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Second half rally propels No. 4 Kansas past Texas
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Ben McLemore had 16 points, Jeff Withey scored 14 and the fourth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks rallied to beat the Texas Longhorns, 64-59, at the Frank Erwin Center.
Travis Releford supplied 12 points for the Jayhawks (16-1, 4-0 Big 12), who overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to extend their winning streak to 15 games.
Sheldon McClellan paced Texas (8-9, 0-4) with 18 points, while Julien Lewis finished with 11 and seven rebounds.
The Longhorns put together a 12-0 run after Kansas had regained the lead on a McLemore 3-pointer early in the second half. Jonathan Holmes capped the surge with a jumper for a 42-31 Texas advantage with 15:22 remaining.
The Jayhawks gradually chipped away and moved back in front, 54-53, on a McLemore dunk with 4:13 left. Another McLemore slam made it 62-57 with 1:16 to play.
After a McClellan jumper, Lewis missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer from the right corner in the waning seconds.
Kansas went nine minutes without a made field goal in the first half. Texas held the Jayhawks to 28 percent shooting and led 28-26 at the break.
Withey had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks ... Kansas shot 50 percent in the second half ... Holmes scored 10 points.
01/19 17:00:06 ET
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