Texas guard Brooke McCarty (11) drives against Baylor guard Kristy Wallace (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Quick take: Texas 85, Baylor 79

Texas led by as many as 16 points in the second half before Baylor stormed back. Baylor center Kalani Brown tied the game 76-76 with 1:22 to play.

Posted February 6th, 2017

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  • Texas played near-flawless basketball in the first half and earned a 47-35 lead at the break. Surprisingly, All-America candidates Alexis Jones and Nina Davis went scoreless in the first 20 minutes.

WACO — Joyner Holmes broke a tie with a short banker with 1 minute to play and 11th-ranked Texas upset No. 2 Baylor 85-79 Monday night at the Ferrell Center.

UT’s victory snapped Baylor’s 54-game home winning streak. It also snapped BU’s current victory streak at 21. The Longhorns had lost 14 straight times in Waco, a streak that dated back to 2010.

Texas led by as many as 16 points in the second half before Baylor stormed back. Bears center Kalani Brown tied the game 76-76 with 1:22 to play.

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Texas improved to 19-4, 13-0 in the Big 12. Baylor is 23-2, 12-1.

It was UT’s 17th straight victory.

Texas played near-flawless basketball in the first half and earned a 47-35 lead at the break. Surprisingly, Baylor All-America candidates Alexis Jones and Nina Davis went scoreless in the first 20 minutes.

Jones did not score a field goal until the 7:08 mark in the third quarter and Davis followed with a bucket a minute later.

Texas will return to Big 12 action Saturday with a home game against Kansas.

 

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