Texas 84, Baylor 79
AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Freshman Kevin Durant scored 34 points and A.J. Abrams hit six 3-pointers to lead Texas to an 84-79 win over Baylor on Saturday night.
Abrams finished with 22 points and his last 3-pointer put Texas up by seven with 1:41 to play. Connor Atchely scored seven in an 8-2 Texas run that gave the Longhorns the lead late in the second half.
Texas (15-5, 5-1) has won 22 in a row at home and 18 in a row over Baylor (11-9, 1-6).
Baylor got within three on Henry Dugat’s twisting layup over three defenders before Durant hit four free throws over the final 12 seconds to seal the win.
Aaron Bruce hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 to lead the Bears, who dropped their fourth straight loss.
Baylor led much of the game and Bruce’s consecutive 3-pointers after Texas had rallied to tie put Baylor up 60-54. Durant hit a 3-pointer and Atchley’s putback gave Texas its first lead of the second half at 63-62 with just under 7 minutes to play.
Durant was 9-of-18 shooting from the field and 13-of-15 on free throws. It was Durant’s fourth 30-point game in Big 12 play. He also had nine rebounds.