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No. 4 Texas 72, No. 14 West Virginia 70: Highlights And Report: Jan. 9

Andrew Jones hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining and No. 4 Texas escaped with a 72-70 victory over No. 14 West Virginia to collect its sixth straight win on Saturday. Box Score

Trailing 70-69 in the final seconds, Greg Brown grabbed a defensive rebound off a missed Emmitt Matthews Jr. free throw with 11 seconds left and tossed the ball to Courtney Ramey to lead the counter-attack.

Ramey then drove into the paint and kicked out for a wide-open Jones to connect from the right corner from deep, which eventually sealed the victory for the Longhorns (10-1, 4-0 Big 12) to stay undefeated in conference play this season.

Ramey scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six assists and five rebounds for Texas, which trailed for most of the game, including a 40-36 halftime deficit.

Jones added 16 points and made 4-for-7 from 3-pointers, Matt Coleman had 13 points, and freshman Greg Brown ended with a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds for Texas, which had to come from nine points down in the second half.

Kai Jones shot 4-of-8 from their field for 10 points with four rebounds and two steals for the Longhorns, who shot 46.6% from the field on 27-of-58 shooting.

Taz Sherman scored 17 points off the bench to lead the way for West Virginia, which became the first team to score 40 points in the first half against Texas this campaign.

Derek Culver recorded his seventh double-double of the season, with 14 points and 16 rebounds and Sean McNeil scored 14 points for the Mountaineers (9-4, 2-3), who edged Texas on the glass 40-38.

Sophomore guard Miles McBride chipped in with 12 points for West Virginia, which dropped two of the last three games.

The Mountaineers led 54-45 midway through the second half, but Texas halted their scoring with a strong defense while using an 8-0 run to tie the game at 57-all with 8:36 left.

With the win this weekend, the Longhorns will at least maintain their No. 4 rankings on Monday after winning both their games this past week.

West Virginia, which takes on No. 2 Baylor Bears on the road on Tuesday, will likely fall further in the rankings.

MICAH DISNEY | Staff Writer
MICAH DISNEY | Staff Writer
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