AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Isaiah Taylor scored 17 points and Texas overcame a tough shooting night with some key late-game 3-pointers to beat Kansas State 60-57 Tuesday night.
Javan Felix scored 14 for Texas (9-5, 1-1 Big 12) and his 3-pointer with just under 4 minutes left gave Texas its first lead of the second half. Barry Brown scored 15 for Kansas State (10-4, 0-2), but two 3-point attempts in the final seconds were both partially blocked.
The win let Texas and new coach Shaka Smart avoid the program's third 0-2 start in the Big 12 in four years.
The Longhorns still struggled to find offensive rhythm after losing senior center Cam Ridley to a foot injury for 8-to-10 weeks three games ago. But despite a 6 of 23 shooting effort on 3-pointers, the Longhorns got key long-range baskets from Felix and Connor Lammert down the stretch to secure the win.
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