This one didn't come easy for the Longhorns, but in the end the result was the same: another Big 12 victory, the team's fourth straight overall and second in a row over a ranked opponent.
After Cameron Ridley fouled out and Javan Felix missed two free throws that could have put the game out of reach, the game appeared headed to overtime when Shane Southwell knocked in a high bank shot in the lane with 5 seconds to play. But Texas, after spending two timeouts that left just 1.9 seconds on the clock, inbounded the ball to an open Jonathan Holmes in the corner, who buried a three as time expired, lifting the Longhorns to a 67-64 win over Kansas State.
It was a tense battle throughout the contest, with the lead see-sawing back and forth between the teams all night. On a night when the Longhorns struggled to shoot the ball, they got just enough scoring from sophomores Javan Felix and Cameron Ridley to get to the end of the game with a chance to win. And Holmes, who struggled to score the ball for most of the night, delivered when it mattered most.
As they have all year, this team found a way to win a close game down the stretch, pushing its record to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in Big 12 play, where they trail only first-place Kansas. The Horns will travel to Waco on Saturday for a match up with a reeling Baylor squad that has now lost three straight.
Much more in tomorrow's Texas Basketball Report. But this... is your celebration thread. Enjoy the win.