Texas defeats Kansas State 62-49

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Playing in his final home game, senior Jon Holmes scored 10 points and blocked four shots, helping Texas defeat Kansas State 62-49 Saturday in the final regular season game for both teams.

Holmes, a 6-foot-8 forward, made a pair of critical 3-pointers in the second half as the Longhorns pulled away.

Demarcus Holland led Texas with 12 points. Connor Lammert scored 11. Isaiah Taylor produced 10 points and six assists.

Texas (19-12, 8-10 Big 12) kept its tenuous chances of reaching the NCAA tournament alive with the victory.

Kansas State (15-16, 8-10) is in jeopardy of not even receiving a spot in the National Invitation Tournament after falling to 1-10 on the road.

Guard Marcus Foster and forward Thomas Gipson scored 15 points apiece for Kansas State. Gipson grabbed 11 rebounds.

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