Texas hangs on to beat Texas Tech 71-67 in OT
By BETSY BLANEY
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Julien Lewis scored 15 points and hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to lead Texas over Texas Tech 71-67 on Saturday.
The Longhorns led by 14 points in the first half and were lucky to come away with a win. They trailed 67-61 in overtime before J'Covan Brown hit two free throws and Lewis hit a 3 to pull within 67-66.
Texas Tech turned the ball over the next three possessions, while Texas (18-11, 8-8 Big 12) got a layup from Lewis to go up 69-67. Myck Kabongo and Brown got three free throws combined down the stretch.
Willis hit a jumper with 16 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 59. Lewis turned the ball over on Texas' ensuing possession, but the Red Raiders couldn't convert.
Updated February 25, 2012