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Horns top Texas Tech 72-70 for 2nd straight comeback win


AUSTIN (KXAN) — No. 10 Texas was down at halftime for the second consecutive game at Moody Center on Saturday, but as the cliche goes — the comeback was bigger than the setback.

The Longhorns rallied from a 10-point deficit early in the second half to beat Texas Tech 72-70 and hand the Red Raiders their fifth straight Big 12 Conference loss. Texas came back from an 18-point deficit against No. 17 TCU on Wednesday to win, and it was Jabari Rice again who sealed the win from the foul line.

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With Texas hanging on to a 66-63 lead with 0:21 seconds left, Rice calmly stepped to the foul line and drained five foul shots down the stretch, each time answering a Texas Tech bucket to keep the Longhorns out in front, similar to what he did against the Horned Frogs.

“He’s a winner and a tough kid,” Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams said about Rice. “He’s got that unique shot fake that we talked about all week, and he got us on it a couple of times. He comes off the bench and gives them a lot of energy and plays hard.”

The Red Raiders didn’t go down without a fight. Pop Isaacs and De’Vion Harmon hit big 3-pointers with less than 30 seconds left in the game, but Texas did just enough from the free throw line to hang on, making 9-of-11 in the final 1:37.

Marcus Carr led Texas with 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting with six rebounds and three assists. Rice scored 18 points and was 8-for-10 from the foul line. Timmy Allen pitched in 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting for the Longhorns.

Isaacs led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-19 shooting and 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Harmon had 13 points and Farwads Aimaq has 12 points for the Red Raiders.

This story is in progress and will be updated with more details and quotes after the postgame press conference.


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