Texas Basketball: Longhorns Hold Off Baylor, Win 69-60

Two streaks came to an end on Saturday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center. For the first time this season, Texas failed to defeat a Big 12 opponent by double digits, as the Longhorns held off the Baylor Bears, 69-60. That streak really doesn't matter. What does matter is that the win broke a ridiculous four game losing streak to Baylor.

As Texas has done in just about every conference game since the trip to Lawrence, the ‘Horns raced to an early lead and led by double digits at the half. However, unlike against Missouri, A&M, and OU, that lead evaporated in the second. A one-time 19 point first half lead and 16-point halftime lead was carved to just three, at 63-60. However, the Longhorns scored the game's final six points (all from the line) and moved to a 10-0 in the Big 12.

Very quick high points: first half offense against the Baylor zone (pretty much a clinic in how to attack a zone), Tristan Thompson on the glass (13 boards, five offensive), Jordan Hamilton in the first half (12 of his 17 total), and first half defensive pressure (created 10 Baylor turnovers).

Not so great points: the dreaded free throw stripe (22-of-37), second half offense against Baylor man (outscored 38-31), defense of LaceDarius Dunn in the second half, and post defense in the second half.

Last point, with the Ohio State loss, Monday's poll will be interesting. No. 2 Kansas won both their games this week and has only a single loss on the season. No. 3 Texas has three total losses but owns a win over the Jayhawks and has the much better overall resume. Unlike in football, polls don't matter at all. Will be interesting nonetheless.

Don't have time for more now, use this as your celebration thread.

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