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Baylor defeats Texas, 93-85

We had a high scoring matchup in Waco on Monday night. The Baylor Bears and Texas Longhorns ran the score high despite only 18 combined three-point baskets made.

The Longhorns got off to a fast start from three-point range, but finished the game at 9-for-23 from the three-point line. The cold streak proved costly.

Baylor did much of its damage from the free throw line hitting 34 of 42 free throw attempts. Texas head coach Rodney Terry noted the disparity of free throw opportunities as the Longhorns had just 21 attempts to the Bears’ 42 from the free throw line.

Midway through the second half, Baylor stormed back into the game. Nevertheless, the game took a turn for the worst when Texas forward Dylan Disu went down with injury. Then the Longhorns’ lack of depth was on full display.

Baylor went from falling behind by double digits early to running away with the game.

Despite falling to 19-11 on the season, an earlier win against Texas Tech and dominant victory over Oklahoma State should have the Longhorns in the NCAA tournament field. Whether they can win in the tournament is still to be seen.

The Longhorns will end the season with a home Red River game with the Oklahoma Sooners (19-10) who also look to solidify tournament seeding. The teams will play Saturday at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire