Mason, Balbay lead #6 Texas over Tech 95-83

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas got some unexpected scoring from guards Justin Mason and Dogus Balbay, and the No. 6 Longhorns beat Texas Tech 95-83 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game losing streak.

Mason scored 18 points and Balbay had 13. The two went into the game averaging just more than seven points between them. But with defenses concentrating on stopping Texas' front-line players Damion James and Dexter Pittman, the guards finally took advantage of the space given to them to knock down shots.

James had 28 points and 13 rebounds for the Longhorns (18-2, 4-1 Big 12) to set the Big 12 record for career double-doubles with 48.

John Roberson scored 27 points for Texas Tech (14-6, 2-4).