayhawks turnovers and holding Kansas below its season average in field goal percentage at 45%
This game was played in stark contrast to the 80-78 Longhorns loss earlier this season in Lawrence.