#15 Texas Holds Off Red Raiders, 71-67 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/20/10

#15 Texas Holds Off Red Raiders, 71-67

Gary Johnson scored a career-high 22 points to lead No. 15 Texas to a 71-67 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Longhorns (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) led by 13 points in the second half then held off a late-game surge by Nick Okorie, who scored 11 straight points for the Red Raiders to pull them within 69-67 with 58 seconds remaining in the game.

J'Covan Brown made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Okorie finished with 21 points for the Red Raiders (16-10, 4-8).

Damion James added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Texas, which had lost six of its last nine games since moving to No. 1 for the first time in school history.

Jon Roberson, the Red Raiders' second-leading scorer, was held to two points.

Courtesy: AP

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