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— Texas Basketball 🤘 (@TexasMBB) January 30, 2019
The Texas Longhorns emerged from a funk that lasted for more than three weeks with a 73-63 home victory Tuesday night over the 11th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks.
The Longhorns entered the game on a two-game losing streak. They had lost five of their last six.
But they registered their best win in Big 12 play by holding Kansas star Dedric Lawson to 13 points on 4 of 14 shooting.
Combined, Lawson and Marcus Garrett went 5 for 18 as Kansas, a 14-time defending conference champion, lost its second straight game.
On the other end, Texas played patiently and forced Kansas into too many fouling situations.
Taking advantage, the Longhorns hit 21 of 23 from the free-throw line.
Dylan Osetkowski scored 16 points to lead four Texas players in double figures.
Kerwin Roach II had 15, Jase Febres 13 and freshman center Jaxson Hayes 12 for the Longhorns.
With the win, Texas snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series against Kansas.
Kansas 16-5, 5-3
Texas 12-9, 4-4