Ellis has big game as No. 8 Kansas rallies past Texas, 69-64

UT, Longhorns
UT, Longhorns
By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis had 28 points and 13 rebounds in a brilliant performance, and eighth-ranked Kansas held on through a tense final minute to beat Texas 69-64 on Saturday night.

Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 points and Frank Mason III had 12 for the Jayhawks (23-6, 12-4), who remained a game clear of second-place Oklahoma with two games left in the Big 12 race.

Trying to bolster its NCAA resume, Texas (17-12, 6-10) had its chances down the stretch.

Isaiah Taylor missed the front end of a one-and-one with the Longhorns trailing 66-64 and 48.3 seconds left. Then, the talented sophomore guard missed a spinning, off-balanced floater that would have tied the game with 6.1 seconds remaining.

Oubre calmly made two foul shots at the other end of the floor to put the game away.

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