The Texas Longhorns ended their two-game losing streak by defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 71-67 in overtime. Texas was looking like to have the game won as they were leading by 11 points, but in the second half Texas Tech had an 12-2 run to take a 44-43 lead when Terran Petteway with 8:25 in the second half.
With under 30 seconds left Texas had a four-point lead, but Texas Tech was able to tie the game when Jordan Tolbert hit a pair of free throws and then Texas' Julien Lewis turned the ball over which allowed Texas Tech's Javarez Willis tied the game at 68 with 18 seconds left and send the game to overtime.
In overtime, Texas Tech was able to pull away by making six consecutive free throws to put themselves up 67-61 with 2:21 left in the game, but that would be the last points that Texas Tech would score. Texas would go on a 10-0 run to finish up the game and win 71-67.
This was a much needed win for Texas as they are squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble and had they lost to Texas Tech, who has a losing record, it would have severely hurt their at-large chances.
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