Texas guard J'Covan Brown missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, as the Kansas men's basketball team held on for a 69-66 victory over Texas on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas
Jeff Withey completed a three-point play with 37 seconds left to give KU a two-point lead. Brown missed an off-balance 14-footer to tie it with 15 seconds left, and KU's Travis Releford secured the rebound. Thomas Robinson was fouled, and he one free throw before Brown's last-second missed three.
KU trailed 64-60 with 3:21 left before ending the game on a 9-2 run.
Tyshawn Taylor led KU, posting 22 points on 7-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and no rebounds.
Robinson added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Brown finished with 24 points on 7-for-26 shooting.
KU (16-3, 6-0 Big 12) will play host to Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Monday.
Originally posted by the Lawrence Journal-World
This Saturday on ESPNís College GameDay, Robinsonís story will be told in a video feature that ESPN's Tom Friend narrated and Jonathan Sweet produced. It is expected to air in the 10 a.m. (CST) hour of College GameDay on ESPN. Discuss
For the second time this season, No. 7 Kansas knocked off a top-five team and saw senior point guard Tyshawn Taylor score a career-high 28 points - but for the first time this season, No. 3 Baylor was handed a loss as the Jayhawks ran away with the 92-74 victory at Allen Fieldhouse, Monday night.
All five starters recorded double-digit scoring efforts for the first time this season, but it was Taylor who set the tone. The senior reprised his role as the offensive catalyst after scoring a career-high 28 points two days ago in a comeback win against IowaState. On Monday, Taylor again ignited for 28 points, including nine points during KU's 13-0 run to end the first half. Shooting at an efficient 10-for-14 clip on the night,Taylor tied another career-high with his four three-pointers.
Junior forward Thomas Robinson backed that effort with 27 points and 14 rebounds, his 13th double-double of the year and his fourth in five Big 12 games. Fellow junior Jeff Withey put up his second-straight double-double performance with 10 points and 10 boards. Junior guards Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford netted 11 points apiece.
No. 7 Kansas will continue conference play at Texas on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., on CBS. The Jayhawks then return to home for a second-straight ESPN Big Monday appearance when they host Texas A&M on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.