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Texas Vs. Kansas Final Score: Longhorns Fall Short In Comeback Attempt, Lose 69-66

The Texas Longhorns erased a 12-point first half deficit against the No. 7 ranked Kansas Jayhawks, but ultimately they fell short to lose 69-66. Texas trailed 39-27 at the end of the first half, but they then went on a 25-12 run in the second half to take a 59-58 lead over Kansas with 5:39 left in the game. Texas actually increased their lead 64-60 and also led 66-65 with 1:53 left after J'Covan Brown made a pair of free throws.

Those free throws would be the last points that Texas would score on Saturday afternoon. They had chances at the end of the game but Texas missed the four shots they took, and one was a missed three-pointer by Brown with four seconds left.

The comeback shows that Texas can play with the best teams in the country, but they can not get into a double-digit deficits against quality teams like Kansas, and the reason Texas trailed in this game was because of their poor shooting on the day which was a paltry 34 percent.

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