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Post-game celebration thread: Texas takes down No. 11 Kansas, 73-63

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Head coach Shaka Smart and the Longhorns desperately needed a win. On Tuesday evening, they got one against a ranked opponent at home.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Texas Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off of losses in five of the last six games, the Texas Longhorns needed to get back on track and did exactly that against the No. 11 Kansas Jayhawks at the Erwin Center in Austin on Tuesday evening.

The 73-63 victory included a hot start defensively after struggles on that end of the court in conference play and excellent free-throw shooting down the stretch — Texas made 21-of-23 foul shots (91.8 percent) and got some big baskets late from sophomore guard Jase Febres, who finished with four buckets from long range.

Early in the second half, it was senior forward Dylan Osetkowski who kept the Horns in the lead. He finished with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting, largely on back downs against smaller Jayhawks defenders.

So take a moment to enjoy head coach Shaka Smart’s first win over Kansas, the program’s first win over the Jayhawks since 2014, and the program’s sixth win in the last seven home games against AP Top 20 opponents.