Longhorns pull away in second half to beat Texas Tech

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Javan Felix scored 20 points and surging Texas beat Texas Tech 69-59 Saturday as the Longhorns got their seventh win in eight games to stay in the thick of the Big 12 race.

Next up for the Longhorns: No. 1 Oklahoma, the only team Texas hasn’t played yet in the league.

Isaiah Taylor added 13 points and eight assists for the Longhorns (16-7, 7-3), who started 1-2 in the Big 12 before their recent push sent them into Saturday just a game out of first place.

Keenan Evans scored 14 points for the Red Raiders (13-9, 3-7).

Texas Tech got within 60-54 on a 3-pointer by Toddrick Gotcher with 4:26 to play. Texas answered with a 7-0 run — a dunk by Kerwin Roach Jr., a 3-pointer by Connor Lammert and another layup by Roach, all assisted by Taylor — that put Texas ahead 67-54.

Received 02/06/16 04:22 pm ET