No. 25 Texas survives Big 12 battle at Kansas State

Kansas State forward Dean Wade (32) shoots while covered by Texas guard Tevin Mack (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Isaiah Taylor scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to all but ice the game with less than a minute to play, and No. 25 Texas held on to beat Kansas State 71-70 on Monday night.

Javan Felix had 11 of his 13 points in the first half and Eric Davis, Jr. finished with 10 points for Texas (18-11, 9-6 Big 12).

Kansas State (15-13, 4-11) was forced to play catch-up in the second half after falling behind by as many as eight points. When the Wildcats got as close as 66-65 with 1:03 to play, Taylor stepped back and hit a 3-pointer with a defender in his face. Dean Wade later missed a possible game-winning 3-pointer, as the Longhorns escaped with a much-needed conference victory.

Justin Edwards had 20 points and eight rebounds for Kansas State, while D.J. Johnson added 16 points and Wesley Iwundu had 12.

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