No. 25 Texas defeats Texas Tech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Damion James had 20 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double and No. 25 Texas beat Texas Tech 87-81 on Wednesday night.

A.J. Abrams scored 24 points for the Longhorns (19-8, 8-5 Big 12), who have won four of their last five after a three-game losing streak.

Nick Okorie scored 24 points to lead Texas Tech (12-16, 2-11), which played without head coach Pat Knight, who was suspended by the Big 12 for one game after criticizing the officiating in the Red Raiders’ previous loss. Tech has lost nine of its last 10 games.