Texas hold back late charge from Vanderbilt 70-64

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm •  Published: December 2, 2013
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Vanderbilt trimmed Texas' lead to three points when Henderson knocked down a jumper to make it 57-54 with 2:30 left to play.

Then, Taylor helped the Longhorns take control of the game down the stretch. He completed a three-point play and hit a floater following a steal by Holland all in less than 30 seconds to give Texas a 62-54 lead with 1:47 to go.

The Longhorns initially struggled from the free throw line, making just 10 of 16 attempts before knocking down five straight in the final 24 seconds.

Texas, whose victory Monday came in the first-ever Big 12-SEC challenge, has now won 46 consecutive home games against unranked non-conference opponents. The Longhorns have also won seven of their first eight games for the first time in three years.

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