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Felix, Taylor make all the right moves as Texas outlasts Tech, 69-59

Guard Javan Felix (3) led the Longhorns with a game-high 20 points in UT's 69-59 win over Texas Tech (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Guard Javan Felix (3) led the Longhorns with a game-high 20 points in UT's 69-59 win over Texas Tech (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas guard Javan Felix gave an indication early Saturday against Texas Tech that he was ready to take the game by the throat by scoring the Longhorns’ first eight points in the opening three minutes.

“It felt like it was going to be my day when I woke up this morning," Felix said. "No ... no just kidding. Coach (Shaka Smart) asked me beforehand if I wanted to take a three to begin the game, and I did, and I hit it, and that got us off to a good start.”

It was never that easy — or that decisive — for either Felix or the Longhorns the rest of the way.

Felix ended up with 20 points

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .