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Jones’ last-gasp shot lifts UT men’s basketball past Oklahoma, 84-83

Freshman guard Andrew Jones drained a long three-point shot with less than two seconds to go to lift the University of Texas men's basketball team to an 84-83 victory over Oklahoma Monday at the Frank Erwin Center (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The under-construction Texas men’s basketball team basketball was mired in no-man’s land heading into its game Monday against Oklahoma. Cue freshman guard Andrew Jones as the man to rectify that situation.

With the final seconds ticking down and the Longhorns down by two, Jones found himself far from where he wanted to be — 25 feet from the basket and under heavy duress with a desperation three-pointer the only shot he had available.

So Jones dribbled to the top of the key, retreated under

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .