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No. 11 Texas beats Texas Tech in Big 12 opener

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Javan Felix scored 15 points and Jonathan Holmes added 14 to lead No. 11 Texas over Texas Tech 70-61 on Saturday in each team’s Big 12 opener.

Felix was 3 of 6 from 3-point range.

Holmes became the 34th player in Texas history to score 1,000 points.

The Longhorns (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) outrebounded the Red Raiders 41-29 and had twice as many points off turnovers.

Foul trouble early in the second half hurt the Red Raiders’ ability to stop the Longhorns’ inside game. Texas Tech didn’t start getting the ball inside until late and finished with 26 points in the paint.

Isaiah Manderson scored 12 points for the Red Raiders (10-4, 0-1).

Texas Tech went on an 8-2 run early in the second half to pull within 41-35. The Longhorns answered quickly with 12 straight points to extend their lead to 53-35, holding the Red Raiders without a basket for more than five minutes.

Holmes, who was shut out in the first half, scored on the Longhorns’ first possession of the second to put Texas up 33-22. That gave the senior 1,001 points. He followed that up with a 3-pointer.


Texas: In his first game back after breaking his left wrist, sophomore point guard Isaiah Taylor had eight points, four steals and six turnovers in 30 minutes. He averaged 15 points in the Longhorns’ first three games before missing the last 10.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders’ big men got into foul trouble early in the second half. Zach Smith, Norense Odiase and Justin Jamison each had three fouls with 10 minutes left.


Texas hosts No. 18 Oklahoma on Monday night.

Texas Tech hosts No. 17 West Virginia on Monday night.

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